RIYL: SoundCloud rap
Label: Loma Vista
South Florida rapper Denzel Curry has followed up his 2016 full-length Imperial with the much-anticipated TA13OO, a 13-track concept album separated into 3 sections: the light, the grey and the dark.Â From eery cavernous beats in the vein of Danny BrownÂ on tracks like Mad I Got ItÂ to uplifting Chance-style ‘almost-gospel’ jams like Black Balloons, TA13OOÂ dips its toes intoÂ many different styles and tones.Â Â Denzel’s lyrical themesÂ are just as eclecticÂ as the instrumentals, from the darkerÂ moments in his own autobiographyÂ on Taboo to the politically-charged Sirens to the complexities of celebrity and suicide on Clout Cobain.
There’s a ton to digest here, but I think this is undoubtedly one of the strongest hip hop albums of the year so far.Â Denzel’s singing voice is just as distinguished as his insane flow.Â If you dug Tyler’s Flower BoyÂ as much as me, then this one is gonna hit you right in the pleasure zone.Â Limited picture discs are available after the ‘buy’ link, but if you’re afraid of the sound quality, then grab the red vinyl HERE.Â Listen to the whole album below.
Limited Edition TA1300 Picturedisc featuring unique artwork on both sides enclosed in iridescent foil sleeve.
Your order will ship on or around 9/21.
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