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Denzel Curry, Imperial (self-released)




Denzel Curry, Imperial (self-released)
CD Reviews: April 7, 2016

04/07/16
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Denzel Curry, Imperial (self-released)

The up-and-comer rap scene is fracturing faster than the Republican party, to go by the blog comments on albums like this (while we’re at it, the press can’t decide whether to call this a “mixtape” or Curry’s “sophomore album.” It’s free, so it’s indeed a mixtape, unless there’s a rebel faction trying to change the rulebook, and meanwhile, no one really cares aside from Grade A nerds). And yes, you have to take blog comments seriously. I do. Well, maybe not seriously, but blog comments sections are rich in comedic value. Some guys really, really hate Death Grips, for example, calling their stuff “acid dropping, third eye, chakra-flow” garbage. This mixtape, or album, or basket of mandarin oranges, whatever you call it, has been dissed as “fake” (point of order, Iggy is the only thing in music that actually isn’t) or ripping off Kendrick Lamar’s album cover (homie photos are his invention! They are!). Be all that as it may, the takeaway is that the Florida native’s out-of-breath flows work fine with this record’s rudimentary mix of trap/Krautrock (“ULT”; “Knothead”) and trap/minimalist (“Sick & Tired”; “Story, No Title”). He’ll be at the Middle East in Cambridge, Mass., on April 16. B- 





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