On Wax: Denzel Curry & More
ON WAX IS A WEEKLY TAKE UPDATING YOU ON THE POCKET OF CULTURE KNOWN AS HIP-HOP. WE BRING YOU EVERYTHING FROM BREAKING NEWS TO ALBUM DROPS, JAIL TIME AND WHO’S BEEFING WITH WHO.
Denzel Curry releases ZUU
The story of Denzel Curry is one so curious that you can’t help but to keep watching because he has developed a consistency for leveling up. While it doesn’t necessarily mean that any project is better than the last, however, it does seem his searching has paid off because there hasn’t been one project that he has put out that has been bad. Curry has found a way to stretch the arms of his style, and it’s almost like watching him transcend with time. In regards to his most recent project, ZUU, Curry has shown exponential growth (there is no doubt about that), but there are still a few elements missing that keep him from launching into that stratosphere he may be headed to too soon. Although, the vibe of his new album is nice and an easy listen. I think the waiting game has begun for Curry to bring that heat you feel he’s bottling up.
With less than a year since his epic movement with TA13OO, Denzel Curry returns with another outstanding project. ZUU is an album made to sound like Florida, and it hits the nail right on the coffin. While some people may think of beach vibes, Curry captures the darker side of where he’s from. There’s plenty of bass, heavy hitters, and crazy production throughout. Songs like “BIRDZ” and “P.A.T.” are crazy mosh anthems, yet tracks like “WISH” and “SHAKE 88” are club bops for sure. Denzel is best at making cohesive pieces of art no matter the style, and ZUU pushes Curry’s versatility even further, proving once and for all that he’s top tier.
Cardi B vs. The Press
It’s been a couple of months since Cardi B’s last single, “Money,” but the NY trapstress returns with another banger in the form of “Press.” Her confidence and charisma remains one of Cardi’s strongest attributes, as she busts through the beat giving the press a piece of her mind. With less than seven months to go, we are wondering what Cardi has in store for her sophomore album…?
Trippie Redd Goes All Out for “Under Enemy Arms”
Trippie Redd has been making a splash for quite some time now, and his videos keep getting wilder. The Ohio artist dropped “Under Enemy Arms” that was accompanied by a high-budget video of him literally killing everyone in a war zone. The song features a horn-based trap beat with Trippie being catchy as hell with his vocals, and the video features a cameo at the end with a rainbow colored mouse. We wonder how 6ix9ine feels about that?!
Kodak Black vs. The World
Kodak Black released a music video for “Needing Something” from his sophomore album, Dying To Live. With May not being the best month for him, having been arrested before his Rolling Loud performance, Kodak Black appears to be once again fighting the system he’s been fighting since the beginning of his career.
Smokepurpp x NLE Choppa
If there is anything to take from this track, it’s that NLE Choppa handles chemistry a little differently than other artists. The moment you start listening to the track, you don’t entirely see NLE Choppa matching the energy of Smokepurpp, or you imagine it’s going to clash when he begins. The truth is, he’s able to find a way to make “Double” work. While I wouldn’t say it’s a track for everyone, it’s definitely worth listening to once.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
– Dyllan E. & Hiram