12 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“A real-ass n*gga from the 305/I was raised off of Trina, Trick, Rick, and Plies,” Denzel Curry says on “CAROLMART.” Since his days as a member of Raider Klan, the Miami MC has made it a point to forge a path distinct from the influences he shouts out here. But with ZUU, Curry’s fourth studio album, he returns to the well from which he sprang. The album is conspicuously street-life-oriented; Curry paints a picture of a Miami he certainly grew up in, but also one rap fans may not have associated him with previously. Within ZUU, there are references to the city’s storied history as a drug haven (“BIRDZ”), odes to Curry’s family (“RICKY”), and retellings of his personal come-up (“AUTOMATIC”), along with a unique exhibition of Miami slang on “YOO.” Across it all, Curry is the verbose, motormouthed MC he made his name as, a profile that is especially recognizable on the album closer “P.A.T.,” where he dips in and out of a bevy of flows over the kind of scuzzy, lo-fi production that set the table for another generation of South Florida rap stars.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“A real-ass n*gga from the 305/I was raised off of Trina, Trick, Rick, and Plies,” Denzel Curry says on “CAROLMART.” Since his days as a member of Raider Klan, the Miami MC has made it a point to forge a path distinct from the influences he shouts out here. But with ZUU, Curry’s fourth studio album, he returns to the well from which he sprang. The album is conspicuously street-life-oriented; Curry paints a picture of a Miami he certainly grew up in, but also one rap fans may not have associated him with previously. Within ZUU, there are references to the city’s storied history as a drug haven (“BIRDZ”), odes to Curry’s family (“RICKY”), and retellings of his personal come-up (“AUTOMATIC”), along with a unique exhibition of Miami slang on “YOO.” Across it all, Curry is the verbose, motormouthed MC he made his name as, a profile that is especially recognizable on the album closer “P.A.T.,” where he dips in and out of a bevy of flows over the kind of scuzzy, lo-fi production that set the table for another generation of South Florida rap stars.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

dat-guysky ,

It’s cool

If I was from Miami I would love this but I’m not so I think it was underwhelming lol

T-Rexmanboy ,

Decent

I like Denzel but after Speedboat the album totally falls off. Should have been a six song EP. The first six are all heat though.

R&B Souldier ,

Denzel Curry takes another L...

Another underwhelming album from Denzel...no surprise. Seriously, there's 12 songs, two of them were released already, and two of them are skits, and the album falls off after track 6, with only one other good song after that, and not to mention that two of the "good" songs were already released. Denzel just can't seem to make a good album, all of his albums have filler tracks. The song P.A.T. has awful production and is unlistenable for me, maybe Denzel should drop singles or do features or be in a group because the solo rap album thing is not for him.

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