Denzel Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper from Carol City, Florida. He released an album titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013.
Denzel Curry grew up in Carol City, Florida for nineteen years. He wrote poetry in Elematary School, then in sixth grade, he got into rapping. He used to go to a Boys & Girls Club where he challenged some people to rap battles, but he would always lose.
2011-2012: Various mixtapes
Denzel Curry has released his first mixtape on September 24, 2011, and was titled King Remembered Underground Tape 1991-1995. He posted it on SpaceGhostPurrp's page, where he began his fan base. After the mixtape, he became a member of SpaceGhostPurpp's hip hop group, Raider Klan.
He released his second mixtape called King of the Mischievous South Vol. 1 Underground Tape 1996, which caught the attention of Earl Sweatshirt and other members of Odd Future.
Curry's third mixtape was titled Strictly For My R.V.I.D.X.R.S. and was released after the murder of Trayvon Martin, who also lived in Carol City and went to the same High School as Denzel Curry. His style of rap on this mixtape was inspired by Tupac Shakur.
2013-present: Nostalgic 64
Before the album, Denzel Curry decided to leave the Raider Klan and became a solo artist. On September 3, 2013, Denzel Curry released his debut album titled Nostalgic 64 with features from J.K. The Rapper, Lil Ugly Mane, Mike G, Nell, Robb Bank$, Stephen A. Clark, and Yung Simmie. In 2014, he was featured on Deniro Farrar's "Bow Down" off of the Rebirth EP.