Denzel R. Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper from Carol City, Florida. He released his debut full-length album titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His follow-up album Imperial was released on March 9, 2016.
Denzel Curry released his first mixtape on September 24, 2011, and was titled King Remembered Underground Tape 1991–1995. He posted it on SpaceGhostPurrp’s page, who promptly gave birth to Denzel’s career. 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 death 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.