Denzel Curry is one of the more energetic rappers to make it big over the last five years. The 23-year-old has recently worked with the Flatbush Zombies, Juicy J, and J.I.D. Originally a member of the Raider Klan, Curry’s solo career has been on a steady climb since 2014.
Last year’s “Ta13oo” album cracked the Top 30, and garnered plenty of critical acclaim. A close associate of the late XXXTentacion, the “Clout Cobain” artist is still reaching new fans while displaying his range. Moments ago, Denzel showed that while he is a Rap artist, some of his angst, energy, and commanding stage show applies to some sacred Rock music.
As part of Australia’s “Like A Version” series by triple j, Curry covered Rage Against The Machine’s 1996 single, “Bulls On Parade.” Released 23 years ago this month, the song became a calling card for the band that included Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford. The last three are now in Prophets Of Rage with legendary MCs B-Real and Chuck D, along with DJ Lord.
The cover is big and bold. The Grammy-nominated song requires a lot. Playing with a stellar band, Curry adheres to the original, putting in his own emphatic flair. However, in the second verse, he delivers bars from his “SIRENS | Z1RENZ,” the “Ta13oo” track featuring J.I.D.