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Denzel Curry Covers Rage Against The Machine and SLAYS “Bulls On Parade”

Written by Marko Ristić

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.

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Marko Ristić

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