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Listen to the whole segment below, and watch our Yours Truly video profile of Curry here.
Denzel Curry picks “624pt2” by Nujabes
My guest today is Denzel Curry. Denzel Curry is from Carol City, Florida- proudly from Carol City. In 2018, he released the album “TA13OO,” and he came back earlier this year with the album “ZUU,” which is fantastic. We’ve been playing the song “SPEEDBOAT.”
My guest today is Denzel Curry. This is what he said when we asked him what song is on pause on his phone right now.
“624pt2” by Nujabes.
What do you like about that band?
It’s just an instrumental, very soothing. I like to be in my little meditative mode, just relaxing. I don’t have to listen to hardcore shit, I don’t listen to rap or nothing like that. Just something that will keep me mellow and vibing.
How did you find it?
Watching “Samurai Champloo,” that’s how I found it. I was looking for one song and found another one.
“Samurai Champloo” and “Samurai Jack,” we were just watching these shows on the bus here, why do you like these shows?
Well, I relate to some of the characters. I like Mugen because his name means “limitless.” I got a tattoo which is “ULT,” utlizing limitless talent, so that’s what the abbreviation of it was. I just felt like, “I could relate to that, I could relate to Bruce Lee.” Anything that deals with using no limitations as your limitation is something that I could deal with.
And what about the soundtrack?
The soundtrack is amazing, all soundtracks. I like The Seatbelts, which was a band that was created just to do the music for “Cowboy BeBop.” I like Nujabes and the fact that they got Force Of Nature, and Fat Jon just to incorporate all of that together. It’s pretty dope because you’ve got one that’s set in the future, but they have this old-school jazz type of thing. The way they blend genres with it too, like noir, kung-fu action films and spaghetti westerns all mixed together. Then you’ve got “Samurai Champloo,” which is like the old school Japanese films with the samurai, and the ronin and the shoguns. But mixing it with hip-hop is just tight as hell.