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Denzel Curry - "Sumo"

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Denzel Curry has been teasing his new single, “Sumo,” for months. Back in October, he tweeted “SUMO FEAT. ??? COMING SOON” with an accompanying video clip of him performing the song at Camp Flog Gnaw. A studio recording of “Sumo” was finally debuted yesterday via Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio. The Charlie Heat-produced song is just as wild and aggressive as the video made it seem, but there is no featured artist as Curry’s tweet implied.

“Sumo” is presumably the second single from Curry’s upcoming album, Taboo, which will follow 2016’s Imperial LP and 2017’s 13 EP. Curry tweeted in December that Taboo would be delayed with the explanation “you can’t rush art.” There still isn’t an official release date for the album.

-Owen Murray

Denzel Curry - "Ultimate" (BBNG Sessions)

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Denzel Curry and BADBADNOTGOOD each embark upon one of their most ambitious musical undertakings by reinventing banger-of-the-decade contender "Ultimate" with live instrumentation. I'm more surprised by the trippy video than I am the fact they pull it off. Feels like I dropped acid...or edited a thatistheplan video.

Denzel and BBNG also produced a live version of Imperial cut "Sick & Tired" during this session, which you can check out here.