Denzel Curry has been on a serious tear of late, dropping killer tracks with IDK and ASAP Ferg. Now he's back with a solo cut, the thunderous "Sumo," which he debuted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show on April 2.
"Sumo" is vintage Curry, the blown out 808s and menacing synths provide a perfect canvas for him to reel off a procession of impressive flows, from screaming staccato to speedy wordplay, all with his singular intensity. Curry was part of ASAP Ferg's recently postponed Mad Man tour, and after seeing insane footage of the shows it's a shame he won't be able to bust out "Sumo" while it's still brand new.
The song's thumping instrumental was provided by Charlie Heat, and Curry told Lowe that he was in the studio with Heat, Flatbush Zombies, and Kirk Knight when he heard the beat and the hook came to mind. He also told the DJ a bit about Taboo, his upcoming album.
"I've pretty much got the vocal parts done, now it's going into post-production. For the date, I can't tell y'all when the date is, you're just going to have to figure that out, but there are going to be key features on this thing, man" he said.
Listen to "Sumo" above and watch our Trending Topics video with Curry below.