WATCH: Denzel Curry Struggles to Make It Out of Carol City in “SPEEDBOAT” Video
Curry rounds off a busy year with a dramatic short film for the ZUU single.
Denzel Curry has been everywhere this year—from the Tonight Show stage, to verses on tracks by slowthai, Flying Lotus, Rick Ross, and, most recently, Glass Animals, to opening spots for with Billie Eilish. Most notably, though, the twenty-four-year-old rapper dropped an incredible follow-up to last year’s breakthrough TA1300 LP, offering up a more improvised and collaborative effort with ZUU than its overwhelmingly dark predecessor.
The latest from Curry arrives today in the form of a five-minute short film for “SPEEDBOAT,” the second single released from the record, and the most vulnerable look at the rapper’s struggles with success he’s released to date. The video doubles down on the track’s central metaphor of a speedboat as a status symbol, telling the Scarface-esque tragedy of a gas-station-clerk-turned-drug-dealer in reverse chronological order, painting a pretty bleak picture of life in Curry’s native Carol City, Florida. Watch the Jaimie Sánchez–directed clip below.