Denzel Curry - ZUU
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2019 Ratings: #44 / 305
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Based on 693 ratings
2019 Ratings: #114
May 31, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Highsnobiety

If TA1300 was a deep inward dive, ZUU is a mighty outward gesture, a salute to the masses.

83
Pitchfork

The South Florida rapper puts on for his city and delivers the best, most dynamic, and altogether hardest album of his career.

80
Exclaim!

This is an album you're going to want to nod your head and dance to. Curry has come a long way since he blew up and has fully solidified his place in the game. If ZUU isn't in your rotation, you're sleeping.

80
Clash

‘ZUU’ is further proof that Denzel Curry is one of hip-hop's most interesting and progressive MCs.

80
NME

The 24-year-old Floridian rapper combines dreamy, ethereal beats with hard-hitting sounds and rhymes to relay his unique – and compelling – life story.

80
The Needle Drop
ZUU blows Denzel Curry's previous transitional projects out of the water.
75
Consequence of Sound

This is an album for the day ones, a soundtrack to the Dade County summer experience filled with aggressive parties, violence, and the consequences they demand.

75
Spectrum Culture
This 29-minute rush, rapped off the dome and made less than a year from his breakthrough is still one of the best rap records of 2019.
exception
89
This is the type of album Denzel Curry was destined to make. Since starting in Rvidxr Klvn back in 2011, the South Florida flavor has come and gone from project to project. ZUU is 100%, unapologetically Miami Dade. This is my AOTY so far because there isn't a single dud. Speedboat is my least favorite track but its far from weak. This is the album I'm gonna be bumping all summer.
PipePanic
84
H01Y 7UCK! This album has me SWEATING!

So, Denzel. One of the most talked about 'underrated' rappers in recent memory, nearly every record this man touches turns to bangerific gold. From the ambitious and experimental TA13OO to the filled to the brim banger fest of 32 Zel, ever album this man has made has been at lest talked about every time it rolls around. I mean, me staying up at 1AM in the morning just to hear a album is something that I didn't really And, after the Goliath of creativity ... read more
thebibleparttwo
25
not hyped

after first listen: ok so i expected this to suck and i was right. i dont like this. the first half outweighs the second like an elephant and a tick on a scale, denzel’s singing is the equivelant to a fucking donkey and the skits are as bad as the ken kaniff skits. i wanted to be wrong but ffs zel. this shit is his most disorganized, most disoriented, most pointless release yet. seriously, why was this made? and can we talk about just how god awful shake 88 is? thats like the ... read more
playlistwizard
50
Painfully generic and mediocre, I'm very disappointed.

These lyrics were really one dimensional and the flows weren't up to Denzel's standards at all.

This made me appreciate Imperial a lot more.
JoaoSantos
78
The new Denzel Curry project is full of bangers that don't really amaze me technically but they sure are fun. The great production, the catchy hooks, the flavored beats and the agressive performances compensate for the simplicity of the songwriting in some tracks and the bad skits.
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Track List

  1. ZUU
  2. RICKY
  3. WISH (feat. Kiddo Marv)
  4. BIRDZ (feat. Rick Ross)
  5. AUTOMATIC
  6. SPEEDBOAT
  7. BUSHY B INTERLUDE
  8. YOO
  9. CAROLMART (feat. Ice Billion Berg)
  10. SHAKE 88 (feat. Sam Sneak)
  11. BLACKLAND 66.6
  12. P.A.T. (feat. PlayThatBoiZay)
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