Denzel Curry - Imperial
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 185 ratings
2016 Ratings: #33
Your Review


Pretty Much Amazing

Denzel Curry may be a fiercely independent artist with no major label backing, mainstream cosigns, or company sponsorships whatsoever, but he’s unfazed by this, and nonetheless has no trouble imbuing Imperial with exciting, quality hooks and infectious, ear-worm melodies all on his own.


Imperial becomes his first real attempt at taking his regional fame to a national scale. Without question, it stands as his most complete project to date.

Jan 10, 2017*
Denzel in my opinion is one of the most commanding rappers out right now, and this project is a clear example as to why. His vocal performance is incredibly attention grabbing on every track here, and the instrumentals, whilst they are a bit samey, are hard as fuck. I like how short it is too, it doesn't overstay it's welcome at all and I think it's very consistent too, not one track here that i'd say is clearly weaker than the others. His lyrics are pretty solid too, they're nothing amazing ... read more
Jan 10, 2017
Denzel goes in on this album, favourite song "Good Night". love watching his career blow up and this album shows how good he can really be, cant wait for future albums and features.
Mar 18, 2016*
A quality example of progression coming from Denzel. Wonderfully dark and gritty production with a psychedelic tinge and loads of sharp hooks. Denzel himself is also as savage as he's ever been with all of his insane flows. Nothing new or groundbreaking coming from the southern hip hop scene, but for me, it's one of the first consistently great hip hop albums to come out this year so far.

Favourite tracks: ULT, Gook, If Tomorrow's Not Here
Mar 17, 2016
this mixtape goes hard as hell. has some finely crafted beats that just might be some of my favorite hip hop instrumentals of this year. and i was very surprised when i heard some of denzel curry's bars; theyre much better written than i expected, and there were some moments that i thought were really creative and even comical. track 1 is one of the best bangers/club songs of this year so far, and gook is a provocative yet ear grabbing track. one of my favorite mixtapes so far this year, ... read more
May 30, 2018
Denzel is one of the most exciting new voices in hip hop. Combining lyricism with an aggressive rawness. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
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Track List
  1. Ult
  2. Gook
  3. Sick & Tired
  4. Knotty Head (feat. Rick Ross)
  5. Me Now
  6. Story: No Title
  7. This Life
  8. Zenith
  9. Good Night (feat. Twelve'len & Nell)
  10. If Tomorrow's Not Here (feat. Twelve'len)
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, philthy

Added on: March 9, 2016