One of the brightest minds in hip-hop may soon swerve into the electronic music lane.
Denzel Curry sent ripples over the weekend, taking to Twitter to reveal his interest in a musical pivot. After a fan asked him if there are any genres of music with which he wants to experiment “in the near future,” Curry replied, “Electronic.”
It didn’t take long for a deluge of producers to chime in and shoot their shot with the prolific “Clout Cobain” rapper, like PEEKABOO, IMANU and dubstep icon Flux Pavilion. Renowned bass music artist Eprom even slid into the thread with a custom beat.
However, the only response Curry retweeted was from Ekali, with whom he collaborated on 2017’s “Babylon.” It’s not yet clear whether or not a follow-up is in the works.
EDM collaborations are few and far between for Curry, but he’s certainly no stranger to the space. He’s released music with a handful of prominent artists, including Flying Lotus (“Black Balloons Reprise“), influential trap producer and TNGHT member Lunice (“Distrust“), and house music stars Destructo (“Bandz“) and BIJOU (“FTP“).
Curry’s comments arrive during an exciting time for the collision course of hip-hop and electronic music. Having released two albums heavily influenced by house music, Drake and Beyoncé are just two of a laundry list of contemporary superstars to adopt the genre over the course of the last year.
After collaborating with Marshmello on the hit-making producer’s Grammy-nominated Shockwave LP, Megan Thee Stallion dabbled in dance music on her own album, last summer’s Traumazine. Then came Frank Ocean, who released an electronica-fueled episode of his “Homer Radio” show, and Akon, who revealed that his fourth studio album, Akonic, will incorporate EDM.