Denzel Curry, Imperial (PH Recordings) - January 27, 2017
It's still January and we've already got what might be one of the best hip-hop records of the year. Showing of his skills as a lyricist as well as deep, meaningful production on the beats, newcomer Denzel Curry's third full-length for Universal shows he'll have staying power in the rap game 2017 and beyond. With a very undergound feel, the record has production standards that can bring this young star into the spotlight. Remember J.Cole's surprise underground style record last year? This is the sequel.
Standout cut: "ULT"