North Carolina’s Deniro Farrar and Florida’s Denzel Curry both excel in grim and forceful rap music, but here’s one difference between the two: Where the young Curry’s gun-talk is so bold-faced it comes across as surreal, Deniro is more directly cold-blooded. Nonetheless, the pair’s bullet-strewn, M-rated “Bow Down” marks the start of a promising relationship, and you can hear it below (via The Masked Gorilla.)
Deniro’s verse structuring brings to mind Chicago’s drill-music sergeants, Curry is devilish as ever, and D.K.A.D.’s beat explodes like Big Sean’s “Mula”. The song is less than subtle, but coming from a motormouth teenager and a guy as ink-splashed as JR Smith, you wouldn’t expect it to be. Additional malice comes from the clips of Al Pacino fire-breathing in The Devil’s Advocate.
“Bow Down” isn’t off a collaborative album or anything, but Curry’s Nostalgic 64 is available now. Deniro, meanwhile, signed with Vice/Warner Bros. a few months back and presumably has a big project forthcoming.