Denzel Curry Leaves Eugene Jumping
Some artists show up to their performances seeing them as simply part of their job, especially when they find themselves in less select cities. Denzel Curry is not one of those artists. Upon meeting him, I could immediately sense the passion he has for his work and the thrill he receives from giving his fans exactly what they want: an unrelenting, lit-like-bic performance. On Wednesday March 20th at the WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon, Denzel Curry did just that. Following exceptional performances from openers JK The Reaper and Allan Kingdom, Denzel graced the stage, only to drop to his knees, bow his head as his eyes rolled back into his head, and finally point to the crowd. Panning from left to right, he addressed the audience in its entirety—at the first drop, the room exploded. From that moment on, Curry never let up. Leaving his feet as the bass drops shook the venue, his hyper-aggressive and relentless stage presence was unlike any other rap artist I have seen in Eugene, since I first moved to campus. Fan favorites such as Threatz and Ultimate further energized the crowd as Curry allowed the audience the chance to carry each track forward largely without his guidance, nearly everyone screaming at the top of their lungs. Curry’s rapid-fire delivery and smooth flow came through in tracks such as ULT and Narcotics, from his newly released project Imperial, available online at ultimatedenzelcurry.com. With a few more stops in the Pacific Northwest including the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, Oregon, I highly recommend this show, just be warned: there are no breaks on the Curry train.