Being a human in 2018 is a fucking weird experience. Being an entertainer is even more bizarre. Culture is moving so fast that most of us don't even have time to catch up and realize how insane and dangerous some things have become, but Denzel Curry just held up a mirror to his world and created one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking videos to come out so far this year.
Curry hasn't commented on the video yet himself, but a press release gives a little context: '"Clout Cobain" is an inspirational wake-up call to fellow artists and their fans that this cyclical modern day minstrel show does end lives prematurely and ultimately, its the artists who can break the influence of the industry's ringmasters."
Conceptualized by Curry and Mark Maturah, the Zev Deans-directed video shares the same aesthetics as the cover artwork to his forthcoming album, TA13OO, which will be released in three different acts on July 25, 26, and 27. The album will explore topics including "molestation, the presidential election, fame, hatred, paranoia, revenge, love, the current state of music, and personal tales of his own near death experiences." Wednesday night, Curry tweeted, "THIS ALBUM GOING CHANGE THE GAME," and so far he has our full attention. Somehow, he got us up blogging at 2:00 a.m. for the first time in years. Thanks, Denzel.
Watch the "Clout Cobain" video above and continue for the album artwork and tracklist for TA13OO. He also just announced a tour. See dates here.
Act I. Light
1. TABOO | TA13OO
2. BLACK BALOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (TWELVE'LEN & GOLDLINK | TWELVE'LEN + GOLDL1NK)
3. CASH MANIAC | CAZH MAN1AC [NYYJERIA | NYYJER1A]
4. SUMO | ZUMO
Act II. Gray
5. SUPER SAIYAN SUPERMAN | ZUPER ZA1YAN ZUPERMAN
6. SWITCH IT UP | ZWITCH 1T UP
7. MAD I GOT IT | MAD 1 GOT 1T
8. SIRENS | Z1RENZ [J.I.D | J1D]
9. CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N
Act III. Dark
10. THE BLACKEST BALLOON | THE 13LACKEZT 13ALLOON
11. PERCS | PERCZ
12. VENGEANCE | VENGEANCE [ZILLAKAMI & JPEGMAFIA | Z1LLAKAMI + JPEGMAF1A]
13. BLACK METAL TERRORIST | 13MT