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Denzel Curry shares new single “Ricky”: Stream

A tribute to his father and Miami childhood

Denzel Curry Ricky New Single Track Music Video
Denzel Curry, photo by Julian Cousins
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    Last year, Denzel Curry dropped his three-part, 13-track album TA1300. Now, the Florida rapper has released his first single following up last July’s LP.

    “Ricky” takes its name from Curry’s father, with Denzel using the track to pay tribute to his dad and explore the lessons his family passed down to him when he was younger. For example, in the chorus, he quotes his father, “Trust no man but your brothers/ And never leave your day one’s in the gutter…/ Treat young girls like your mother.” From his mother, he adds, “Trust no hoe, use a rubber.”

    “Ricky” was released with an accompanying music video from director Twelve’len, who collaborated with Curry on “BLACK BALLOONS”. Like the track, the visual reflects the rapper’s childhood growing up in Miami. Curry’s late brother Treon was involved in Miami’s backyard brawling scene, which was the subject of the documentary Dawg Fight. Thus, the majority of the clip was filmed in the MMA and brawling legend Dada 5000’s backyard, a spot where Treon used to compete, and features both Dada and another fighter Chocolate (both of whom appear in the 2015 film).

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    In other news, Denzel will join Billie Eilish on North American tour starting on May 29th. After a handful of festival appearances over the summer, the rapper will meet up with the $uicideBoy$ for a tour leg that extends until late August. Find his full summer tour dates below. You can get tickets here.

    Denzel Curry 2019 Tour Dates:
    05/12 – Miami, FL @ Rolling Loud
    05/24-05/26 Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
    05/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
    05/31 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center ^
    06/01 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
    06/02 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park ^
    06/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair ^
    06/05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^
    06/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena ^
    06/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory ^
    06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
    06/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage ^
    06/12 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell ^
    06/14 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion ^
    06/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The MET Philadelphia  ^
    06/18 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
    06/19 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^
    06/20 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem ^
    06/21- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater ^
    06/22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
    06/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park ^
    06/27 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
    06/28 – Wretcher, BE @ Rock Wretcher
    06/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
    06/30 – Moscow, RU @ Locals Only Festival
    07/03 – Oslo, NO @ Kadetten
    07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/05 – Zamardi, HU @ Balaton Sound
    07/06 – Dublin, IE @ Longitude Festival
    07/07 – London, UK @ Wireless Festival
    07/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
    07/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
    07/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre ^
    07/13 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater ^
    07/14 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
    07/21 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
    07/27 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA *
    07/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center *
    07/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *
    07/31 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center *
    08/01-04 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
    08/02-04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
    08/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre *
    08/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheatre  *
    08/09-11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
    08/13 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre *
    08/14 – Milwaukee, MI @ Eagles Ballroom *
    08/18 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre *
    08/19 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom *
    08/21 – Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair *
    08/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall *

    ^ = w/ Billie Eilish
    * = w/ $uicideBoy$

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