Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Denzel Curry – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – March 9th, 2017

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Denzel Curry

Curated by Eyrst

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Denzel Curry

Pell, Rare Treat

March, 9th, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Admission to this show is first come-first served with RSVP! Arrive Early!

Denzel Curry
Denzel Curry is bringing the rawness back to hip-hop. Hailing from Carol City, Florida, his content is radical and he incorporates the many injustices of his hometown in his music never shying from getting too personal including the recent murder of his own brother by the police and black on black violence amongst his peers. His mission is simple, full creative control to generate organic and uncensored music that also has a strong message. Adamant about his integrity, Denzel Curry has a firm stance on the industry and when asked about his independence and interest in signing to a major label, he asserted "the main question that we should ask with these major labels is: what the fuck can you do for me that I can't do for myself?"

He is starting his rap career independently, in every sense of the term. He left a promising crew to pursue solo efforts & start his own label (C9 Is The Future), he's not signed to a major or indie and after the shows are over, he goes back to the Miami neighborhood he grew up in. At age 20 he is one of the most promising and creative rappers in the industry mixing the rawness of 2Pac with the uniqueness of Outkast. After spending the majority of last year finishing up his follow up double EP "32 Zel / Planet Shrooms", & touring all over the world Denzel is making it his mission to prove why he is here to stay and a threat to the industry.
2014 was a banner year for Jared Pellerin. With the independent release of Floating While Dreaming, Pell established himself as a premiere force in the music world. The first major statement of a serious artist, Floating While Dreaming garnered ecstatic press across the board, including FADER, Billboard, Complex, and many others.

“It’s an album for the everyday dreamers out there,” says Pell, “the people who have a goal and are trying to figure out how to reach it.”

Pell knows the importance of dreams. Hurricane Katrina forced Pell’s family to move to Jackson, Mississippi, when Pell was only fourteen. "All I was able to take with me from New Orleans was the musical culture I grew up in, not my possessions, only memories and life lessons," he says, “creating a new life from scratch teaches you resilience.” And he's used his determination to pursue a music career. In high school, Pell created beats for his friends using a beat box that his dad gave him. He used those skills as he started college to connect with other students, eventually passing off production to focus on songwriting and his vocal abilities.

That same spirit of resilience is what took Pell from his day job at the Dollar Store (as chronicled in the song “Dollar Store”) to a nation-wide tour spanning over twenty-five states, including several shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas, as well as the BUKU Music + Art festival in his hometown of New Orleans. The massive amount of touring for Floating While Dreaming allowed Pell to hone his already-impressive live show, a delicate balance of laid-back singing and passionate rapping that hits both the mind and the heart with equal force.

With over three million streams on Spotify since its release, Floating While Dreaming represents the start of Pell’s career, an album about the time between dreaming and doing, the moments spent waiting for the journey to start. As a writer, rapper, and singer, Pell’s talent is formidable, and his skills are still growing. The next step of Pell’s journey comes in 2015, with an international tour and a new album in the works.

Having already landed spots on Complex’s Top 25 Rappers To Know in 2014, Pigeons & Planes Top 10 Rappers to Know Before They Blow, and Spotify’s Predicted Music Stars of 2015, Pell is poised to surpass even his wildest dreams in the year to come.