Denzel Curry Announces Performances at 2016 Miami Art Week
As Art Basel 2016 gears up to descend on Miami Beach once again, Carol City rapper Denzel Curry is getting ready to throw a few parties for the occasion. The Miami rapper and C9 crew captain announced today (Nov. 21) that he'll be presenting and performing at two shows during Miami Art Week for the Satellite Art Show.
Curry plans to throw two nights of performances and visual arts at the Parisian Dec. 2 and 3 as a part of his signature party series The Vortex. Friday's event is set to be attended by Show Me The Body, Allan Kingdom, Lajan Slim, Zoey Dollaz, Sick Feeling as well as Curry's fellow C9 artists.
When XXL caught up with members of Curry's C9 Crew, many expressed how instrumental having a place to express their art was in forming the roster. Singer Twelve'Len recalled meeting a majority of the crew members at a showcase thrown at a local shop called Bel Air Academy.
"One day, Nell invited me to this place called Bel Air Academy," explained the singer. "Bel Air Academy was owned and run by this guy named ‘Pac. A lot of people know him by Musafa, but he had this little concept shop where you could go and shop for like retro gear. He used to always have cyphers and art installations, things like that. We used to go and debut music videos in the back of his shop. That’s where we’d go to like gather around and freestyle and show off each other’s music. That was the first meeting grounds we had."
Curry has been making noise for his hometown of Miami for more than five years, but as of 2016, he's reached a greater platform thanks to a spot on the 2016 XXL Freshman list and a distribution deal with Loma Vista Records. With his career in such momentum, now definitely seems like the perfect time to show out during the city's biggest arts week.
After these December performances, Zel will be taking off to Europe and Australia for more scheduled performances to cap off the year.
Check out Curry's remaining tour dates below.
Dec. 6 - Amsterdam, N.L. - Paradiso
Dec. 7 - Warsaw, Pl - Hydrozagadkae
Dec. 8 - Berlin, Ger. - Yaam
Dec. 9 - London, U.K. - Jazz Cafe
Dec. 10 - Brussels, Belgium - VK Club
Dec. 11 - Paris, France - Le Bellevilloise
Dec. 30 - Gisborne, N.Z. - Rhythm & Vine Fest
Dec. 31- Perth, Aus. - Origin NYE Festival
Jan. 3 - Auckland, N.Z. - Kings Arms
Jan. 4 - Sydney, Aus. - The Basement
Jan. 5 - Melbourne, Aus.- The Toff in Town
See Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Denzel Curry at 2016 XXL Freshman Class Cover Shoot