Each Friday, Rap Track of the Week rounds up the hip-hop tracks it’s essential hear. Take a look at the complete playlist right here. This week, Denzel Curry recruits Key Glock for the remix to “Walkin.”
On the floor, Key Glock wouldn’t be an apparent alternative to seem on the remix to the world-weary “Walkin,” however Denzel Curry reached out to the Memphis rapper after being impressed by Glock’s perseverance following the lack of his finest pal and mentor Younger Dolph. Having handled the brutal demise of his personal brother, Curry is well-acquainted with the ache of processing tragedy.
“I reached out to Glock as a result of I felt like he’s the proper instance of ‘Walkin,’” Curry defined in a press release. “Primarily based on all the things he been via and likewise being impartial, it hasn’t stopped his grind. I’ve all the time been a fan of Memphis hip-hop so it simply felt proper.”
He added, “Tomorrow’s by no means sure and all of us undergo completely different obstacles every single day. The target is to maintain on walkin, or maintain pushing ahead.”
The “Walkin” remix drops Curry’s first verse from the unique for brevity’s sake, however in any other case stays largely stays untouched, paving the best way for Key Glock to lend his stamp to the standout Soften My Eyez, See Your Future single. He responds by detailing the cruel realities of a life the place it’s kill or be killed (“Monster hangin’ with goons and goblins/ I’m so heartless, shoot with a carbon, yeah”) and the need of getting cash whatever the obstacles that stand in the best way.
With an unrelenting circulate and lyrics about bossing up whatever the circumstances, Glock’s contribution is a welcome addition to among the best songs — no matter style — launched in 2022 to this point.
After a handful of competition dates, Curry resumes his “MELT MY EYEZ” North American tour in June. Seize your tickets now by way of Ticketmaster.