Denzel Curry has experienced a lot in the past decade. From joining Raider Klan as a 16-year-old, to releasing viral hits like "Threatz" and "Ultimate," to making critically-acclaimed albums like TA13OO and touring with Billie Eilish, Curry's career has taken a series of twists and turns throughout the 2010s.
"I grew as an artist over the years," he says, reflecting on his ability to stay relevant throughout the decade. “I just kept changing. Not with the times, but I learned how to change what I was doing. I changed the format of what I was doing. If I kept making underground shit, where would I be? Still in the underground. If I kept trying to make pop, I'd probably fall the fuck off. So, I just found a middle ground where I can still give you that raw shit, and I can also make it appealing to the masses."
In some ways, Curry feels like he's just getting started, though, and he's already looking toward the 2020s. "In the next 10 years, I want to be richer than JAY-Z," Curry says. "In the next 10 years, I'm going to be rich—close to JAY-Z status or above. Mentally, I'm going to be a genius. I'm going to create a lot of jobs that people can benefit from. I'm going to be one of the best martial artists of all time. I also want to raise a family. I want to have the best relationship of my life. I'm going to be the healthiest person on Earth. Period. I'm just going to have stacks and stacks and stacks of Grammys, and I'm going to be with the same team that helped me accomplish it all in the first place."
As the 2010s draw to a close, Denzel walked us through each year of his decade, from the time he started rapping seriously in 2011 to present day. This is Denzel Curry's decade, in his own words.