Denzel Curry is planning to release three new albums before hanging up the mic for good, the Florida rapper recently told XXL.
In a new interview, published on May 5, Curry discussed his plans for the near future, which included parenthood and retiring from rap. But before calling it quits, the 25-year-old rapper said he still has three new projects to drop. “I’m not trying to hold onto the same thing that I was holding onto when I was 16. You know, trying to make the same thing over and over,” Curry explained of his decision to retire early.
Curry also added that he wants to have his “first jit” at the age of 30, saying he’s working on quashing any bad lifestyle habits before becoming a parent. “I want to make sure I’m able to eliminate whatever problems, habits I have now,” he said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Curry opened up about the death of his late friend and fellow rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot dead in June 2018. Curry said that X’s death “fucked me up” and made him realize that “this shit is real.”
“When I really started getting deep into this rap thing, I realized like it’s a bunch of bullshit,” he said. “Some artists you think are cool are really not that cool. Some people are just full of themselves. You get a handful of people who are genuine.”
News of Curry’s impending retirement comes shortly after the rapper announced a comic book adaptation of his joint album with Kenny Beats, Unlocked. The duo have also teased a sequel to the February project.
Read Curry’s full XXL interview here.
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