Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats are back at it again with UNLOCKED 1.5. For the second-ish iteration of this joint album, you can expect huge features from the likes of Smino, Joey Bada$$, Sango, and more. If UNLOCKED wasn’t iconic enough, this version of remixes will change your life.
The first album was full of hard classic rap beats and flows but UNLOCKED 1.5 is all about the vibes. It starts off with Robert Glass and Smino giving their R&B take on ‘So.Incredible.pkg.’ Robert Glass’s vocal-heavy production was the perfect match for Smino’s smooth bars, giving just the right balance to Denzel’s more aggressive style.
Sángo also adds his soulful stamp to ‘Pyro,’ now featuring Atlanta legend, Kenny Mason. Curry’s raps over the Soulection producer’s beats create such a unique contrast. Kenny Mason joins the two for a verse, landing exquisitely-rhymed punches.
Another name we’ve been watching closely is Jay Versace. We were hyped to see him on this album as he remixes ‘Lay_Up.mp4a.’ The beatmaker is known for getting inspiration from his ancestral roots and creating musical conversations through his music. His rendition of the track utilizes haunting soundscapes to form a framework for Denzel Curry’s storytelling.
We can’t go without mentioning ‘DIET_1.5’ with Benny The Butcher. The track is the only one on UNLOCKED 1.5 that doesn’t feature a new beat, but instead, the Griselda rapper takes on the first verse, referencing current events and applying acute wordplay to share his experience in the rap game.
But there’s more where that came from. Listen to the full Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats – UNLOCKED 1.5 below.