Denzel Curry’s Struggles With Fame & Paranoia On “Clout Cobain
Denzel Curry’s last collection Imperial dropped in 2016, and now he’s at long last preparing for the arrival of his next undertaking TA13OO. Today, he shared the collection’s most recent single “Clout Cobain,” highlighting creation from J Gramm and Mike Hector, and uncovered that TA13OO is set to drop in three sections between July 25 and July 27. On the track, he raps about inclination segregated and distrustful in light of popularity. He already clarified that the melody is intended to depict what specialists experience while endeavoring to pick up and remain in the spotlight.
The tune’s pre-melody discovers Curry spitting around an undesirable association with fans:
I just wanna feel myself, you want me to kill myself
Man I been on my own, Lord, I might need some help
Meanwhile, he raps about not being able to trust his friends on the second verse:
Gotta be aware of the wicked, the time will be ticking
Them niggas still clocking on me
Lord is my witness, I handle my business
You niggas ain’t never ball blocking on me
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain infamously committed suicide back in 1994, and Curry seems to use the song’s title as commentary on how the pressures of fame can lead artists to extreme lengths to maintain clout and popularity. On the chorus, he conflates Cobain’s name with the flashy suicide doors that luxury vehicles often sport:
Suicidal doors, call it Kurt Cobain
SuWoo leather seats, like a bloody stain
TA13OO will feature GoldLink, Billie Eilish, JPEGMAFIA, J.I.D, and more, and will include recent singles like “Sumo” and “Percs.” Although he dropped the EP 13 last year, he has yet to deliver a full-length follow-up to Imperial, which included his breakout hit “Ultimate.”
Watch the video above and read all the lyrics to Denzel Curry’s “Clout Cobain” on Genius now.