Denzel Curry sits on the couch with his friend Raul, who's in the middle of a sketch. Another friend, producer Ronny J, stands by the sink, just watching. A few seconds later, Curry reaches for an Xbox controller and scrolls through Netflix to pick The Truman Show.
It's been more than three months since the 18-year-old Curry graduated from Miami Carol City High School, the school he credits with helping him develop a style he describes as raw and ignorant but intellectual at the same time.
On "Zone 3" off his latest effort, Nostalgic 64, Curry raps: "It's real in the field/Either kill or be killed, like B.G./So I got a grip with the TEC/Took my nigga China Man/Took my nigga PJ and Trayvon/Goddamn, who's next?"