‘Pleasure’ is the debut EP from Denzel Himself, a 22-year-old recording artist and producer from outer London. All ten tracks were written, recorded and produced by Denzel himself – the accompanying video for Thrasher was self-produced and directed also – hence the moniker. Pleasure will be released on Friday 14th April via Denzel’s own label Set Count Worldwide.
Though ‘Pleasure’ weaves a path through a hip-hop landscape, Denzel is no archetypal rapper, with a widescreen vision for his art as singular as it is diverse. Throughout Pleasure an array of influences are subtly mined, from the melodic R&B of ‘Mister (a J*DaVeY cover)’ to ‘Thrasher’ and ‘Cherry (Hot boy)’, alluding to Denzel’s love of punk. Lyrically, Pleasure is unusually thoughtful, wrapping a deeply personal, brutally honest lyrical content around a resonant, atmospheric canvas, as Denzel’s flow nods to hip-hop’s legacy while sounding utterly unique.
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