Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats have announced a new comic book adaptation and instrumental version of their collaborative album. UNLOCKED will be released as a 48-page comic featuring original illustrations by Sam Hochman, Joey Prosser, Forrest Whaley, Justin Johnson, Chaz Bottoms, Malik Bolton, Rachel Headlam, Borboev Shakhnazer and Asekov Tilek. UNLOCKED’s storyline was produced by Psycho Films and will come packaged with a fully illustrated vinyl flexi disc insert featuring the song “DIET_”, all enclosed in a clear polybag packaging. Earlier today Denzel and Kenny released an animated infomercial featuring their own tongue in cheek voiceover in conjunction with the announcement of the comic. The UNLOCKED comic and “DIET_” flexi are being produced in an edition of 2,000 worldwide and are available for pre-order now ahead of a June 26th release date exclusively at www.ultimatedenzelcurry.com.
Denzel and Kenny are also announcing the release of an instrumental version of UNLOCKED available on music streaming services Friday. UNLOCKED is the product of a manic 3-day studio session following Denzel’s widely-acclaimed visit to Kenny’s studio for the first season finale of his YouTube show The Cave. The album is unlike anything you’ve heard from Denzel or Kenny before, with two of the brightest young stars in hip-hop exploring unexpected sounds outside of their respective catalogues, drawing from the likes of Wu-Tang, Madlib, J Dilla and MF Doom.
Speaking on the album, Kenny Beats says: “UNLOCKED is so much more than a few songs, its a feeling we all have. For the first time I’m releasing my instrumentals because I truly believe these beats can live on their own. Put them on while you read the comic and stay tuned for part 2!”
Pre-order the UNLOCKED comic and flexi and watch the informercial above and see more comic book and album info below.