Denzel Himself is a 22-year-old recording artist and producer from outer London. The ten tracks of his debut EP ‘Pleasure’ – were written, recorded and produced by Denzel himself and the accompanying video for ‘Thrasher’ was self-produced and directed also, hence the moniker.
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.