You know an album is working on a variety of levels when the producer takes it upon himself to fire off an instrumental version, knowing full well that the demand is present. Today, Kenny Beats and Denzel Curry came through to plot a return voyage to the strange and fantastic world of UNLOCKED, their hyper-stylized collaborative concoction that dropped earlier this year. Enter the instrumental version of UNLOCKED.
While some might not find merit in an instrumental album, given that is is a relative niche style of project, there's something to be said about taking a plunge of this nature. For one, Denzel's sharp bars are no longer present to act as a guiding light, leaving our imaginations to work overtime in the hopes of crafting original narratives. This time around, the spotlight lies firmly on Kenny, who confidently allows his work to speak for itself -- as he should, given his position as one of hip-hop's most consistent hitmakers in the game.
If you're somebody who enjoys the unique challenges an instrumental album can present, or simply looks to lose themselves in a potent dose of concentrated music, look no further than UNLOCKED (Instrumental).