Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Premiere New Songs via 'UNLOCKED' Animated Short Film

A journey through the internet to find out who leaked their new collaboration.

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After connecting for the season one finale of The Cave last August, Kenny Beats and Denzel Curry return with their new UNLOCKED animated short film. The near half-hour visual was released following some alarming footage of Denzel threatening the producer via Instagram live and Twitter for apparently leaking an upcoming project.

What results is the pair trying to figure out how the internet got its hands on Denzel and Kenny’s new collaborative EP by zapping themselves into an animated alternate multiverse through a Back To The Future-era instrument that Kenny picked up at a Guitar Center in Guadalajara, Mexico. Denzel and Kenny hand-picked different animators to take them on their voyage for an [adult swim]-like rendition that’s as inventive as it is ambitious. The Jack Begert and Christian Sutton-directed short even has the duo try out some voice acting along the way. The credits in the YouTube description are listed out as a mysterious tracklist, which you can read below.

UNLOCKED Lead Animators
Desktop Intro (8 Bit): Mike Manor
01. Track 01: Sam Hochman
02. Take_it_Back_v2: Joey Prosser
04. Pyro (leak 2019): Forrest Whaley; VFX by Justin Johnson
03. Lay_Up.m4a: Chaz Bottoms, Malik Bolton, & Rachel Headlam
05. DIET_: Chaz Bottoms, Malik Bolton, & Rachel Headlam
06. So.Incredible.pkg: Chaz Bottoms, Malik Bolton, & Rachel Headlam
07. Track07: Chaz Bottoms, Malik Bolton, & Rachel Headlam
08. ‘Cosmic’.m4a: Borboev Shakhnazer & Asekov Tilek

Watch the full Unlocked animated short above and stay tuned for more updates surrounding the project in the near future. Late last year we caught up with the ZUU rapper during Red Bull Music Festival Atlanta for Conversations With: Denzel Curry where he talked about the spirit of conflict, his inspirations and hip-hop’s obsession with Kurt Cobain and Nirvana. Our Conversations With: Kenny Beats focussed on the producer’s collaborative process with 03 Greedo for their recent album Netflix & Deal.

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