REVIEW: Curtis Williams’ Danco SZN Shawn Wilks November 21, 2016 Music 521 Tweet Share Share Email WhatsAppShares 0Curtis Williams is a rapper that’s part and a founding member of the fast-rising Atlanta collective Two-9. The collective signed to hit producer Mike Will Made-It’s imprint, Ear Drummers Records in 2014. Since then, the collective released the mixtape B4FRVR in February of 2015, and a monthly extended play in August, September, and October. The thing that I feel makes Two-9 different and refreshing is that Curtis Williams is the only solo artist, as the other four member make the two duos, FatKidsBrotha and Retro Sushi. Even though he has not hit the mainstream, Curtis has been making strides, with collaborations with Juicy J, Project Pat, Riff Raff and Wiz Khalifa, as well as an appearance on Khalifa’s mixtape, 28 Grams. On August 3rd, 2016, Curtis Williams dropped a nine track extended play titled Danco SZN. Originally announced in April and was set to be released on the stoner holiday 420, was delayed, but for good reason, because good music takes time. The name of the EP alludes to that it’s Curtis’ time because he has a project coming and that this is a marker to it beginning. The follow-up to his instrumental tape, Mister Lonely 2, had amazing production from EzrO Marei, GT, Lex Luger, Millz Douglas, Ronoilers, ShacDaFrom3, Sonny Digital and YG Beats. The project had guest appearances from OG Maco, Teon Pierce, and Ear Drummers label mate Eearz. You can see Williams’ seasoned skills in making projects because for a project that is nine tracks long, it is very cohesive, but not one song seems repetitive to another. As a longtime fan of Williams, four out of ten of my favorite Curtis Williams songs are on this project. The best song on this project to me was Freestyle Number Nine. I can’t be too hard on Williams because it is a freestyle, but there have been multiple times I wished it was longer that a minute and twenty-one seconds. Long story short, Curtis gave us the gift of these 9 songs, and showed us that he has a lot more in store for us on his upcoming projects . Is this your favorite project from Curtis? Comment and if you have not listened to it yet, listen to the project below.