Curtis III
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Curtis III

Richmond, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Richmond, Virginia, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
DJ Hip Hop R&B




"Gangs Of Kin Shares Soulful New Burner 'Above The Water'"

The project is a vehicle for the self-expression of Joël Gaerthé, moving from vintage reference points to hitherto unexplored future possibilities.
New 13 track mixtape 'The Broke Not Broken Mixtape' is incoming, perhaps his broadest and certainly his boldest statement to date.
Out shortly, it's led by new song 'Above The Water', which pits the gospel-laden approach of Gangs Of Kin against rising Austin rapper Curtis III.
“To me this track stands for the struggle a young adult lives in this world,” explains Gangs of Kin. “The strength it takes to be true to yourself and not drown in the chaos of expectations from others.”
Tune in now. - ROBIN MURRAY

"Dallas-Based Independent Artist Curtis III Drops Brand New Track “Make Time”"

Curtis III is an exciting new act from Dallas, Texas. He blends contagious rhymes with the power of knowledge and breaking the conditioning of social consciousness. A lyricist that put more thought into his lyrics then most, he’s on the rise to the top with his unique outlook and impressive lyrical ideas.
“Make Time” is a brilliantly crisp and chaotic alternative project that showcases a whole new side to the already creatively free and consistently striking artist. Curtis III exercises his unpredictable lyricism and expressive, theatrical vocal style in a continuously engrossing manner. Fragments of ideas, dark and intriguing, alongside short lines and quick rhymes make this one you’ll undoubtedly need to hear more than once to connect with it. In between moments of intensity, there are delicate musical intricacies throughout “Make Time”. There are dashes of instrumentals, melodies, and hooks that craft engaging, alternative hip-hop ambiances. “Make Time” makes the most out of all of this, a few simple elements but each one unexpected and free-flowing – rhythmic but artistic, and always more in tune with the progression of the story-line than a simple industry standard. Bringing through the pace and vibrancy of the track fused with a clever structure, Curtis III’s story-telling, and compelling vocal delivery, makes for something incredibly refreshing to experience.
Listen to “Make Time” here and read more with Curtis III below in our interview! - Buzz Music


Still working on that hot first release.



Curtis III is a rapper and producer. His sound is indebted to rap’s past, an influence it wears proudly. It might be a bit too tied to the 90s if it weren't for the rapper's emotional delivery and subtle experimentation with the production. "Willing To Take" is built off of a ghostly sample that that sounds like its coming from another room, that is until it's brought to the forefront very briefly, just to be buried again. Curtis III voice is center of his music, so it makes sense that a sample would be relegated to a muffled cry, complimenting the rapper's vulnerable vocal style. 

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