IDK drops the “Once Upon A Time (Freestyle)” music video with Denzel Curry.
The video for IDK’s neo-boom bap classic “Once Upon A Time (Freestyle)” is upon us. And yet, we were right to assume this was no throwaway freestyle, but a song all to its own. The video is grungy to fit the song’s overall aesthetic, with Denzel Curry and IDK trading verses in a basement ruled by a convenant, with plenty of illicit materials cloistered into open space.
As IDK and Denzel go back-to-back in their interchangeable storytelling mode, a running script of Japanese letters translates their comings and goings, for the fans out East. The song lives on as IDK’s finest turn of character yet – a flexible character that is several times more ambidextrous than he was in another lifetime. By the time Denzel Curry’s second verse comes into play, any allusions of a Godlike particle crumble to dust. The second helping of “Once Upon A Time Freestyle” comes to us as a reminder of IDK’s luncheon status with Weakerthans looming in the distance.