Stream GoldLink’s New Album Diaspora & Watch His Tonight Show Performance

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GoldLink-DisasporaTwo years ago, the Washington, DC rapper GoldLink released a really great album called At What Cost. On that album, GoldLink explored the black musical history of his hometown, digging into the soul and go-go and underground-rap sounds of the District’s past few decades while still keeping his own driven, propulsive, insightful voice … More »

Tyler, The Creator Announces North American Igor Tour

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Tyler-The-CreatorA couple of weeks ago, Tyler, The Creator released his much-discussed new album Igor. This past weekend, he managed to play a headlining set at New York’s ill-fated Governors Ball festival. And today, Tyler has announced that he’ll spend the next few months on an enormous solo tour, one that’ll cross … More »

Let Pi’erre Bourne Produce All The Rap Music

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Most big-name producers have a tag — a quick soundburst that lets you know who you’re listening to and, ideally, makes the song a tiny bit more exciting. You know them when you hear them: “Just Blaaaaze!,” “If young Metro don’t trust you I’ma shoot you,” “Murda on the beats, so it’s not nice.” Usually, … More »

Diplo announces new six-cut EP, ‘Europa,’ due Feb. 22

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March 2018 saw Diplo deliver California, a seven-track effort that emanated the warmth of the EP’s namesake state. Diplo’s first solo production since 2013’s Revolution, the collaboratively diverse EP coalesced the likes of Lil Yachty, Goldlink, , and more for an effervescent showing that continues to fizz with sonic personality, even as Diplo announces the imminent arrival of California followup, Europa.

Poised for a Feb. 22 debut, Europa will transport four Diplo originals from the electronic chameleon’s studio to listeners’ speakers. Diplo diffused some of Europa‘s sound two preliminary singles from the six-track, European inspired EP, “Boom Bye Bye” with Niska,” and most recently, “New Shapes” with UK hip-hop entity, Octavian. The remaining four cuts will call upon the talents of Soolking, IAMDDB, Bizzey & Ramiks, and Bausa. Diplo has continually proven his musical craft to be the antithesis to creative pigeonholing, and as such, fans can expect Europa to be a project that only further exemplifies Diplo’s commitment to conceptual and artistic versatility.

Photo credit: Bryan Mitchell

Sada Baby Made 2019’s First Great Rap Album

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Sada-BabySada Baby can sing. This was a pleasant surprise. If all you know about the Detroit rapper is “Bloxk Party,” the ridiculously fun 2018 collaboration with fellow Detroit rapper Drego, you would know that Sada Baby could dance. You would know that he could come up with viciously enjoyable punchlines. You would know that he’s … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

GoldLink – “Got Friends” (Feat. Miguel) Video

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GoldLink-Got-Friends-videoLast year, the Washington, DC rapper GoldLink released the introspective and deeply locally rooted At What Cost, one of the year’s best rap albums. He also had his biggest-ever hit with the dreamy party anthem “Crew.” Earlier this year, he teamed up with omnipresent R&B smoothie Miguel on the single “GotMore »

Silk City – “Loud” (Feat. Desiigner & GoldLink)

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Silk CityMark Ronson and Diplo have released two songs as their super duo Silk City already, “Only Can Get Better,” which featured Daniel Merriweather, and “Feel About You,” which features Mapei. Today, they’re sharing their third single, “Loud,” which features Desiigner and GoldLink. It comes attached to a visual that has a … More »

Diplo & Mark Ronson aka Silk City team with GoldLink & Desiigner on new summer anthem “Loud”

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Diplo and Mark Ronson have premiered their latest track “Loud”, from their collaborative project Silk City today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music. This latest single sees the duo team up with 2 of the hottest names in the rap industry GoldLink & Desiigner to hit the spot on a

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GoldLink – “Got Friends” (Feat. Miguel)

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GoldLink is riding pretty high right now. His excellent, self-assured hit “Crew” landed him a 2018 Grammy nomination and a spot on our list of last year’s best rap albums. He was just featured on Christina Aguilera’s new single “Like I Do,” and his recent Tiny Desk concert was jazzy and … More »