GOLDLINK SHARES VIDEO FOR “JOKE TING” FT. ARIPENSMITH FROM HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM DIASPORA
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What The Press Is Saying About Diaspora:
“joins a long legacy of Black artists grappling with what it means to rightfully represent who and what they come from”
“GoldLink can conceive of and execute his ideas better than most anyone in hip-hop today”
“the best music of his career”
[New York, NY – December 16, 2019] Today, DMV’s very own, Squaaash Club/RCA Records recording artist GoldLink shares a new video for “Joke Ting” feat. AriPenSmith from his critically-acclaimed album Diaspora. The track also appeared on Barak Obama’s “Summer Playlist 2019.” Click HERE to watch.
Shot in Los Angeles, the visual features UK actor/artist Blakie, from the buzzing UK show, Top Boy as well as Justine Skye.
Diaspora, which was released in June via Squaaash Club/RCA Records is currently being recognized on many year-end “Best Albums of 2019” lists including Complex, UpRoxx, Hot New Hip Hop and more, while “Zulu Screams” ft. Maleek Berry and Bibi Bourelly made The New York Times “54 Best Songs of 2019” list calling it “A supremely catchy international collaboration.”
Watch “Joke Ting,” listen to Diaspora, and stay tuned for more from Goldlink coming soon.
Watch “Joke Ting” ft. AriPenSmith – HERE
Listen and download Diaspora – HERE
Diaspora cover art
- Joke Ting (feat. Ari PenSmith)
- Days Like This (feat. Khalid)
- Zulu Screams (feat. Maleek Berry & Bibi Bourelly)
- Coke White/Moscow (feat. Pusha T)
- U Say (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Jay Prince)
- Yard (feat. WSTRN)
- Spanish Song
- No Lie (feat. WizKid)
- Tiff Freestyle
- Rumble (feat. Jackson Wang & Lil Nei)
More about Goldlink:
Where the intersections of the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) collide, GoldLink is a direct product. Washington, D.C., and the broader DMV area, have long been treated like a musical Rubik’s cube. There are bursting, Technicolor patches of musical brilliance, but the component parts never line up in a way that made sense to those on the outside. GoldLink is not interested in spelling out all the nuances of his hometown; what he does aim to do is synthesize his environment’s litany of influences and inspirations into something unique, singular, and all together his own.
With his debut studio album At What Cost (Squaaash Club/RCA)–helmed by the monstrous single “Crew”–released in March 2017, he’s done just that. By merging the sensibilities of go-go with the African diaspora, he’s done what hip-hop has done from its inception: repurpose what’s available into something magical.
The success of At What Cost and now Triple Platinum single “Crew” saw GoldLink achieve a number of career firsts in the past few months — from his Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration to the iHeartMedia Music Awards nomination for Best New Hip-Hop Artist to his BET Awards nomination for Best New Artist.
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