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GoldLink Releases New Album ‘Diaspora’ Via Squaaash Club/RCA Records — Set To Tour North America This Fall With Tyler, The Creator

WATCH PERFORMANCE OF  “ZULU SCREAMS” AND “RIDD” ON 

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

 

LISTEN: Diaspora

https://smarturl.it/Diaspora

WATCH: “Zulu Screams” and “Ridd” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

https://youtu.be/IC1uItH7GvY

“Diaspora is already shaping up to be one of the best hip-hop records of the summer”

NPR

“likely to be a live highlight this summer”

Consequence of Sound

“Diaspora…is poised to travel the world”

The Ringer

[New York, NY – June 11, 2019] Today, Grammy-nominated Squaaash Club/RCA Records recording artist GoldLink shares his new album, Diaspora. The album includes previous releases “Joke Ting” featuring Ari PenSmith, “U Say” featuring Tyler, The Creator and Jay Prince, and “Zulu Screams” featuring Maleek Berry and Bibi Bourelly, which came with a Meji Alabi directed video.

Diaspora is the DMV artist’s follow up to his 2017 critically-acclaimed album At What Cost. The album was first announced last month via Hailey Beiber’s socials. The cover art was photographed by Hailey herself, and features singer Justine Skye.

Last night, GoldLink delivered an electrifying performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with a medley of “Zulu Screams” ft. Maleek Berry and a new, unreleased track “Ridd.”

GoldLink is also set to join collaborator Tyler, The Creator on the entirety of his North American IGOR tour this fall. Starting September 2nd in Minneapolis and ending October 26th in Houston, GoldLink will open all 30 dates alongside Jaden Smith in September and Blood Orange in October. All tickets are available here.

Hear Diaspora above, see full tour routing and album details below, and stay tuned for more from Goldlink coming soon.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

8/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ AFROPUNK

9/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory*^

9/4 – Chicago, IL @ Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC*^

9/6 – Toronto, ONT @ Scotiabank Arena*^

9/7 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre*^

9/10 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena*^

9/11 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell*^

9/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden*^

9/21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*^

9/22 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE! Outdoor*^

9/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors*^

9/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann*^

9/27 – Orlando, FL @ Addition Financial Arena*^

9/28 – Tampa, FL @ Yuengling Center*^

9/29 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena*^

10/1 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center*+

10/3 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena*+

10/4 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena*+

10/5 – Kansas City, MO @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena*+

10/7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre*+

10/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Saltair*+

10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*+

10/12 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena*+

10/14 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum*+

10/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum*+

10/17 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center*+

10/19 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena*+

10/20 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena*+

10/22 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center*+

10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Theatre at Grand Prairie*+

10/26 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena*+

 

* = w/ Tyler, The Creator

^ = w/ Jaden Smith

+ = w/ Blood Orange

 

Goldlink

Diaspora

Squaaash Club/RCA Records

June 12, 2019

1. //error

2. Joke Ting (feat. Ari PenSmith)

3. Maniac

4. Days Like This (feat. Khalid)

5. Zulu Screams (feat. Maleek Berry & Bibi Bourelly)

6. More

7. Coke White/Moscow (feat. Pusha T)

8. U Say (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Jay Prince)

9. Yard (feat. WSTRN)

10. Spanish Song

11. No Lie (feat. WizKid)

12. Tiff Freestyle

13. Rumble (feat. Jackson Wang & Lil Nei)

14. Swoosh

 

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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