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GoldLink – HARAM!

Today, GoldLink, one of the most innovative artists in hip-hop, releases his third studio album, HARAM!, via Squaaash Club/RCA Records. Click here to listen.

Containing 15 tracks with features by Flo MilliNLE ChoppaSantigoldBibi BourellyRich The Kid, emerging international act Fire! and more, HARAM! represents the destruction and rebuilding of a new GoldLink, yet stays true to his lyrical prowess. Joe Perez (Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T) helmed the creative direction for the album.

Continuing to redefine what a “rap star” is meant to be, HARAM! is GoldLink’s most personal, genius, adventurous and riskiest piece of work to date. Filled with unfiltered braggadocios raps, challenging flows – yet feels more specific, like a biopic – the album is one that poses questions rather than give answers. The metaphoric use of the harsh, gritty telephone effect against his iconic cadence signifies that GoldLink is purposefully imperfect; he doesn’t want to be perfect. With HARAM!, GoldLink’s quest is to challenge the idea of rap titles in art in his pursuit to becoming a musical deity.

This Saturday (6/19), GoldLink will be performing during Luminosity Gaming’s “Luminosity Live” event, presented by F9. Catch him on Twitch at 10pm EST on the Luminosity Twitch Channel.

HARAM! Track list:

01 Extra Clip feat. NLE Choppa

02 202

03 White Walls

04 Spit On It feat. Rizloski

05 Terrordome

06 Evian feat. PinkPantheresss, Rizloski & Rax

07 Raindrops feat. Flo Milli

08 Twin feat. Rich The Kid

09 Girl Pacino

10 Thump Chronicles Vol. 1 feat. Pressa & Digga

11 Culture Clash feat. Fire!

12 Wayne Perry feat. LukeyWorld

13 Wild and Lethal Trash! feat. Fire! & Santigold

14 Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk feat. Jesse Boykins III

15 Cindy’s Daughter feat. Bibi Bourelly

Listen here: HARAM!

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 RIAA-certified Gold 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 4x Platinum single “Crew” saw GoldLink achieve a number of career firsts — 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. Adding to his accomplishments was a Grammy Nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration the following year with “Like I Do” with Christina Aguilera.

Following up in 2019 with Diaspora, GoldLink continued to show his sonic range and influences as shown on singles “Zulu Screams” ft. Maleek Berry & Bibi Bourelly, and “Joke Ting” ft. Ari Pensmith. The album was recognized by Pitchfork as “the best music of his career,” and Highsnobiety declared “GoldLink can conceive of and execute his ideas better than most anyone in hip-hop today.” Diaspora made several Best Albums of The Year lists including Complex, UpRoxx, Hot New Hip Hop and more, while “Zulu Screams” made The New York Times “54 Best Songs of 2019” list, calling it “a supremely catchy international collaboration.”

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Belly × Mumble Rap

BELLY RELEASES NEW TAPE, MUMBLE RAP 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY BOI-1DA, DANNYBOYSTYLES & BELLY 

Multiplatinum-certified Academy® Award-nominated and GRAMMY® Award-winning Toronto rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer BELLY unveils his new tape, Mumble Rap, today. It’s available HERE via XO/Roc Nation/Republic Records.

 

The project represents an important statement for the artist. Executive produced by Boi-1da, BELLY, and Dannyboystyles, the 11-track collection which includes a guest feature from Pusha T harks back to the art of spitting, slyly name-checking modern “Mumble Rap” as it unseats the movement with classic charisma and rambunctious rhymes.

 

Watch the “Mumble Rap” video HERE and “Lullaby” video HERE.

 

Moreover, he goes deep with the subject matter. He shot the music video for “Immigration To The Trap” in dangerous immigrant-heavy neighborhoods of France, namely Bondy Nord and Sevran in the 93 District. As an immigrant from Palestine himself, BELLY wanted to speak candidly about the topic in provocative and powerful clip as he viscerally spits the chant, “Immigration To The Trap, generation to adapt.” He doesn’t hold anything back with his bars or the visuals. Between a soulful hook, “Lullaby” dives into his deep lyricism, while the video captures a pronounced rawness shot in the studio with Boi-1da. Arriving at a powerhouse climax, everything culminates with the heavenly delivery of “All Alone” where he poetically admits, “Four in the morning and you still calling. No matter how far I try to go, I keep on falling. Now it’s five in the morning and I’m still calling. No matter how far I try to go, I feel so lost here on this road. And I’m all alone.”

  

BELLY packs the punchiest flow and wildest wordplay north of the border. Carving out a devout underground following in addition to making a name for himself as a songwriter, he landed an RIAA Gold-certified smash with “Might Not” [feat. The Weeknd] from his 2015 project Up For Days. 2016’s Another Day In Paradise followed, boasting cameos from the likes of Travis Scott, Kehlani, B-Real, and Lil Wayne. Most recently, Inzombia placed hip-hop in a state of shock and awe with the hit “Frozen Water” [feat. Future]—which amassed over 11 million Spotify streams—as well as collaborations with heavy hitters such as Young Thug, Jadakiss, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. His influence extends beyond his own discography though. Not only did BELLY write “6-Inch” for Beyoncé, but he also co-wrote six tracks from The Weeknd’s chart-dominating triple-platinum 2015 epic, Beauty Behind The Madness, including “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”, receiving an Academy® Award nod for “Best Original Song” and notching the GRAMMY® Award for “Best R&B Performance.”

 

FOR MORE INFO ON BELLY, PLEASE CONTACT:

Matthew Bernal

Republic Records

Matthew.Bernal@umusic.com

 

Mumble Rap Links

iTunes: http://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/itunes

Apple Music: http://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/applemusic

Spotify: http://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/spotify

Google Play: http://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/google-play

TIDAL: http://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/tidal

Deezer: http://Belly.lnk.to/MumbleRapDL/deezer

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.