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Forward-thinking rapper GoldLink’s illustrious flow is unique and endlessly satisfyingly, and his latest track “Joke Ting” is no exception. The release of the fresh new song featuring R&B artist Ari PenSmith was tied with the announcement of one of his newest projects Diaspora, the Grammy-nominated rapper’s second studio album which is set to release on June 12.
“Joke Ting” is three minutes of anxiety-reducing good vibes. The single is laid-back and fueled by classic house inspired jittery beats that the rapper’s music is known for, and PenSmith’s bright vocals makes the chorus float and bounce in air. GoldLink’s verse is sandwiched between and he fluently slides between words with ease. The rapper’s flow never disappoints, and PenSmith’s feature adds an extra slickness.
When there’s a new GoldLink song, you can’t not listen. Check out the official audio for the new track:
“Joke Ting” follows “Zulu Screams,” an addictive track released earlier this year featuring producer and recording artist Maleek Berry and Berlin-raised singer Bibi Bourelly. The single arrived with a video directed by London-based director and photographer Meji Alabi and can be viewed below:
Along with the unveiling of GoldLink’s album release date and “Joke Ting,” the rapper is launching his new Beats 1 radio show IFFY FM. The show aims to house sounds of the black diaspora and is set to air on Fridays. He aims to feature special guest appearances and sounds from different corners of the music world, with no rules and full-uniqueness in mind.
As if he wasn’t already busy enough, Goldlink was just announced as an opener for Tyler, The Creator’s ‘IGOR’ tour this fall. See all dates below: