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Diplo collabs with up and coming rapper XXXTENTACION

Diplo collabs with up and coming rapper XXXTENTACION

Diplo has worked with everyone from Beyoncé to Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne to Usher, and Bruno Mars to Die Antwoord. Now, the multi platinum artist and one of the biggest hitmakers in the industry is lending his producing talents to up and coming rapper XXXTENTACION. The 19 year old MC earned some attention with his single “Look At Me”... and by “some attention” we mean over 100 million streams across Soundcloud, Spotify, and YouTube and earned a spot in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

For his latest single “looking for a star (CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD)”, XXXTENTACION inlisted the help of Diplo to provide a minimal, tropical, and clublike beat that give the track a radio friendly vibe. Rather than rapping on the track, XXXTENTACION opts for distorted vocals about heartbreak, something we can obviously all relate to. The song is fresh and feels like it’s ready for any Summer playlist, which we think proves that Diplo definitely knows what he’s doing.

XXXTENTACION has also worked with Rich Chigga and Keith Ape on a song called “Gospel” and is planning to release TWO albums this year. As far as the style on those, we’re not sure, we’ll have to wait and see if he will be using more of Diplo’s skills in the future.

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