Stream The New GoldLink Song 'Joke Ting' GoldLink shares "Joke Ting" and new details about his upcoming sophomore album, proving his conviction about his culture is no laughing matter.
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GoldLink Gets Serious With 'Joke Ting,' Announces 'Diaspora' Album

GoldLink's forthcoming album Diaspora is due out June 12. Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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GoldLink's forthcoming album Diaspora is due out June 12.

Joyce Ng/Courtesy of the artist

D.C.'s sonic shape-shifter GoldLink has announced his forthcoming record Diaspora, due out June 12, and shared another new track, "Joke Ting," featuring Ari PenSmith.

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In comparison to his earlier releases this year like "Zulu Screams," and "Got Muscle," "Joke Ting" has a laid-back, breezy bounce. But based on Ari PenSmith's artful offense ("I only roll with my day ones / No apron, but my n****s, they will cook you") and GoldLink's calculated verses, this is no laughing matter.

"I don't sleep, but please don't ask me why / When it comes to you, can't help but lie / When it comes to beef, I never hide / If ya got a problem, don't be shy," GoldLink raps.

Along with the unveiling of the song and album title, the rapper announced the launch of his very of Beats 1 radio station, IFFY FM, stating via press release that IFFY will be "the radio station with no rules, created for the New Americana."