Why Diplo Says He Never Could Have Made His EP ‘California’ Until Now

Diplo’s new EP California is chock-full of hip hop superstars in fact every track features a rapper from Desiigner to Lil Yachty.

This is big departure from his very first album, the experimental 2004 underground trip hop classic, Florida, which only had two tracks with MCs.

But in his new documentary Florida to California, which traces his career he says making an album like California back then would have been impossible.

"There wasn't this open minded feeling in hip-hop yet where anything's possible. Rappers can do anything they want. They can try things out. They don't have orders. They're not constricted to the genre anymore," he says.

Adding: "Hip-hop is everything. Hip-hop is a mashup of so many different things."

California is out now.


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