Travis Barker better watch his back, ’cause it looks like Diplo is gunning for that “every rappers’ best friend” spot. The EDM maestro has plotted his foray into hip-hop with standout production credits for the likes of Chris Brown (“Look At Me Now”), Wale (“Slight Work”) and Yelawolf (“Animal”), and even playing the Cheech to Snoop Lion’s Chong for his new Reincarnated project (if you can still count that as rap).
Indie golden child-turned-mainstream breakout Mac Miller is the latest MC to find himself at the helm of Diplo’s dizzy, electro-influenced sound — a product he previewed at a show last night in Santa Barbara, Califoria. The “pretty turnt up and ratchet” collaboration is expected to land on Mac’s forthcoming sophomore album. You can watch his performance below.