Single: Diablo – “Before The War” ft. Lil Xan & Lil Wop
The Genre-Bending Producer Shares a Zonked-Out Single With Two Gravelly-Voiced VIPs
“‘Diablo on the beat, b*tch.’ Listeners have been hearing that four-word producer tag on some of the hottest songs of the past several years, by artists like Wifisfuneral, Craig Xen, Smokepurpp, and, of course, Lil Pump. Los Angeles-by-way-of-Florida producer Diablo, 23, has worked with all of these artists and more.” – Complex
“I would very much like to get dangerously impaired and mosh to this song in a dilapidated warehouse at 3AM.” – Stereogum
Before he was an in-demand figure in the worlds of hip-hop and electronic music, producer Diablo was a major architect of the blown-out sound of his native Florida rap scene. Treating his fans to a heavy-hitting slice of high-octane trap music, Diablo connects with Lil Xan and Lil Wop for “Before The War,” his new single. Layering thumping 808s below an ethereal keyboard melody, Diablo offers a canvas for the two rappers to talk their proudly ignorant sh*t. Lil Xan cuts against the grain of the beat with his disrespectful hook, while Lil Wop croaks out a torrent of boastful bars: “The loud that I smoke, this sh*t make you deaf/My b*tch white as snow, I feel like Hugh Hef.”
“Before The War” is the latest single in a busy 2020 for the artist. Earlier this year, Diablo dropped “Self Destruction,“ a poignant collaboration with Killstation and Borgore that comments on struggles with depression, and “Killing,” an ominous banger with appearances from ELIOZIE, Shakewell, and Terror Reid that earned praise from Stereogum, who said “I would very much like to get dangerously impaired and mosh to this song in a dilapidated warehouse at 3AM.”
The son of Ecuadorian immigrants, Diablo started making beats as a teenager in West Palm Beach, quickly gaining notoriety in his region’s burgeoning SoundCloud rap scene. He connected with local rappers like wifisfuneral and Lil Pump, eventually producing Pump’s Platinum-selling single “Boss.” Widely respected in rap circles, his raucous DJ sets have earned him in an audience in the electronic music world, with a co-sign from Diplo and a recent tour supporting Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland. his collaborations with Kodak Black, Ski Mask The Slump God, and Craig Xen, among others, his raucous DJ sets have earned him in an audience in the electronic music world, with a co-sign from Diplo and a recent tour with Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland.
Look out for much more from Diablo in the coming weeks and months.
Stream “Before The War” ft. Lil Xan & Lil Wop: https://soundcloud.com/diablo/btw
“Before The War” ft. Lil Xan & Lil Wop: https://soundcloud.com/diablo/btw
“Self Destruction” ft. Killstation & Borgore: https://empire.ffm.to/selfdestruction
“Killing” ft. ELIOZIE, Shakewell, and Terror Reid: https://empire.ffm.to/diablo_killing