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Now this is very cool! I’m a huge fan of Diplo (“Paper Planes,” the MadDecent mvmt, Major Lazer etc) both musically, and personally (he’s hilarious on twitter, and was very cool at the Converse Band of Ballers event I hosted). So his project to remix Gucci’s Cold War mixtapes is fascinating to me. But not surprising, because I hear he’s a big fan of trap music in general, and Gucci specifically. Makes sense, hipsters love hood, lol.

New Remix: Gucci Mane “Danger’s Not a Stranger” (Diplo Remix)

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By the way, Gucci’s album, The State vs Radric Davis is out today.

Thank you to the Asylum crew, Gucci, and his management for trusting your girl Info with his only interview opportunity.

UPDATE: The Village Voice has a totally different take on the Diplo x Gucci remix project, skewering the DJ for the song and his Free Gucci shirt. While I feel them on the “Free” shirts in general, just knowing that Diplo has been a fan of this type of music for years, I think its unfair to discount his work as some kind of diplo-come-lately trendsquatting.

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