24KGOLDN Releases His Debut Album El Dorado

The rising rapper’s debut features Future, Swae Lee, DaBaby, and Iann Dior.

24KGOLDN has found success through his genre-bending songs, which combine hip-hop, pop, and rock. His unique sound led to a massive hit with “Mood” in 2020. That heavily streamed song is 3x Platinum-certified, a sure sign of a monumental breakthrough for the California rapper. It’s the final track out of 13 on his debut album El Dorado, a confident and innovative project that 24KGOLDN created with collaborators KbeaZy, Omer Fedi, and Blake Slatkin over the last year. Pandemic recording is an interesting and challenging process, but we’ve still seen great albums come from this time, and El Dorado sits among them. 24KGOLDN is in tune with the challenges of younger generations and speaks to the trials and anxieties that they face.

V spoke with 24KGOLDN for his cover story back in March, when he told us about his plans for El Dorado and his creative process of writing and recording these songs. He described the experience of recording during COVID as “a blessing and a curse,” noting that his performances were canceled but he appreciated the chance to direct his attention toward the album.

There are several ways to engage this album; fans looking for a more in-depth experience can play El Dorado: The Game for a chance to win a cash prize, or use the Geojam app to compete for a private jet ride from L.A. to San Francisco and a day spent hanging out with 24KGOLDN himself. Finally, an immersive AR experience is available via Scavengar. With this album based on Mayan, Aztec, and Morisco legends, 24KGOLDN has created a world of his own design.

24KGOLDN will also participate in a TikTok livestream concert on Saturday, March 27, to celebrate the album’s release. The event will take place at 8pm EST/5pm PST. Stream El Dorado below.

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