Published Oct 07, 2019Eboshi and Contra — the Calgary sister duo otherwise known as Cartel Madras — are showing off their new EP Age of the Goonda by giving its "Goonda Gold" the video treatment.
Following up 2018's Trapistan, the new record is due November 1 on Sub Pop/Royal Mountain Records. Today, though, the duo have shared the EP's latest track "Goonda Gold," alongside an accompanying music video.
Their new song follows the record's lead single "Lil Pump Type Beat," which was released back in September.
"This is a song for the underdog," Eboshi said in a statement about the outfit's newest track. "We are two queer, POC rappers that are actively creating space for ourselves and other artists like us. 'Goonda Gold' announces itself and demands your attention. We wanted a video that was true to the nature and the sound of the Goonda. We wanted to convey how our audiences feel when they hear this song. 'Goonda Gold' captures the danger and excitement of Cartel Madras."
Contra further elaborated on the song's Goonda character: "We've always imagined the Goonda as someone from different walks of life moving through the world fiercely, readying themselves for a fight. Gold chains on, cut lip; this song is for the baddies."
Watch the video for "Goonda Gold" down below.
Age of the Goonda:
2. Goonda Gold
3. The Legend Of Jalapeño Boiz
4. Lil Pump Type Beat
5. Dawood Ibrahim (woof woof)
6. Glossy Outro
Cartel Madras will begin a short run of Canadian tour dates later this week. The tour will commence in Toronto this Friday (October 11) before making a stop in their hometown of Calgary on November 22. The tour concludes back in Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall in support of Hollerado on December 11. View the full itinerary below.
10/11 Toronto, ON - The Garrison ^
10/26 Lethbridge, AB - Firehall No.1
11/14 Peterborough, ON - Red Dog Tavern*
11/15 London, ON - Rum Runners Music Hall*
11/16 Oshawa, ON - The Music Hall*
11/22 Calgary, AB - McMahon Stadium #
12/13 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall*
* with Hollerado
^ with Clipping
# with Fetty Wap