Smart bets: Diggypop Malone

After a two-year break from making music, Diggypop Malone (also known as Joseph Lepanto) is set to release the EP I Am Not a Rapper, which he created alongside “the best producer,” Professor T. The title’s statement is, indeed, autobiographical, according to Lepanto, who “can throw down in the booth with the best of them.” His song “Ten Gold Chains” warns against deriving satisfaction from pleasing others and recalls a transition from admiring predecessors’ art to respecting his own work. That confidence manifests in lyrics like, “I stay on point like a No. 2 pencil.” Jon Farmer, J Youngin, Dirty Frost, Copper Kid Solo, Tripsta Trip, D Balla, Michael G and DJ Ra Mak open Diggypop Malone’s release show at New Mountain on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 p.m. $7 at the door. newmountainavl.com. Image courtesy of the artist

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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3 thoughts on “Smart bets: Diggypop Malone

    • Debbie Vetere

      Thank You Mountain Express and The Asheville Community For Supporting Local Music and My Son Joseph Lepanto aka Diggy Pop! I am his Biggest Fan and Watching Him Succeed and Grow In The Community is a Real Joy and Standing Up For what He Believes In is His Music and The Support He Strives For Along With With Other Talented Artist!

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