Diamanté Anthony Blackmon is the American Dream. Diamanté grew up in Guatemala but became an American citizen at 10 years old speaking very little english in a low income
neighborhood. Against all odds, Diamanté grew into Carnage, one of the most dominant music superstar artists in the world. From pioneering the trap genre, to being one of the few artists to ever dominate both the hip hop and dance music charts, they’re truly is no other creative who can move as seamlessly between musical genres as Carnage.
Carnage, also known as Papi Gordo, broke onto the scene in 2012 when he self uploaded his first song, “Teke Teke”, onto YouTube. In that same year, Carnage produced records for the then unknown rapper G-Eazy such as “Loaded” and “Down For Me”. Shortly thereafter Carnage released his first major single “Michael Jordan” which was followed by his infamous remix for Hardwell’s hit, “Spaceman” which slingshotted Carnage to stardom.
Fast forward to 2015 and Carnage has become a DJ Mag Top 100 artist, rocked the stages of Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland all while producing his debut studio album Papi Gordo, which was released in October 2015. This debut album immediately became the #1 Dance Album in the United State and at its peak, hit song ‘I Like Tuh’ with ILoveMakonnen became a top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart eventually becoming RIAA-Gold certified in the weeks following.
After just surpassing the 2 year anniversary of Papi Gordo I Carnage releases his second studio album, Bruise Battered, and Bloody, adding on to his already extensive list of collaborators such as the Migos, Mac Miller, Rick Ross, Avicii, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump, Steve Aoki, A$AP Ferg, Timmy Trumpet, The Martinez Brothers and many more. To this day Diamante continues to produce mega hits across all genres while touring the world performing as Carnage, and popping up his own festival series known as ‘Rare Fest’ across the world from Myanmar to Thailand to all over the United States.
Now, Carnage is working on his third studio album, Papi Gordo II, which will reunite him with the famed dance music label Ultra Records. The release of the album will be a full circle moment for Carnage as he returns to the label that helped launch his career in 2015 with the timeless Papi Gordo album, which remains one of the most streamed dance music albums of all time. Papi Gordo II is slated for release in early 2021 and includes a lineup of features and collaborations that only Carnage could assemble.