Watch GoldLink's Beautiful "And After That, We Didn't Talk" Vignettes
We're still listening to GoldLink's impressive debut album, And After, That We Didn't Talk, and now we have a new visual accompaniment to the project thanks to the rapper's artistic eye. Teaming with director duo Rubberband, the DMV artist has produced 3 vignettes inspired by his album. The moodpieces are separated by color (Pink, Blue, and Oranage), and feature spoken word from UK poet Kojey Radical.
GoldLink Explains Why Music Has "Taken A Dumbass Turn"
GoldLink has always taken a unique approach to hip hop. As much as any rapper, he challenges traditional genre boundaries with his music. He largely eschews social media and didn't reveal his face in public until the release party for his debut project The God Complex. In the third installment of our our interview series with GoldLink, we asked him about how his perspective on music shapes approach to making it.
GoldLink On Logic, Chaz French & The Diversity Of DMV Rap
GoldLink's strong internet following and general mystique might make him appear to be something of a post-regional artist, but according to the rapper himself, the DMV plays a major role in his music. In our recent interview, the rapper, who has lived in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, explained just how the area has informed his style. "The way that I talk, my slang, the way I say things, they way I go about things is very home-based," he explained. "Everything is from my region, because you've never seen anything like it. That's why no one knows what the fuck the sound is.
GoldLink Breaks Down Debut Album "And After That, We Didn't Talk"
We sat down with GoldLink to discuss the making of his debut album And After That, We Didn't Talk. He made the album in a month, hunkered down in a DMV studio with his main producer Louie Lastic.
GoldLink Plays "This Or That"
Fresh off the release of his debut album And After That, We Didn't Talk, GoldLink swung by HNHH HQ to answer some of life's toughest questions for the latest edition of "This or That."
GoldLink On HOT 97
GoldLink dropped off his debut album, And After That, We Didn't Talk, at the beginning of November, and while he didn't do very much press leading up to the album's release, he's getting into the motions now. The DMV native took a trip down to NYC where he paid a visit to our office (coming soon) as well as HOT 97's morning show with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez.
GoldLink "Dance On Me" Video
GoldLink has carved out a solid niche for himself by linking up with the likes of electronic producers Sango and Kaytranada and rapping over their smooth, danceable beats. One if his latest efforts "Dance on Me" continued in this vein, and today he drops the visual accompaniment. "Moms said she loves 'Dance On Me' but the lyrics are Rated R," the DMV rapper told FADER. "Mom, I made you a video that's PG."
XXL Freshmen Roundtable: OG Maco, Vince Staples & GoldLink
OG Maco, Vince Staples & GoldLink
After successfully unveiling all the individual freestyles and the group cyphers for this year's crop of XXL Freshmen, XXL is now continuing the video content with their roundtable discussions. For today's roundtable conversation, we hear from three Freshmen: OG Maco, Vince Staples and GoldLink.
XXL Freshmen Cypher Pt. 2: GoldLink, OG Maco & Vince Staples
GoldLink, OG Maco & Vince Staples
Here goes the second XXL Freshmen cypher of the batch. Yesterday we were treated to Raury, Tink, K Camp and Kidd Kidd's cypher, and today we get the pairing of GoldLink, OG Maco and Vince Staples. The trio are backed by a more mellow, synth-laden beat as they each take a stab at the mic, starting with GoldLink's jumpy flow. Who had your favorite bars of this bunch?
GoldLink's XXL Freshmen Freestyle & Profile
This week, XXL's been rolling out the freestyle and profile videos for all of their new Freshman class.
GoldLink On Real Late With Peter Rosenberg
GoldLink has remained pretty camera shy despite his heavy buzzy. That's pretty much become a marketing tactic these days, and it seems to have worked (obviously having quality, unique music helped) as he was tapped as an XXL Freshmen. We're finally getting to hear a bit about GoldLink's personal life and where he's from thanks to an interview on HOT 97 with Peter Rosenberg.
GoldLink put out "Sober Thoughts" last May, and a year later we get a video to go with the Kaytranada-produced track. If you've seen "When I Die" or "Ay Ay", you know GoldLink has some of the freshest visuals around, though you may never have seen his face.
GoldLink "Ay Ay" Video
We were first introduced to the left-field MC GoldLink with his mixtape The God Complex, which displayed his eccentric taste for production and his sing-song ways. This became even more evident on the most recent leak, "Wassup" produced by Sango.