Goldlink’s “Crew” has, without a doubt, played its role as one of the season’s most definitive singles, and the most popular of the Washington D.C. artist’s repertoire to date.
In the midst of its success, we were gifted with its first official remix, featuring Gucci Mane back in June, and now Goldlink has returned to drop off an EP consisting exclusively of all approved remixes of the track.
Packaged into 5 cuts in total, the new EP features additional takes from the Backyard Band and New Impressionz in the forms of “go-go” inspired remakes, a practice native to the D.C. area, and two other flips from Lido and Richie Souf.
The original version of “Crew” most notably features Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy and made its appearance on Goldlink’s sophomore At What Cost effort, released in March of this year.
The track marked his debut onto Billboard’s Hot 100 charts, and also achieved a spot at No. 16 on their Rap Airplay charts as well while managing to be certified Gold after amassing over 500,000 unit sales since its initial arrival.
Most recently, it was revelaed that the D.C. singer and rapper had an unreleased song with Outkast’s Andre 3000 in the works, a snippet of news that followed his stirring rendition of Outkast’s “Roses” on BBC Radio 1’s Piano Sessions alongside Irish group Hare Squead and fellow DMV-bred artist and saxophonist Masego.
Goldlink and 3 Stacks were previously spotted working in the studio together back in March, giving birth to rumors of a possible collaboration that have now been confirmed.
As for the remainder of Goldlink’s 2017, he recently announced his headlining tour this fall in support of his At What Cost project, kicking off on September 3rd in Nashville, and concluding on October 15th in Philadelphia.
The run will travel across North America for 35 dates in total with stops in cities like Atlanta, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Chicago, and Montreal. Tickets for the tour went on sale in late June.
Be sure to listen to the remix EP in full to decide which cut does the original the most justice, and sound off with your thoughts below.