HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and we'll break down what makes them great by category. Throughout the article, you'll find links to hear more from the artist or producer, and make sure you go follow our official Soundcloud for more new music.

This week we head to the DMV to learn a little more about Virginia rapper GoldLink. The young artist has notoriously been just as much mysterious as he is talented. It wasn't until this summer that he even revealed his identity to the public, in an on-camera TV interview with Revolt, and even then it was pretty hard to see him. Up until that point, fans had only heard some sporadic Soundcloud remixes and his debut LP, The God Complex. The 9-track free version gave way to the 11-track deluxe edition that was available on iTunes, but since then we've only gotten 2 promo singles (here and here) from the reclusive MC. If you're looking to delve a little deeper into GoldLink, you're in luck, as we'll tell you everything you need to know. Hit us up in the comment section to let us know what you think of him, and make sure you get at us on Facebook and Twitter to let us know who we should feature in future editions of OTCU.