And After That, We Didn’t Talk, GoldLink’s debut album is out now. Last week, the DMV and Soulection rapper sat down with XXL (which named him a Freshman earlier this year) about the album’s influences and the creative process. What was the biggest influence? Women, of course. As GoldLink put it, his main influence was his “relationships with women. Because that’s what shapes me into the man I am.” In addition to women, GoldLink talked working with Rick Rubin, Soulection “the sound of tomorrow,” and how he’s changed for the better. Read the whole interview here and cop And After That, We Didn’t Talk on iTunes now.
GoldLink took to Twitter to announce that he would be dropping his debut album, And After That, We Didn”t Talk, a week earlier than initially expected. He also used the opportunity to share the artwork for the album and the tracklist– what a busy guy!
— illwhop (@GoldLink) November 4, 2015
Soon after, GoldLink released two online casino of the tracks off the album to the public, “Dark Skinned Woman” and “New Black”. The first is an ode to women, accompanied by big band sound and jovial groove. Listen to it here along with a brief interview by Annie Mac.
“New Black” tells a story of the struggle we”ve seen go down a million and one ways. It”s got a lighthearted sound that”s easy to get into, with lyrics that are arresting and smoothly delivered. GoldLink has successfully blown up the anticipation for his release on Friday.
If you”re not familiar with GoldLink, it”s time to get on it. The DMV rapper/Soulection artist has finally announced his debut LP, And After That, We Didn”t Talk, which is due out November 13th. He also dropped the lead single “Spectrum” which sounds like everything that is casino good about Soulection. Just like one of his earlier singles from this year, GoldLink used a killer “90s hip-hop sample; this one”s from Missy Elliott, and it couldn”t go more perfectly with the rest of the song. If this is what we have to look forward to for the rest of the album, we”re in for a banger. Moral of the story: don”t sleep on GoldLink. Listen to “Spectrum” below. You can preorder And After That, We Didn”t Talk on iTunes here.
One could say GoldLink’s talent (other than rapping) is finding good beats. Like all other artists affiliated with Soulection, he’s all about the sound. “Movin’ On” is your new house party song. Produced by Louie Lastic, the DMV artist’s newest track is all good vibes wrapped into a nice melodic package. With an instantly recognizable sample from 2Pac’s “I Get Around” aka one of the best party songs of all time, “Movin’ On” will appear on the weekend playlists of all your friends. Listen to the track below.
GoldLink is the featured artist in tonight’s Red Bull Sound Select show in Austin, TX. You can experience GoldLink’s energy for only $3 by RSVPing at the link below.
Amongst his fellow XXL Freshmen , Goldlink’s freestyle is arguably one of the best of the group. His flow is directly challenging without being disrespectful. In his profile he breaks down how his background has influenced his music and how his work ethic has put him on the trending train. It’s no mystery as to why he was tapped for the class of 2015.
Goldlink will be performing at JMBLYA today and tomorrow, so don’t miss your chance to see this ambitious man in action. Tickets are still available for purchase below:
An appearance on Hot 97 is a sign that if you haven’t made it already, you’re well on your way. GoldLink stopped by Real Late with Peter Rosenberg in between shows on his tour to discuss how exactly he got here. The DMV MC talked his DMV roots, SoundCloud success, and his feelings after Andre 3000 showed up at one of his overseas performances. You too can catch the 2015 XXL Freshman when he comes to Dallas and New Braunfels on Friday and Saturday respectively for JMBLYA. Watch the interview and cop JMBLYA tickets below.
Although it’s been a little while since we’ve received new music from GoldLink, today he drops off new music titled ‘Dance On Me.’ The newly announced XXL Freshman blesses the net with his DMV-dance inspired song produced by Milo Mills. Listen to ‘Dance On Me’ below.
“Been thinking about getting this tatt’ all on my face / Who gives a f@$%, nobody get to see me anyway.” Ah, the joys of being an anonymous rapper. GoldLink could be in this Shomi Patwary-directed video for “Sober Thoughts” and we wouldn’t even know. What we do know is that the video is a fun (and slightly gangsta) portrayal of a house party, perfectly set to a Kaytranada beat