There are plenty of rappers who dabble in dance-rap or genres like it (IshDARR, Masego), but there are few who ARE dance-rap. GoldLink, who I learned earlier this week has been rapping for just two years, is not confined to a dance-rap box, but it’s where the DMV native has found a great deal of success.
From The God Complex EP to his summer smash, “Dance On Me,” GoldLink has built an incredible buzz surrounding his happy, party-going vibes he calls Future Bounce. You play his music for five minutes and everyone around starts to vibrate (if they weren’t already, because come on, you’ve gotta be decent with the AUX cord in your hands, right?).
Today, GoldLink dropped his debut album And After That, We Didn’t Talk LP via Soulection. Originally supposed to arrive November 13, but he said “fuck it,” and decided to push the album up to today. With singles “Dance On Me,” “Spectrum,” “Unique,” and “New Black” at his, GoldLink pairs with his right-hand man Louie Lastic for a total of 11 songs with features from Anderson .Paak, Masego and DemoTaped.
GoldLink will be there for the bright, summer days, but now he’ll undoubtedly be there to liven up the frigid winter days, too. You can stream the album below, but you really should just cop And After That, We Didn’t Talk on iTunes.