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GoldLink feat. Jazmine Sullivan – Meditation

Huge congrats to DC rapper GoldLink on his Grammy nomination in the “Best Rap/Sung Performance” category for his hit single “Crew” featuring Baltimore’s Brent Faiyaz and our own Shy Glizzy, which recently achieved Platinum status. GoldLink’s first proper studio album At What Cost is one of DC’s best exports of the year, and its newest single Meditation is a slick merger of his staccato raps with singer Jazmine Sullivan’s smooth crooning, over percussive club production from KAYTRANADA. This slick music video’s storyline of Link’s problematic nightclub romancing is gloriously upstaged by Sullivan and her crew delivering the song’s hook with primo style.

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GoldLink feat. Jefe & Brent Faiyaz – Crew

The music videos served up by DC rap superstar GoldLink over the course of 2016 were slick, glitzy visuals that positively reeked of LA style. It’s nice to see Link return home for his first single of 2017, “Crew”. Trading verses with Young Jefe a.k.a. DC’s Shy Glizzy, with LA singer Brent Faiyaz crooning the chorus hook, GoldLink’s song laments the women who only want him for his fame and money now that he’s in the big leagues. Video director Matthew Dillon Cohen gives us lots of badass footage of Link’s 4 wheeling crew tearing up DC’s streets.

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Podcast for November 30th, 2016

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The guys recap their second Kennedy Center Millennium Stage show, and Paul crunches numbers on the podcast while a song makes Tony nostalgic for a middle school video game.

Tracklisting:
Bad Moves – Shitty Tomorrow [Bad Moves EP]
Jack On Fire – Pussy Generation [single]
Last Train Home – Tonight [Live at Iota]
KTW – Downeast [Longitude]
K-Murdock – Big Brains feat. SAMMUS [Hero Musik Vol. II]
GoldLink – Fall In Love feta. Ciscero [single]

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GoldLink – Fall In Love

GoldLink‘s vocals are always buttery smooth and cleanly precise, but he never skimps on the top level musical production to accompany them. His recent single “Fall In Love”, released last August, brings in Canadian producers KAYTRANADA and BadBadNotGood, creating a classic slinky deep house cut primed & ready for DJ sets by Mark Farina and Miguel Migs. The music video goes right back to the 70s with rounded corners, warm colors, curly fonts and funky vibes, featuring ‘Link and DMV rapper Ciscero taking turns on verses and partying. If you don’t fall in love with this song’s rolling bassline, you might need to get your soul checked out.

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GoldLink – Spectrum

Now that Wale has moved to LA, there’s no disputing that D’Anthony Carlos, better known as GoldLink, is the hottest act in DC right now. Our compatriots at DC Music Download reported yesterday that superstar tease Frank Ocean named Link’s “When I Die” as one of his favorite songs of all time, an incredible plug at just the right time. In case you missed GoldLink’s most recent music video that premiered last month, here’s your official second chance. “Spectrum”, produced by DC’s own Louie Lastic, comes from GoldLink’s 2015 album And After That, We Didn’t Talk. Video production company 88 Rising created the visuals for the “future bounce” anthem, based around the progressive notion of conflict resolution through dancing.

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Goldlink – Palm Trees / Late Night

Smooth R&B styled rapper Goldlink just dropped new visuals for a pair of songs, “Palm Trees / Late Night”, from last year’s epic album And After That, We Didn’t Talk. Featuring LA’s Maségo and obviously shot there, the video immediately reveals the fate of the main character in the first few frames, then takes us through a slo-mo, dreamy ride of the preceeding events. The narrative is compelling but resolution is elusive. Of course Goldlink is playing at this year’s Trillectro on Saturday August 27th, so you’d best not miss it.

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GoldLink – Dance On Me

Last week’s episode of the Hometown Sounds podcast kicked off with “Dance On Me”, the massive single from future bounce pioneer GoldLink on his new album And After That, We Didn’t Talk. Though the song is decidedly R rated, GoldLink’s mom particularlyloved it, so the video tones down the raciness to a PG friendly level. It’s still an amazing video, as the protagonist (not GoldLink himself, per usual) tries to shut down a party that can’t be contained.

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Podcast for November 20th, 2015

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This week Tony drops some spoof rock news headlines and Paul reminisces about an old house venue.

Tracklisting:
GoldLink – Dance On Me [And After That, We Didn’t Talk]
Time Is Fire – Violence (Brings Violence) [Time Is Fire EP]
More Humans – Mt. Oblivion [Hot Cloud]
The Split Seconds – Center of Attention [The Split Seconds LP]
Puma Ptah – One [In One Accord]
Dawit & Dolo – Knowledge Body [Vibe 3 Compilation]

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