Often times, the music industry and the entertainment landscape as a whole gets overshadowed by those who opt for social media theatrics rather than those who exude artistic talent. This can be seen in the likes of Bhad Babie, Rif Raff and others. As a result, it can be easy to forget about those who drop fantastic music that exemplifies what many want in Hip-Hop culture and then disappear for a few months. There are few better examples in today’s generation of someone who can release music, work the music and then disappear than Goldlink. In 2017, the DMV native release his album, At What Cost, achieved major success and earned a Grammy nod for “Crew”. Since then, Goldlink has been touring and cementing his footprint in the culture.
Today, Goldlink has furthered cemented his footprint in the culture. This morning, he gave a great performance at NPR’s Tiny Desk series. He kicked off the set with “Bedtime Story” before moving on to songs like “Dark Skin Women”, “Some Girl” and ending with “Pray Everyday”. Shortly after video of his performance hit the internet, Goldlink released his newest single, “Got Friends”. The Miguel assisted summer jam is a record that will be played at cookouts on U Street all summer. Miguel kicks off the record by singing, “She said, ‘All of my b*tches have got friends.’ She said, ‘All of my b*tches have got friends.’ They’re bad. They’re bad. They’re bad.'” Goldlink then follows up with a few verses that remind of us of why he blew up in the first place.
Goldlink recently announced that he would be doing three shows over the course of a week at the U Street Music Hall in Washington, D.C. before taking a break until 2019. Could there be music on the way? Who knows?