YEEANENO: GoldLink

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The next artist highlighted in our YEEANENO series is the DMV musician, GoldLink.  Here is a starter-pack of info to get you familiar with him:

 

• age 22 Earth years 

• location: Born in D.C., spent most of his childhood in Maryland and finished his last few years of high school in Virginia where he currently resides.

• sounds like: Future Soul x 90's Hip-Hop x Electronic x House x Early 2000's pop.

co-signers:  Andre 3000, Rick Rubin, Asher Roth, Chet Faker, Soulection.

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seven facts: 

#1 -  Believes that he was a pimp in a past life.

 

#2 - Didn't get into music until he was about 18. His hobbies as a teen were playing sports (basketball, football and soccer).

 

#3 -  Headlined a European tour off of the release of his first mixtape, The God Complex.

 

#4 -  Refers to his sound as "future bounce" - a mix of 90's hip-hop and electro dance.

 

#5 -  Was selected as one of the XXL 2015 Freshman along w/ OG Maco, Tink, Raury and others. 

 

#6 - The God Complex, made it to Complex's Best Albums of 2014 (so far) list. 

 

#7 -  Performed at Broccoli City Festival 2014 with Sango, Cam'ron and Kelela.

 

•our favorite videos:

 

• learn more:

+ Goldlink Unmasked

+ Real Late W/Rosenberg

+ Who is Goldlink

+ DMV's Wildest Rapper

 

• follow GoldLink: FB | Twitter | Soundcloud

 

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Catch GoldLink at First Avenue on 6/23: