GoldLink – “The Heart”

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To date, up-and-coming Virginia rapper GoldLink‘s output has largely exercised his elastic flow in the service of blending party rhymes with the occasional poignant observation about himself and his surroundings, utilizing a collection of beats from producers recognizable to many trawling the Soundcloud waters (Ta-Ku, Kaytranada, BMB).

For latest single “The Heart,” GoldLink grabs the instrumental from Kendrick Lamar’s deeply personal “The Heart Pt. 2″ and manages the difficult task of doing the original justice, digging a bit deeper and sharing details of a difficult youth, rapping as passionately and skillfully as on any prior release. A strong way to start the year for one of the rappers to keep an eye on in 2014.

  • James Vagabond

    The instrumental is actually from the roots. Still did it justice. Gldlnk is on the come-up even though he sounds a bit like Oscar O’malley. Looking forward to more output from him, and maybe woking with him.

  • Jon Tanners

    Good call!

  • b-b-ba-bacon

    sound like a nice cross between 3 stacks and danny brown. got flow tho.