Goldlink has had fans patiently waiting, and the day has arrived. His debut album, And After That, We Didn’t Talk dropped today, November 6th. The D.C.-hailing rapper has already garnered much buzz from being on the 2015 XXL Freshman cover, the cosign he got from Rick Rubin, and brings a unique sound that is apparent throughout the album. Running through 11 tracks, the album is the emotional product of a relationship and eventual breakup that Goldlink went through when he was 16. The lead single “Spectrum” had us expecting nothing less than some wild beats and rhymes, and that’s exactly what we get; multiple styles of beats that make you want to get up and move. Accompanying the instrumentals, Goldlink delivers with a flurry of catchy hooks and rhyming styles that display the wide range of skills that he possesses. Throughout the album, Goldlink attacks tracks with that same vigorously urgent flow, such as on “Dark Skin Women” and “New Black.”
One thing this album reaffirms is that dance rap is on the come-up, with other artists in the game also getting involved in the dance-rap-movement like Chance The Rapper on “Angels” and Wale on Matoma’s “Feeling Right”; Rick Rubin even said himself that “GoldLink connects progressive rap styles with cutting edge dance music.” This project brings a fresh sound to the table that any hip-hop fan can appreciate. And After That, We Didn’t Talk can be streamed on Spotify and is available on iTunes. Bump this and get groovin’.