In the midst of Washington, D.C.’s current Hip-Hop renaissance, GoldLink is something of a wildcard. The Northern Virginia-based emcee has separated himself from the rest of his peers via his ability to walk the line between Rap and a slew of Electronic sub-genres pretty effortlessly (think Azealia Banks if she didn’t obliterate her career with off-court antics). Now, it looks like he’s ready to follow-up the critically-acclaimed (or criminally slept-on) And After That, We Didn’t Talk with a new release, and he’s already kick-started that momentum with the cookout-ready “Fall In Love” and bouncy, laid-back cut “Crew“, the latter of which features fellow D.C. artist Jefe (formerly known as Shy Glizzy) and Maryland newcomer Brent Faiyaz.
This week, Goldlink liberated a new visual for “Crew”, which sees the three collaborators celebrating their successes back in their hometown (complete with what looks like some throwback footage from a decade ago). The wintry clip is a perfect match for the song, which blends GoldLink’s machine gun flow with Jefe’s more straight to the point, methodical style — a great example of how multi-faceted Hip-Hop from the Nation’s Capital really is.
Check out the new music video below and pick up the single via iTunes. In related news, GoldLink will both be taking to the stage at this year’s Coachella festival and acting as support for Little Dragon‘s North American tour. You can keep up to date with his schedule (and more) here.