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Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Top 25 Hip-Hop/R&B Projects of 2015

Happy Holidays from UPC. One year ago, we predicted 2015 would be a major year for the music world. But I don’t think any of us expected the sheer amount of quality albums and mixtapes that came to fruition. Drake and Kanye West failed to deliver their studio albums, but even that didn’t matter. Future...
What's In The Tapedeck: December Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: December Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Review: GoldLink - And After That, We Didn't Talk

Review: GoldLink – And After That, We Didn’t Talk

Review written by Steven K. (@itsDJKrucial). GoldLink’s debut album And After That, We Didn’t Talk is a stunning hip-hop record. At the same time, it deserves to be credited as more than just a “hip-hop” record. AATWDT is made up of eleven tracks composed by a group of artists whose collaborative efforts to provide a true...
GoldLink - New Black

GoldLink – New Black

GoldLink‘s highly anticipated debut album And After That, We Didn’t Talk dropped Nov. 6 via Soulection. Check out the standout track “New Black” below. The DC native has made a name for himself with fast-paced, rhythmic flows alongside tasteful productions. Check back soon for a full written review of AATWDT.    
GoldLink - Movin' On

GoldLink – Movin’ On

Since his mixtape The God Complex, XXL Freshman GoldLink and his producer Louie Lastic have been turning heads left and right with their unique form of soulful hip-hop. Their newest track “Movin’ On” provides high-energy grooves layered with funky guitar riffs, and of course, the infamous talk box. DC native GoldLink will be accompanying Mac Miller on...
GoldLink - Sober Thoughts

GoldLink – Sober Thoughts

After releasing his latest project The Gold Complex, DMV rapper GoldLink has garnered a lot of buzz in the industry. Today, the 20-year-old reminds us why by blessing the ‘net with a new tune in the form of “Sober Thoughts.” Produced by Kaytranada, this track brings to mind chill, summer vibes. Stream below and let us...
Sango x Goldlink - Wassup

Sango x Goldlink – Wassup

Fresh off his successful release Da Rocinha 2, Michigan’s hottest producer Sango teams up with DMV representer GoldLink, who has also been making a name for himself as of late. You’ll recognize Sango’s sampling of Toto La Momposina‘s 1992 track “Cultura,” which was famously sampled by Timbaland for his song with Magoo, “Indian Flute.” Always...
Goldlink - The Gold Complex (Album)

Goldlink – The Gold Complex (Album)

DMV rapper Goldlink prefaces his debut with a single quote: “The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God.” Breaking down conventional boundaries between EDM and hip-hop on The Gold Complex, he calls his music “future bounce,” a unique cacophony of bounces, jumps, and high-tempo flows....