Some Funky Late-Summer ‘Love’ From GoldLink

By Joe Warminsky

Warning: Explicit lyrics. Since a 2014 mixtape and a 2015 album — not to mention a membership in that year’s XXL Freshman Class and a deal with major label RCA — there hasn’t been much noise from D.C. rapper GoldLink.

But the emcee’s discography got a boost this week with the release of the song “Fall In Love,” which announces its presence with a funky flute lick, segues into a sassy R&B vibe and features a tasteful bass breakdown at the end. Also in the mix: the DMV’s Ciscero. (Jazz/hip-hop group Badbadnotgood and producer Kaytranada reportedly handled the beat.) The track, which got a “Hottest Record In the World” designation Thursday from BBC1’s Annie Mac, also has at least one fan among from D.C.’s hip-hop luminaries: