The Oberlin Review

Rapper on the Rise: GoldLink Commands ’Sco Stage

Sam Winward, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

Whether his attempt to conceal his identity is based in humility or a calculated marketing scheme, GoldLink wants his music to speak for itself. Either way, the artist revealed a previously covert identity to an excited audience Saturday night at the ’Sco. The unassuming 21-year-old is fresh off his critically acclaimed debut mixtape, The Gold Complex. While many rappers are eager to bask in the limelight, GoldLink has been deliberately secretive about his identity. Strangely, he is nowhere to be found in his recent music video for “When I Die,” which features fellow rapper Black Zheep as the lead actor. “A lot of the homies I grew up with listen to GoldLink and don’t know it’s me,” he sai...

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