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GoldLink: O2 Academy Brixton 19/11/19

GoldLink: O2 Academy Brixton, London 19/11/19 @bluesandsoul.com
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It's been a big year for D'Anthony Carlos, better known as GoldLink. The 29-year-old from Washington DC released one of the most talked-about records of the year in the form of "Diaspora" in June. The LP, his debut studio album after a string of successful mixtapes. 

Unsurprisingly his Brixton Academy show was packed long before the rapper took to the stage. "When I turn around I want to see a moshpit," he said, stating his desire to turn the South London venue into a giant house party. "Maniac" and "Days Like These" were delivered with energy, and "Zulu Screams" had the crowd moving. 

British rapper Jay Prince put in an appearance during "U Say", a track which also features Tyler, The Creator. The performance, complete with plenty of pyrotechnics, did not relent throughout.

GoldLink is at ease onstage and his flow is impressive... "Late Night" and "Crew" were among the favourites as the artist showcased how far he's come since he started releasing music on Soundcloud six years ago. There's plenty more to come from this rapper.

PHOTOS: DAVE BURKE
Words Dave Burke

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