Chaz French – These Things Take Time


Chaz French isn’t afraid to admit that he very much came from the struggle. Through bouts with alcoholism to sleeping in his car, the artist hasn’t been afraid to touch on the darker side of his dream-chasing. Today, Chaz let loose the culmination of all of those personal struggles in the form of his latest album – These Things Take Time. Aside from Goldlink and a few other contributions, TTTT shows Chaz again being able to body a full length impact. I’m still on my first listen through, so I won’t start offering up opinions – but I would highly suggest giving this man his due; 6 songs in and I can’t find any discrepancies You can stream the album’s first single Remember above and check out the rest via Spotify.

GoldLink – New Black

Goldlink, part of the new wave of rappers residing from the DMV (i.e Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, and Young Moe), dropped a new track called “New Black.” More than just a catchy dance track, this song plunges into the complex issues that faces the black community – which is part of the reason I’ve had this song on steady rotation since yesterday. The whole song will give you goosebumps, one of the best lines being “Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Keep your hands high, don’t shoot, don’t discriminate.” It’s always great to see musicians use their art as a voice of the troubles facing our society.

We’ve been waiting for another project since The God Complex, so you can bet I’ll be twiddling my thumbs until “And after that, we didn’t talk” drops on November 6th.

Check out Goldlink’s “New Black” below, and get inspired to speak your own mind about something that’s been pissing you off.

Falcons – Aquafina ft. GoldLink & Chaz French

Athletixx collective affiliated producer and DJ from LA, Falcons, has officially signed with Fool’s Gold Records. With the first track released off of his new upcoming EP, Falcons drops “Aquafina” by topping it with XXL Freshman Cover rapper, GoldLink and up-comer, Chaz French.

Falcons will make his Fool’s Gold debut with the new 4-track EP, Terra, out everywhere on July 17. The project will highlight his return to “sound palettes from the natural wold, woven into electronic hip-hop music”.

You can pre-order the Terra EP here, and upon pre-ordering, you will receive an instant download of this single.

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GoldLink – Dance On Me

It’s been a minute since we’ve received something new from DMV dance-rapper, GoldLink. Today, he delivers us a newbie, Dance On Me, produced by Milo Mills, and co-produced by Hasta.

Congrats to GoldLink on being crowned as one of 2015 XXL Freshman Class *claps*

ALSO – You can find GoldLink coming to Chicago on June 24 at Reggie’s Rock Club! Find tickets under our “Events” page 🙂

Stussy X Soulection Compilation

Could you imagine what it would sound like if a super dope clothing company and one of the illest music crews out right now collaborated on a project together? Well Stussy and Soulection did just that, so no need to imagine any longer. Soulection comes proper with everything they release and this is no exception, peep their collaboration with the streetwear clothing company above.

Chet Faker X GoldLink – On You

Earlier this summer, GoldLink performed a free show like a block away from me at Do Division, that was dope. Anyway, he always seems to come correct, and this track him and Chet Faker just made from scratch is no exception. This is an amazing duo, and the final product turned out super proper. Peep the video of them making the song from scratch below.

Chet Faker x GoldLink – Songs From Scratch from Yours Truly on Vimeo.