GoldLink Runs Through The Archives In Soulful NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

GoldLink is one of the main frontmen of the current wave of hip-hop. Hailing from the DMV, GoldLink got his first break from his 2014 project titled The God Complex, a trip into overdrive. The powerful artist eventually connected with Rick Rubin, who would executive produce the Soulection-released follow-up And After That, We Didn’t Talk, covering the perils of a young heartbreak.

Flash forward to 2017, GoldLink inked a deal with RCA Records. “Fall In Love” and Grammy-nominated “Crew” would serve as the two main singles from his At What Cost debut album.

This past week, GoldLink led a trip down memory lane for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, performing cuts from each of the three projects. With a full band behind him, including close collaborator Louie Lastic on bass, GoldLink throws an even more soulful spin on many fan favorites.

Check out GoldLink’s performance below.

Maggie Rogers’ “Fallingwater” Is An Anthem About Letting Go

Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers returns with her single “Fallingwater,” a crisp, flowing track imbued with themes of struggle, liberation, and release. Written originally in 2016, the song was co-written by Rogers and Rostan Batmanglij, a former member of Vampire Weekend.

Rogers first entered into the public music eye through a video that racked up nearly three million views; in it, she plays her debut single “Alaska” for Pharrell during a masterclass at the NYU Clive Davis Institute. “I grew up in a rural area in the eastern shore of Maryland,” she says in the video, going to explain that while she originally made folk music, an experience in France with dance music caused her to reevaluate her personal style. What results is rich, free-spirited indie pop, punctuated by delicate syncopation and steeped in ideas of discord, harmony, and nature.

SOSUPERSAM Unveils Steamy Video For “Drip”

In addition to her talents as DJ, SOSUPERSAM continues to build her career as a skilled singer-songwriter. The Soulection rep followed up on her Garden project a few weeks back with Priority, a sweet bundle of her alluring vocal work.

Ahead of her debut headlining tour next week, SOSUPERSAM returns with the official visuals for the lead single from Priority titled “Drip.” Director Alexandra Gavillet brings the track to life as Sam riffs over smooth production from Nick Pacoli. Equal parts steamy and sparkly, the video captures the essence of effortless intimacy for fans to enjoy.

Check out the video for “Drip” and SOSUPERSAM’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Don’t Sleep Vol. 1 | Music Videos

[Cover image shot by Cam Robert]

This past week has definitely been another one for the books. Amidst albums from Kali UchisSaba, and ODIE just to name a few, many W&V favorites also shared new sets of visuals for us to enjoy. To help sift through all the dope stuff that dropped, below are five music videos you should definitely peep.


Duckwrth – “TAMAGOTCHI”

Duckwrth is a natural bundle of energy that’s well on his way to getting the recognition he deserves. In the Lino Asana-directed video, the purveyor of funkwave whips through the Mojave flexing his control of the rap game in the latest set of visuals from his XTRA UUGLY mixtape. “Tamagotchi” is perfect for both open road cruising and no holds barred mosh pits.


Sylvan LaCue – “Empathy” (ft. BJRNCK)

Sylvan LaCue is a well-seasoned warrior in the rap game. Earlier this year, the Miami-raised artist unveiled his Apologies In Advance album, guiding listeners through a spectrum of emotions through his skills on the mic and on the boards. “Empathy” is another snapshot from the story brought to life by his right-hand director Jonathan Benavente. Topped off with silky vocals with BJRNCK, this is another beautifully crafted video from the WiseUp crew.


Little Simz – “Morning” (ft. Swooping Duck)

From touring with Gorillaz to her own headlining tour next month, Little Simz has kept busy spreading good vibes all around. King Simbi gives us a peak at tour life in “Morning,” which features her venting over jazzy rhythms from Australia’s own Swooping Duck. Directors Versetti and Jeremy Cole, If you haven’t already, be sure to peep the deluxe version of Stillness In Wonderland.


Ciscero – “Function” (ft. GoldLink, April George, Cheakity)

With his Devil’s Pie EP on the way, Ciscero is back with the latest visuals from the project. Director Michael Bregenzer gives “Function” a truly cinematic feel that captures the harsh truth of the DMV streets when a seemingly fun night turns sour. Ciscero, April George, and Cheakity highlight their sonic chemistry over production from Supah Mario. Also be sure to check out the original track featuring a verse from GoldLink.


Gallant – “Gentleman”

Gallant has been fairly quiet in terms of releases since his stellar Ology album dropped back in 2016, but the Los Angeles crooner returns with another spine-chilling release. “Gentleman” is equal parts sensual and alluring that we love from Gallant, oozing with unfiltered passion. Director Sasha Samsonova paints Gallant in a steel blue hue as he delivers an echoing falsetto that’s sure to have you grooving along.

Elujay Shares Fun Video For “Golden”

Elujay crafts a refreshing blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop that permeates throughout each track. The Oakland artist dropped his Jentrify album back in 2016, cementing his spot as one of the most promising artists of the Bay Area. Following shows with the likes of Xavier Omär, GoldLink, and Bibi Bourelly, Elu is currently working on a new project titled Avnt Garde.

As one of my personal favorites, “Golden” demonstrates his ability to create a feel-good vibe over stacked production from JULiA LEWiS, Kev Choice, and Chris McClenney. Teaming up with director Calmatic and All Def Music, Elu takes on the role of an old man fed up with a malfunctioning television and music blasting through the speakers upstairs to bring the track to life with a truly fun and exciting video.

Check out the video for “Golden” below.

Rejjie Snow Is From Another Planet In “Egyptian Luvr”

Back in February, Dublin talent Rejjie Snow dropped off his debut album Dear Annie. With features from the likes of Cam O’biAnna of the North, and Jesse Boykins III, the extensive 20-track outing combined the eccentric textures we’ve grown to love from Rejjie to solidify his slot in the current music scene.

As the lead single from the album, “Egyptian Luvr” enlists Aminé and Dana Williams for an extraterrestrial adventure. Star-studded production from Kaytranada matches effortless verses from Rejjie and Aminé, united by Dana’s smooth vocal work on the hook. Director Martin Pariseau brings the track to life as the trio leads a journey across the city.

Check out the video for “Egyptian Luvr” below.

Saba Vents On New Track “Busy”

In 2016, Saba dropped one of my favorite albums to date titled Bucket List Project. The Chicago artist solidified his spot in the music scene, especially with standout tracks like “Stoney” and “World In My Hands.” As one of the most talented in Chicago and beyond, Saba continues to bolster his ballistic flow and clever lyricism.

Saba returns to our site with his latest track, “Busy.” Standing as one of his most introspective tracks to date, Saba touches upon everything from trust issues and mental health to maintaining relationships and tour life. Fleeting melodies from DaouddaedaePIVOT, and Saba himself are brought to life in a set of elegant visuals from director Peter Campbell.

With his ability to captivate listeners with his skilled pen, Saba is sure to have another great year ahead. In the meantime, check out the video for “Busy” below and grab tickets to his upcoming Care For Me tour.

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Higher Brothers Unveil New Video “Trickery”

In the midst of their nearly sold-out headlining tour, China’s hip-hop supergroup Higher Brothers is back with a new music video, “Trickery.” Their latest offering via the 88rising empire channels heavy ’90s R&B vibes with DZ on hook duty and MaSiWei taking control of each verse. Topped with bouncy production from Soulection representative j.robb, the crew has a truly refreshing and dynamic sound that’s sure to have you dancing along.

Catch “Trickery” below and stay tuned for their TYPE 3 EP next week.

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Raveena Serenades On “If Only” For COLORS

Earlier last month, Raveena emerged into the scene with her Shanti EP. The New York songstress crafts a six-track joyride that’s dreamy from start to finish, capturing her alluring vocals over production from Everett Orr.

Raveena makes her debut on our pages this week with a truly stunning performance of “If Only” for COLORS. Her soothing voice melts over twinkling piano melodies and a jazzy pocket. The track is easily one of the smoothest I’ve heard in a while, serving as an effortless ode to being better without a former love.

Get familiar with Raveena and check out “If Only” below.

Eddie Zuko & Neptune End The Year With “Wanna”

Building upon the success of his El Zuko EP and tracks like “Àndale,” Eddie Zuko returns with “Wanna.” The Imperial Valley/San Diego-based artist recruits Neptune for the perfect hit for cruising. Self-directed alongside Cobian, the video follows Eddie and Neptune around Barrio Logan as they vent over woozy production from Jonny Keyz and Paul Redona. The duo encourages listeners to go by their own timelines instead of succumbing to skeptics in an overall refreshing collab.

While we await what’s next from Eddie and his crew, vibe out to “Wanna” below.