On SoundCloud Premier Partner GoldLink has been making waves as a rapper out of the DMV area with only only one album The God Complex under his belt. Find out about his favorite instrument and how he uses SoundCloud to learn about his fans and collaborate with other artists.
Please introduce yourself to the SoundCloud community.
Hi, I’m GoldLink. I’m 21 and I’m based out of the DMV. I’m an artist who creates everything I think of in mind. If you like Tame Impala and Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz, you’d love me.
How do you use SoundCloud?
I use SoundCloud as a main platform source for my music to be heard. The repost feature makes it easier for collaborations with other artists. The most important tool I use from SoundCloud is the statistic and analytical part. It helps me pinpoint fans, strengths and weaknesses very easily.
Describe your creative process. What is your set up like?
I work out of a small studio in my neighborhood. That’s where I feel the most comfortable creating. My creative process is very sacred and it’s consistent within the camp. I want to say my favorite instrument is the electric triangle.
How have you reached certain goals or steps in your career?
SoundCloud was very important in my early success and still is until this day and forever will be. SoundCloud was the platform that allowed me to be creative as far as showing people what I wanted them to see. I learned about my fans from SoundCloud – what they liked, what they loved, what they didn’t like and what they need. SoundCloud help further my career.
What does it feel like to become a Premier Partner? Where do you want to take your career next?
I’m honored. I’m looking forward to seeing the benefits of being a Premier partner of SoundCloud. Sounds amazing!
Who or what is inspiring you creatively? Are there people that you’d like to collaborate or work with?
Something that stuck with me that inspired me to be where I am today was Beck’s “Hell Yes” video. Just an amazing idea that was way ahead of its time. A memorable collaboration I’ve had on SoundCloud would be the Chet Faker collab. Just a great guy and great artist.
GoldLink’s new music video of “Sober Thoughts” is out today. Stream the track below on SoundCloud.