When lo-fi favela bass-meets-trap producer Sango melds talents with charismatic and rising Washington, DC-area emcee GoldLink, the expectation should be for one helluva funky good time. Between his Da Rocinha Volume 2 album release and magnificent re-working of Omarion’s “Ice Box,” he’s truly in a special creative zone. Both of these artists (alongside Cam’ron, Kelela, Just Blaze, and more) will be in the Nation’s Capital this weekend for the second-annual Broccoli City Festival, and in honor of the occasion partnered for new track, “Wassup.”
Drums that knock hard in a manner similar to Outkast’s “Elevators” meets the wheezy, pitch-shifted woodwinds familiar to Timbaland’s 2003 single “Indian Flute,” and it’s a truly ear-pleasing concoction. Giving freewheeling young rapper GoldLink this as a bed upon which to lay his rhymes is an honor and privilege that he proves to be more than up to capably meeting.