If the East Coast could embody “hyphy”— GoldLink’s latest album, At What Cost would be it. The project, which was released last month, is the perfect addition to any car stereo system. Though the project is full of upbeat and danceable tracks, GoldLink doesn’t fail to include his softer, soulful side on a few of the tracks as well. The album has some notable features including Kaytranada’s electric, retro beats complimenting Jazmine Sullivan’s playful voice on the hook of the track “Meditation”. And while GoldLink is on a solo tour, he has paired up with Florida native, Denzel Curry, for a show in San Francisco before the two make their way down to Coachella. Having seen both artists perform separately, this might be a hip-hop match-up made in music heaven. My only advice: get ready to go crazy when Denzel Curry drops his 2015 hit, Ultimate.
Wednesday, April 19, 8pm, $21-$30, The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, TheRegencyBallroom.com.
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