Born D’Anthony Carlos, GoldLink launched his career as Gold Link James. Sharing his vibrant, busy tracks online earned him a following that steadily grew, then he paused for a bit, and reappeared in 2013 as simply GoldLink.

GoldLink mixes forward-looking hip-hop, jittery indie rhythms, and heavy danceable beats that hark all the way back to the ’80s and D.C.’s go-go movement. Active since the early half of the 2010s, he achieved and sustained prominence with the Grammy-nominated singles “Crew” (2017) and the Christina Aguilera collaboration “Like I Do” (2018). He has since followed his three mixtapes with an expansive debut album, Diaspora (2019).