“Crew” Has Earned Rapper GoldLink His First Platinum Plaque

Thanks to the success of his hit single “Crew,” DMV’s very own GoldLink has secured his first platinum plaque. This officially makes the former member of the 2015 XXL Freshman a platinum artist and marks the biggest hit of his music career so far. The single, which featured rapper Shy Glizzy and R&B crooner Brent Faiyaz on the chorus, was released last year as the lead single from his debut album At What Cost.

GoldLink, born D’Anthony Carlos, took to Instagram to share his accomplishment and excitement about being a platinum-selling artist. “Black men for the win,” he captioned the photo of him with his “crew.” “Crew is officially Platinum as of today and I couldn’t have done it without the RCA family and the fans. Ima be clapping the f*** down in Brooklyn tonight to celebrate.”

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The DC native shared how the song came together during an interview with Genius back in June. “It was the most natural song I ever did, because I met Brent, and I was with Brent in LA when we did it together. That was the first time I actually met Brent. We were just vibing, and it kind of worked the way it was.”

With its smooth beat and harmoniously velvet chorus, and some would argue, its short length – “Crew” is infectious and is the perfect song to play on repeat time and time again. The song has peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – a major feat for a relatively newcomer.

In the past, GoldLink has released two mixtapes. In 2014, he released The God Complex and in 2015, he released And After That, We Didn’t Talk. For his debut studio release At What Cost to have reached a peak position of 127 on the chart, and for his lead single to go platinum – there’s no doubt that there are big things on the horizon for the MC.

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