GoldLink's music has pulled from house music ever since his 2016 debut And After That, We Didn't Talk, so it's safe to say that the D.C. rapper probably didn't find Drake's new house-ified album Honestly, Nevermind to be all that revolutionary. His remix of Drake's "Massive," released quietly on SoundCloud on Tuesday, may be a subtle attempt at bringing the conversation back to earth and getting GoldLink a few flowers for his adventurous approach to rap.
The song's remix features a mutated version of the original beat from Sam Gellaitry, a Scottish producer, and a lovesick, typically beautiful verse from rising pop sensation PinkPantheress (who also appeared on "Evian" from GoldLink's 2021 album Haram!) In Drake's hands, "Massive" was bold in the context of the rapper's own career and treated its influences with competency and respect; it's quite fun to see GoldLink build on that foundation and take it to new places. Listen below.