Living Young & Reckless, We Wreck it Best Believe the Hype.
Real hip-hop is when a crowd of people are impacted, that moment where the beat drops and everyone’s head instantly starts bobbing, that pause the audience hopes is not the end of an ill track, and when a rapper’s verse is so sick you wish it could be run back. Real hip-hop isn’t defined by the glam or the glitz but instead the individuals who have a story to share over an intricately made beat with the hope that at least a handful of people listen, and that at least one of them understands the message. The underground artist who performs for an average of fifty people a show, who can afford maybe one original beat and bare their souls to the public and make it look effortless. Those individuals, they are the ones who define hip-hop.
Any one who has stated that hip-hop is dead desperately needs some Gold Lynx in their life.
Simple as that.
Gold Lynx formerly known as Gifted Logistics is a rap duo originally from Dunedin, FL. Before even giving a formal introduction I must say that Malcolm and JPM are some of the most down to earth, genuinely gifted artists that we have come across and it was an honor to have been in their company for the simple fact that in the city of Tampa such “realness” is a rarity. Johnathon, Malcolm, JPM, Malky Mal, whichever way you want to spin it make sure that the record is set straight; these two guys spit crack on a track. Johnathon (JPM) Marshall and Malcolm Ballard, are two 21 year old guys who have been making music together since their senior year of high school, the two met through mutual friends and through their common interest in skateboarding; even before really getting to know one another each member of Gold Lynx had been playing around with music. We found out that JPM was into hardcore music and was even apart of a band called Blood Rumble prior to rapping, and that Malcolm was a trumpet player in marching band. In 2008 both Malcolm and JPM graduated high school and by 2010 were promoting their album “The Prelude”. However it all began, the world’s ears will be ecstatic when they hear the sounds that these guys provide.
Surreal, Jayy, Los, and myself first heard them spit at Basement (1) Sessions in Cafe Hey on October 8, 2011. The impact their set had on the audience was undeniable, and of all the performances that night they were the ones unafraid of giving up a piece of themselves in a personal manner, all of the songs had phenomenal lyrics but the most vulnerable track was “Single Parent Household”…when that song began you could almost tell who in that audience went through some of the same trials and tribulations that were depicted in the words of the track. Talent is talent no matter how raw it may be. So when Jayy and I got the invite to kick it with them in the studio for the recording of their newest track “Come to My World (Party & Bull$#!+)”, of course we jumped on the opportunity.
The track is produced by Leo DaVinci, a young producer who has worked in big time cities such as Atlanta and Houston; who by chance ended up in Tampa and found the talent that has been looked over by natives of the city, talent in the form Malcolm and JPM. Leo also witnessed the impacting performance given at Cafe Hey and started working with them immediately, thus far the collaboration has been beneficial on both ends. Jayy and I were jamming out to the track all night long, kudos to both Gold Lynx and Leo Davinci and are trying to make efforts at collaborating with the duo as well…I mean, can you blame us? Make sure to keep your eyes peeled, and ears open for when Gold Lynx drops the Leo Davinci produced track “Come to My World (Party & Bull$#!+)”
We can’t wait til the release of your new tracks.