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Grammy nominated rapper comes to Tallahassee

By Jennifer Osias | Staff Reporter
On May 1, 2018

Goldlink at Potbelly's on Thursday. 
Photo cred: Swerve Lifestyle   

DeAnthony Carlos, better known by his stage name GoldLink, continued his debut album “At What Cost” tour in Tallahassee after multiple cancelled shows.

The D.C. rapper had a sold-out concert on April 19 at Potbelly’s featuring hip-hop artist and saxophonist Masego. Originally the concert was dated back for September 2017, but due to Hurricane Irma the Florida leg on the tour was canceled.

The second date of the concert was dated for October 2017, but was canceled by GoldLink because of a family emergency and set to a later date. However, tickets were valid for pervious ticket holders.

“When we found out that the dates were pushed back the first time we were definitely stressed out and disappointed dealing with a hurricane that was out of our control,” Javon Polanco, CEO and founder of Swerve Presents said.

Swerve Presents is an event production company based in Miami that specialize in booking and promoting concerts in main Florida cities like Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Tallahassee.

In February Swerve Presents and WRLD Entertainment announced that GoldLink will be back in Tallahassee April 19 and other Florida cities. Polanco said it took an extensive amount of convincing to get fans to believe the artists were performing.

“It took convincing people to let them know that they (Goldlink and Masego) were actually coming this time,” Polanco said. “Tallahassee always bring a ton of energy, it’s always a good time hosting event here.”

GoldLink, who is known for his summer smash hit “Crew” featuring Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy, was granted a Grammy nomination for the single, and it has peaked at 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“We are amazed that all four Florida shows were sold out. Since the Florida shows were out of the original tour, and “Crew” isn’t as popular when it was at peak it was hard to get the attention to the upcoming shows,” Polanco said. “We are amaze that all four Florida shows were sold out.”

Fans from outside of the city came to the Tallahassee show since shows in nearby cities were sold out. Denishea Vernot, a Broward College student, came from her hometown Fort Lauderdale.

“I am excited to see GoldLink, I love his music and I traveled from Fort Lauderdale because the Miami show was sold out,” Vernot said.  

Please visit Swerve Presents at and WRLD Entertainment at for more information and events in your local city.

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