Goldie (song)

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"Goldie"
A man in black-and-white smiles, showing his teeth colored in gold. The artist's name and song title are also colored in gold.
Single by ASAP Rocky
from the album Long. Live. ASAP
Released April 27, 2012 (2012-04-27)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:14
Label ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds, RCA
Writer(s) Rakim Mayers, Chauncey Hollis
Producer(s) Hit-Boy
ASAP Rocky singles chronology
"Peso"
(2011)
"Goldie"
(2012)
"Cockiness (Love It)"
(2012)
Long. Live. ASAP track listing
Music video
"Goldie" on YouTube

"Goldie" is a song by American hip hop recording artist ASAP Rocky. It was released on April 27, 2012 as the lead single from his debut studio album Long. Live. ASAP (2013).[1] The song was produced by Hit-Boy, who wanted to play off Rocky's laid-back style of rapping, accompanied by intentional vocal distortions, to produce a sound bordering along comatose. Beneath the beat, Hit-Boy added a reverberating chant meant to add a sinister atmosphere to the track.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video, which was filmed mostly in Paris, France and directed by Rocky himself, was released on his Vevo channel on May 3, 2012.[3] It features a major appearance by ASAP Worldwide co-founder ASAP Yams.

Accolades[edit]

Complex named the song #30 on the 50 best songs of 2012 list.[4] Rolling Stone named the song #27 on their 50 best songs of 2012 list.[5] BET named the song the No. 35 music video of 2012 on their year-end Notarized countdown.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Goldie"   Rakim Mayers, Chauncey Hollis Hit-Boy 3:14

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 98
UK R&B (Official Charts Company) 34
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 55

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States April 30, 2012[9] Digital download Polo Grounds, RCA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A$AP Rocky Goldie (Prod. Hit-Boy)". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. December 27, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Cragg, Michael (April 18, 2012). "New music: A$AP Rocky – Goldie". The Guardian (London: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "A$AP Rocky - Goldie (Explicit)". Vevo. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "A$AP Rocky "Goldie". Complex. Complex Media. November 23, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ 50 Best Songs of 2012: ASAP Rocky, 'Goldie' | Rolling Stone
  6. ^ Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2012 | Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2012 | Shows | BET
  7. ^ "Official UK Singles Top 100 – 11th August 2012". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on August 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Illegal name entered ASAP Rocky/ASAP+Rocky/chart?f=367 ASAP Rocky Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for ASAP Rocky. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  9. ^ "Goldie - Single by A$AP Rocky". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved April 30, 2012.