After sharing a string of well-received tracks on Soundcloud in 2013, Goldlink self-released his debut project The God Complex in 2014 to widespread recognition. The mixtape pioneered his self-described “Future Bounce" sound; and accrued millions of plays on Soundcloud, capturing the attention of fans and industry figureheads around the world, including Def Jam founder Rick Rubin. He was also named to XXL's 2015 Freshman class.