Goldlink first emerged rapping over uptempo dance records, which as a gimmick helped establish him to some extent in the press and on Soulection, but musically could feel like an odd choice. The terrific "Crew" suggests that he's much more at home over traditional hip-hop production—at least for my personal taste—and it becomes immediately apparent how great his voice is. It has a distinct, immediately identifiable tenor, but not one that sacrifices listenability for originality. That Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy become an afterthought for the main event points to the song's success in selling its star.