With Roc Nation making major moves in Sports management and now more recently Film and TV management, it’s pretty safe to say that when it comes to the music, their artists are chosen wisely. With that being said, here’s the introduction of Goldie.
Currently on Roc Nation’s radar comes Goldie from Philadelphia — both Southwest and North. While coming up, he played played ball, until he was dropped from the team in 11th grade. “So I just had to turn up with the music. Those were my two hobbies writing and playing ball.” Around that very same time, one of Goldie’s friends from the neighborhood, Meek Mill, began to start seeing the traction of the music grind, giving Goldie added inspiration.
Along the way, Goldie met another influential figure, industry veteran Lenny S. — who would get Goldie’s foot in the door. “I have a deal on the table with [Roc Nation], thanks to Lenny S. He’s like my mentor/big brother,” Goldie says. “He’s given me the game. I would want to be under him anyway, because of the impact he has on the game.”
Before the connection with Lenny S., Goldie was able to ride out with Jadakiss. “I was working with Jada since I was young,” he says. “He came to my graduation. Told me he wasn’t even going to sign me until I graduated. He showed me the ropes; I got a lot being around him and in the cyphers. Just him, Styles, Sheek – you know, being around him, he’s gonna have you around a lot of heavyweights. It was legendary.”
The third key figure in Goldie’s story was Jay Z. “It was the Magna Carter tour. Lenny S. was able to get me backstage. Like, I wasn’t even supposed to perform for him, but he put me on the spot. They put a beat on and I spit for like 15 minutes. Kept it going — Emory [Jones] was there, everybody loved it. A couple months later, we were working on a project- the demo deal.”
In his own words, Goldie defines his style as “polished and lyrical, but can still go there.” And as for now, he’s currently working on a mixtape. “Might name it the Purge. We about to release all of the demons, let everything go. No more holding back.”
Here’s one below, titled, “Dirty Diana Ross.” Check it out:
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–Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)