There is a lot more to Gold than meets the eye. The Hip Hop artist and Evanston native is a wordsmith with a tough exterior and a sensitive side that is very difficult to hide. In fact, the opening track of his debut album Orange says “I wear my heart on my sleeve. I’m not good at wearing masks.” Orange is a chronicle of his past, a vivid account of raw emotion, and a courageous display of unfiltered self-exposure. Gold takes the listener on a walk through the darkest places while simultaneously conveying his unwavering faith and belief in progress.
At a young age, Gold used writing to express his emotions and to release inner turmoil when no one else would listen. He has a genuine desire to impact his community and to create better opportunities for his peers. His song “Before I Die” speaks to these aspirations. In an era over-saturated with new artists Gold is one-in-a-million with music that speaks truth and serves as a vision for a brighter future. “Love is what it’s about.”
Lisa : What first got you into music?
I wanted to be able to express myself and paint stories that people could relate to. I felt like my voice and story needed to be heard.
Lisa : How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I create music for the dreamers. My music is ambitious, authentic, and courageous. My music is a chronicle of my past, a vivid account of raw emotion, and a courageous display of unfiltered self-exposure. I like to take the audience on a walk through the darkest places while simultaneously conveying my unwavering faith and belief in progress.
Lisa : What is your creative process like?
My creative process could go from feeding off the energy from my team or getting high and letting my thoughts wander. I absolutely love nature so sometimes I’ll go outside and soak up some sun and watch the world around me spin and I’ll get inspired.
Lisa : Can you tell us a bit more about your favorite song and what inspired you to make it?
My favorite song of all time would be “Bridges and Burns “ I wrote that track after the recent success that I had. The song symbolizes growth and believing in yourself even when all odds are against you. The bridge to success, the journey, and the Burns I’ve encountered along the way. I made that song because it’ll keep me grounded and I’ll remember where I came from and where I’m going.
Lisa : Which famous musicians do you admire?
I admire artists such as Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Chris Brown, Tupac Shakur, Drake Etc. I have many musical influences but those artists in particular molded me into the artist that I am today.
Lisa : What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Trouble? My wit has gotten me out of some crazy situations. I’m too smart to get in trouble. My image is far, way too important.
Lisa : What is the best advice you’ve been given?
The best advice I’ve ever been given is to never give up. I constantly remind myself and my team that we must fail forward, take risks, and be fearless. Trust the Dream is essential because if you don’t believe in yourself then who will?
Lisa : What’s next for you?
What’s next for me is to take over the world and do everything that I set out to do. I’m going to release great music consistently, I’m going to change my life and the lives around me and never work a job ever again. I’m going to start multiple businesses, And launch my nonprofit organization “Trust The Dream”. I’m going to start my own record label and recruit creatives all over the world and give them a platform. I’m going to grow as an artist, writer, and human being. I’m going to continue my education and get a degree in business and psychology. I’m going to be the best me that I could be while I’m on this earth and leave behind a huge impact so my legacy will be commemorated. It’s so much more that I have in store but you’re just going to have to stay tuned.
Always remember to TRUST THE DREAM and never give up!
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