LJGOLD – Life Lesson’sPOSTED ON:
Feb 05 2021
HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans
LJGOLD: My name is LJGOLD and I’m a rapper from Oakland California.
HHO: How did your artist name come about?
LJGOLD: My nickname was LJ ever since birth. Everyone called me LJ. That used to be my rap name that I went by for years. I got inspired to add the word Gold to my name when I felt that i finally knew my purpose. Which was to teach self help. I learned how to do that by turning my wisdom into rap bangers. Which i felt was the best way to feed people valuable information while at the same time, giving them music they can vibe to. People always have considered my information as valuable as gold, so.. LJGOLD. All in caps and in one word is preferred .
HHO: Where are you from?
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
LJGOLD: Growing up, I was inspired by Too Short and E-40. Pretty much the 2 artists who we all know run the Bay Area.
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
LJGOLD: I grew up on Eminem albums The Eminem Show, The Marshall Mathers LP, Relapse. The block is hot by Lil Wayne. All of Lil Wayne’s the carter albums. Snoop Dogg’s albums Rhythm and Gangsta, Doggystyle, My Ghetto Report Card by E-40, Get in where you fit in by Too Short, Blow the Whistle by Too Short, Kanye’s album Graduation, Late Registration, The College Dropout. I used to listen to a lot of Too Short, E-40, Eminem, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and Lil Wayne growing up. A part of me will always be inspired by their music.
HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?
LJGOLD: I’m getting ready for the release of my next single “Motel 6”. Which will be available everywhere March 12th.
HHO: How did the record come about?
LJGOLD: This record is a huge part of my story that was inspired by my struggle living in Motel 6’s at one point of my life. I got into an accident that led me to becoming homeless and losing my 9-5 job, which is what paid the bills. My music wasn’t poppin’ and I pretty much was on full survival mode. It was tough and I’m happy to have found the passion through the pain I went through and created this song. I hope you guys enjoy the record once it comes out. The pain I went through at that moment of my life has been poured into every lyric.
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
LJGOLD: I would love to collaborate with Eminem. That’s a dream collab most definitely.
HHO: Are you currently touring or have any upcoming shows?
LJGOLD: Not at the moment.
HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?
LJGOLD: It’s been a lot of love! Fans have never believed that an artist can speak to their soul as much as I can. I speak nothing but hardcore raw facts with no filter and I’m happy to have found fans who desire that. DJ’s have been showing love since day one. From the DJ Mixtape features to my Tour DJ. I feel the industry has been waiting for an artist like me to make a difference.
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
LJGOLD: Eminem, NF, Hopsin, Logic, Joyner Lucas, J Cole, and Nas.
HHO: What are your plans for 2021?
LJGOLD: My plan is to release my album and spend the year promoting it through any opportunity my team and I can afford to take.
HHO: What are you doing that others are not?
LJGOLD: My music is as raw as it can get. Self help rap is what I consider my genre which is in its own league. I give hard hitting bangers while teaching life lessons and giving a positive message.
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
LJGOLD: I can be reached on IG @ljgoldd
HHO: Any last words or shout outs?
LJGOLD: Look out for more content and music from me on my IG. My self titled album is coming out this year and I can’t wait for you guys to hear more of my new music.