Today we’d like to introduce you to Blak Goldie.
Hi Blak, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I wrote and performed my first rap in 5th grade English class it was about staying out of gangs. About three years ago, after being invited to The HMRN studio, I fell in love with the entire recording process. I landed an internship there and began learning how to produce beats and record in Pro Tools.
After a few months, my mother’s cancer required intense treatment and all of my music dreams were put on hold. I had to step down from my internship and focus on my family. When I wasn’t at City of Hope Medical Center, I was picking up my younger siblings from school and making sure they were cared for all while trying to understand music software and programs on my own. Even though I didn’t always have the patience to deal with troubleshooting program crashes or lost audio files I’ve always had the time to write. Eventually, I was confident enough to drop my first single Dig Deep. A year later, I was able to drop a music video for it. Picking up momentum, I dropped my first mixtape Degrees of Freedom. That tape means so much to me because I produced almost every song and recorded it in my bedroom. I dropped another mixtape a few months later, Ain’t No Fun. I had more help and support with that project. Everyday, I get better at producing, mixing and mastering, and or course writing. I’m working on my next project now. I feel like I’m stepping into myself as an artist I’m excited to see where my art takes me.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
This road has been treacherous. Aside from dealing with my mom’s illness and the threat of losing her, I’ve lost friends, been cheated on, dumped, threatened and intimidated. I’ve had videographers film videos and never send me the footage. But in the face of adversity, I stand tall. My first show was in Leimert Park. I was so nervous but that crowd showed me so much love I knew I was doing the right thing. Covid has limited me from getting more experience controlling crowds but I’m using this time to build up my musical arsenal. When things open back up, I’ll be ready to face the competition.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
My name is Blak Goldie and I’m a rapper, producer, and audio engineer in that order. I specialize in hard west coast beats and witty bars. My pen is sick. I use my perspective as a millennial black female artist to shine light on social injustice, toxic masculinity, and what it’s like facing issues as a black woman and still being able to have joy. I’m most proud of my determination to get things done. I didn’t have an engineer so I learned to do it myself. I couldn’t buy beats so I produced them myself. I don’t have a manager or an agent I use my social media to connect with people and book shows. I do not quit. There is no stopping me.
How do you think about luck?
I was lucky to be born black and female at this point in history. I’ve seen black excellence everyday of my life. Hip Hop was in full swing when I was born in 1995. It’s all I know I was lucky to be born to parents that grew up on and love west coast music. I have family that supports me and queens like Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and my ancestors to look up to and emulate. I was lucky to be invited to the studio that night and exposed to the creative atmosphere. Bad luck doesn’t exist to me. Every trial has just set me up to become a better artist. Every experience is lucky to me.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://open.spotify.com/artist/68q6TpLXEnzKJ0dO1I79rY
- Instagram: instagram.com/blakgoldie
- Twitter: twitter.com/blakgoldie
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrM-mUFBobxMtNpVHTxmgtQ?view_as=subscriber
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/blakgoldie
- Other: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/blak-goldie/1447637547