Organic in its nature and sound, Goldishack had long been a headquarters for freestyle emcees and musicians. But when a holiday vacation turned into a war zone in 2006, things at the shack would never be the same. Lebanon was up in flames, and Goldi and his family were on the run from an Israeli bombing campaign. After a few harrowing weeks and a high-profile military evacuation, Goldi found himself in the hotseat ofAmerican news and a target of politicians and pundits.
Back at the Shack, rage was building and the Guerrillas were born.
Fast forward and GG is on a roll with the release of War and two more albums nearing completion. Along with hip hop artists Kryciss (currently serving in the U.S. Army), Rcyn (from Cypha Cyndicate), UTK (from Beatards and Freestyle Love Supreme) and Shockwave (BeatBoxer Entertainment, Freestyle Love Supreme) and featuring other local greats, Goldishack is now headquarters for the musicians who seek more from their country, leaders and media. Presenting the Goldishack Guerrillas: your antidote to the war on justice.
How do you describe your music to people?
we call ourselves a bunch of freestylin', guitar-slingin' post hip hop guerrillas.
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
i've always had a love for music: i've always rhythmically understood it from a young age because i grew up on a drum set. i finally started writing when computer recording came of age and i haven't stopped. yes, i quit the drums!
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
lately it's reading. yes, i know that sex is the correct answer.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
running it. ie, everything but the music is a challenge.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
i was trying to avoid becoming a dentist
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
NYC has incredible talent and i've been lucky to meet some great people that pushed and formed the project into what it is today.
What other artists out there do you love?
very few, but i'd have to say we love Bob Marley and John Lennon for the uphill battles they struggled against and how eloquently they put those struggles to music.
What does your future hold?
a long, hard battle for the hearts and minds of real Americans. you know, the really real ones..