Breeding Ground Spotlight: HeavyGold

Baltimore based Emcee HeavyGold is making some major moves and getting some big co-signs. He is backed by the renowned Stay Gettin' Entertainment. HeavyGold has honed a refreshing style that combines street tales with wisdom and food for thought. HeavyGold is hitting hard with his latest single "YaHurdMe" off of his critically acclaimed mixtape "Golden Dreams Platinum Nightmares" hosted by The Empire. The single "YaHurdMe" is heating up charts. What's Good HeavyGold? Tell everyone who you are and what you represent.

HeavyGold: My Name is Heavygold and I'm a rapper born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Music is my passion. Music is my life. I've been doing music for quite a while as part of groups and as a solo act. I've done a little bit of everything in terms of the things young black youth get into coming up; but now I focus on my music career. I hooked up with Stay Gettin' Productions who are two of Baltimore's most credited producers with a host of industry credits as well as a gold plaque for Cam'rons "PURPLE HAZE" album. And we've been creating hit after hit ever since. You have an interesting name. What is the significance of your stage name?

HeavyGold: Heavy represents weight and strength. Gold is one of the most precious metals on earth and it's very valuable. No matter what you do to gold it can be dusted off and it's still going to shine. When you put the words Heavy plus Gold together then that equals me. It is symbolic of my music, my image and my brand. What single or project are you currently pushing?

HeavyGold: Right now I'm pushing my current mixtape entitled "Golden Dreams Platinum Nightmares" hosted by The Empire. The Mixtape is receiving a lot of love and support from notable DJ's. The Mixtape is fire. It's some of my best work. I take the listeners on a journey into my world. It's like a music diary. The lead single is a song called "YaHurdMe," which I shot a video for. "Golden Dreams Platinum Nightmares" is available right now for free download on Datpiff. what sets you apart from other Hip Hop artists?

HeavyGold: My versatility is what sets me apart. I operate in my own lane. I make music from my heart and not based on what I hear on the radio. I may do something that's "hood" or come up with a song that's out of left field. My music is fresh and innovative yet it can compete with what you hear on the radio. My philosophy is innovate don't imitate. What is your opinion of the current state of Hip Hop?

HeavyGold: At times it seems like there should be a governing body for Hip Hop like the NBA or the NFL. You should have to meet a certain standard to play here. I say that because some records, though they may be get a lot of radio spins, bring down the quality of the music overall. A True MC has Good Cadence, Delivery, Content, Rhyme pattern, Dope Lyrics and The Ability to stay in pocket with the beat. And true emcees need to be pushed to the forefront of Hip Hop once again. I understand you are in the studio working on your upcoming album. What is it going to be like? What can we expect?

HeavyGold: My first LP will be crazy! It will feature some club tracks and a little but of social commentary. And there will be a lot of banging beats from my Stay Gettin team. Also there will be a few joints to show my softer side to the ladies. In a nutshell it will be FIRE!! I put my heart and my soul into my music and the people can feel my passion. Do you have any final words for the people?

HeavyGold: I would like to thank for this opportunity. I would like to give a big shout out and thanks to Stay Gettin' Entertainment. Also I want to send out my love and respect to my city of Baltimore. There are a lot of good people there. And finally, give me your ears and your eyes and I promise that I will make you feel me. Please log on to and stay tuned for IAMHEAVYGOLD.COM. Peace out!