The first rapper to win 99 JAMZ’s 99 Cosign also talks about his upcoming album G.O.A.F.T.
It’s impossible to miss Gold Ru$h in any crowd. After being in the rap game for over a decade, the MC and producer straight outta Broward County is used to standing out in his own way. Wherever he goes in South Florida, Gold Ru$h aka Raiden Ru$h can be spotted faster than Waldo thanks to his luminous rice hat, which stems from his Asian heritage.
Gold Ru$h is a pure byproduct of a truly musical family. His father was a guitarist and his mother was a pianist. While growing up in South Florida, the creator of his self-made “Trapanese” movement heard plenty of different genres in his home. Once he got his first dose of authentic hip-hop from OG’s like the Wu-Tang Clan, Twisa and more, he knew what he wanted to do in life.
As a teenager coming up in the Florida rap scene, Gold Ru$h met Trick Daddy’s father Pops before eventually meeting the 305 Mayor himself. That’s when he got his first major placement in Trick’s smash hit “Bet That” featuring Chamillionaire. He co-wrote the record and even stars in the video. His work with Trick led him to produce for Dunk Ryder’s hit “F*ck The Other Side” as well as other songs for Trick, Plies, and more.
Although he’s got grade A experience under his belt, the Deerfield Beach resident is still hustling as an independent artist. In 2015, Gold Ru$h finally released his debut solo album Paint The City Gold under his own imprint. In between his music grind as an artist and beatmaker, Gold Ru$h has also capitalized on his ethnic background by coining his signature ad-lib “Soy Sauce!” and curating his own hilarious skits on social media. Recently, Gold Ru$h has been pushing his single “T$unami,” and plans to have Chicago veteran Twista hop on the remix.
“Jay Stacks, who’s my partner and handles my marketing, actually has a relationship with Twista. He said that I should send him some beats and see what happens. Send him some tracks. That was the track I put together. I literally made the track from scratch, put the ‘Tsunami’ hook on it, and sent it to him. Twista loved it so much he said ‘Stacks this needs to be Gold Ru$h’s record. Put the verses on it ASAP and when it picks up I’ll hop on it. We actually just got off the phone with Twista and he gave us his blessing.”
Gold Ru$h talks about the early days of his career, his work Florida’s top MC’s, and how he came up with his unique swagger. He also talks about the making of his co-signed record “T$unami” and prepares us for his forthcoming album G.O.A.F.T (Greatest Of All F*cking Time) coming soon. Watch the interview below.
This interview first appeared on WEDR – 99 JAMZ