Leroy Maddox Jr (born September 28, 1985), known professionally as G-HOLY is an American rapper, songwriter, visual artist, and record executive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. G-HOLY is Founder of DREEMTEAM and COO of Elite Klass. He has released 2 projects, FREELOVE and B4 I Live 4 U.
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We recently chopped it up with G-Holy, to find out more about his music and DREEMTEAM movement read all bout dat below!
Where do you hail from?
All the way from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philly. North Philly, Uptown.
How did your artist name come about?
I went through a couple of names before I arrived at G-HOLY. Prime City was the one I went by for years from an adolescent. I went through some foundational changes, some spiritual changes and the name and the energy it carried no longer resonated with my being. So there was IAtIA LoVE then G-HOLY. I was even saying the Holy 3 times thing before the name change. I can honestly say, though, I was somebody different everytime.
How long have you been making music?
Rapping since 9. Doin music since 18.
How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?
It’s true to life. I’m a lyricist, of course, but I think what my fans appreciate about me most musically is how unique my perspective is on real life things.
How do you spend your time outside of the business?
I have a beautiful family, so making moments with them is high on my list. I honestly spend a lot of time strategizing and tweaking. I’m a perfectionist at heart.
What are your current thoughts of the music business in 2020?
The business is weird. It’s so much fluff. So much smoke and mirrors. I think labels spend more time and money on gimmicks trying to convince people that their artist is hot than focusing on gaining those real connections, so they’re felt. At the end of the day, pretending you sold more than you did or branding your artist outside of music so they appear bigger is not gonna make your album classic. Good music is always gonna win in the long run.
What have you got planned for the near future?
Dreem | Awake, my new tape, will be out November 2020.
What inspires you when you make your music?
I write on the go and I write off emotion. I also always had this burning fire to be the best rapper, objectively.
What music are you bumping at the moment?
Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist jawn. All Westside Gunn new shit. L Prezzy, Yano Marley, D. jones, and Jarren Dupree new albums.
Who’s in your Top 5 greatest artist of all time?
Jay, Nas, Pac, B.I.G and Beanie Sigel. My 5th changes. Wayne can go in there.
Where can the world find you on the web?
Do you have anything you’d like to plug or let the people know about?
Dreem | Awake, November 2020.
Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing more from you in future!