Artist Spotlight: 808 to the 209 -- Shroud City and Gold Cap

Coming up next, we've got Shroud City and Gold Cap. These two Hawaii based rap artists are making their mark in hip hop. Their recently released single, Fade, is a dope and emotional collaboration that brings up issues like fighting Titans, history repeating itself, and the struggle to hide pain.  The track's lyrics tell the rappers' beginning, but not necessarily, their end. "Fade away, I been somewhere in the 808. Ain't that much in life that they could take away." 

Listen here:

Shroud City is a 29 year old rapper. Born in Los Angeles, California and raised on Kauai, Hawaii, sunshine is his friend.  Growing up in the concrete cities of Cali and the tropical ghettos of Hawaii, "my music reflects the struggles, pleasures, emotions, colors of these diverse cultures and their influences on me and my perspective" he says.


"Maybe if you took the time to heal
 instead of gassin' out,
You would have the peace of mind to be 
the peace you missing now"

Gold Cap is also from Cali-- he's from inner city of the Bay Area but made his way to the Hawaiian paradise. Since his move, he is able to reflect on his experience in the unforgiving streets of Northern California and his newfound life in Hawaii, painting vivid pictures of loyalty, betrayal and hardship --all while staying true to the craft and culture. 

Who did ya'll listen to heavy coming up?

We listened to a lot of Big Pun, Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac, Biggie... the obvious ones lol.  

The duo has a curated hip hop playlist of newer influences. So it was no surprise that between Shroud City and Gold Cap, the list was thick!

Who are you bumpin' now?

Royce da 5'9", Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J-Cole, DaBaby, Eminem, Griselda, Benny the Butcher, Murs, Hopsin, Joyner Lucas,Tech N9ne, Token, Dreamville, Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak, Ruslan,  and Jon Keith.

What about a dream collab? Who would it be with right now?

Dream collab..? It would probably be Joyner Lucas!

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