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Overview (3)

Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, UK
Birth NameClifford Joseph Price
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Known throughout the music industry as the "king of jungle", Goldie is an artist whose ferocious creativity knows no bounds. Born and bred on the breakdancing and hip-hop culture he absorbed during trips to the States in his youth, Goldie was a graffitti artist and an album cover artist before receiving the backing to record his first track, "Terminator", in 1993. His debut album, "Timeless", followed two years later, and was hailed by critics as a masterpiece. The album fused the hypersyncopated breakbeats and reggae chic common in jungle music with a provocative bassline and soulful diva vocals. That album's title track, a 21-minute symphonic piece, was a masterstroke, and the lively "Inner City Life" was a smash. With his reputation firmly established, he released his sophomore album in 1998, Saturnzreturn. The album's opening track, "Mother" a 60-minute orchestral/drum-n-bass piece, is a haunting track and serves as the companion piece to "Timeless." The remainder of the album, featuring cameos by David Bowie, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, and rapper KRS-One, is a mishmash of Goldie's signature sound. Critics were not impressed with this follow-up effort, however; many lambasted the album as too "self-indulgent". Nonetheless, no one can deny that Goldie is an artist who will continue to amaze his fans and the industry with his epic scope and syncopated vision.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Mika Price (2010 - present)
Sonjia Ashby (21 September 2002 - 2005) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Gold-plated teeth

Trivia (7)

Was romantically linked to Björk.
Had a much publicized brawl with Tricky.
Records on the Metalheadz label, which produces albums for himself and other DJ-producers.
Born to a Scottish mother and a Jamaican father. The opening track, "Mother", on the album 'Saturnzreturn', is dedicated to her.
Goldie earned his nickname from his gold dreadlocks that he cut off in the 80s, and not for, as most people think, his gold teeth.
Goldie hit fame before his music career firstly as an excellent breakdancer with the B Boys breakdancing crew in Wolverhampton, and secondly as a critically acclaimed graffiti artist who painted with other famous graffiti artists throughout the UK and States.
Appearing on the UK's second Celebrity version of Big Brother [November 2002]

Personal Quotes (2)

On dating Naomi Campbell - "I met her through some friends and we were all in the back of a limo when she started stroking my back. I thought 'hello'. She was very demanding though. Ringing me up and demanding that I came to see her, then locking me out in the street. I'd hammer on the door threatening to kick it in unless she let me in. In the end, I wouldn't stand for any of her shit
Not many people know, but I used to play for the England B roller-hockey team. I played in goal in a couple of international fixtures. We got caned but it was a right laugh. I used to love roller-skating, then I came to Hyde Park and saw all these twats poncing around in lycra and I thought, fuck that.

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