Fort Lauderdale, FL - Aaliyah Samaya Mellody Carey was born two months early weighing in
at 2 pounds 12 ounces, and could initially fit in the palms of her father's hands. So precious, but so small. The hospital performed numerous tests and while the doctors prepared her parents for everything, they knew God also
had his plans.
Their first month was the toughest recounts the father, Bahamian rapper Goldenchild who said, "Not being able to hold
her, or feed her, or hug her to make her feel secure, was probably the most
difficult thing I have ever faced."
As the days turned into weeks they
started to see Aaliyah get bigger and stronger, and after the first
month in the hospital she was out of her incubator and making strides to
come home. "Overall we ended up in the hospital for close to three months,
and developed relationships with other parents dealing with similar
circumstances," said Goldenchild. "People always told me that children change your life, and
after going through what we did, I know mine changed for the better."
have had many titles throughout my life: son, brother, rapper, but the one
I'm most proud of is DADDY, and I think when she gets old enough to watch
and understand this tribute, it will touch her heart the way she did
Goldenchild wanted to thank P.C. who produced the beat, Lucian
for adding his soulful vocals, and Abdul for his photography and editing which helped him turn the footage into a testimony. The song was recorded at
Union Station Studios. He offers special thanks to Aaliyah's
mom and all the mothers in the world. "I now understand what you have to
go through to help create life."
"To all those who said a prayer for us
while following on facebook etc, we thank you from the bottom of our
hearts. GOD IS GOOD," said the Bahamian rapper.
Watch the Music Video:
Baby Don't Worry
Bahamian rapper, Goldenchild holds his daughter Aaliyah Samaya Mellody Carey (Photo credit: Abdul)
About the artist: Goldenchild’s
art of performing came from his experience with local talent shows in The Bahamas,
displaying his unique vocals and high energy stage shows in his early
the age of sixteen, Goldenchild began looking at his talent, and love
for the art of rap as something that could possibly become a career.
He hooked up with a high school classmate and formed a group called “Dangerous Minds”.
a group, “Dangerous Minds” began recording, performing, and opening up
for acts such as Elephant Man, Patra, Ludacris at Stop the Violence
concerts, a local concert series hosted on Grand Bahama Island.
At the height of their local fame, the second member of the group became incarcerated.
This event threw Goldenchild for a loop forcing him to give up or start from scratch.
to keep his dream alive, Goldenchild began recording solo material and
was encouraged to take tracks to the local radio station by his growing
song “Hot Girls” had a lot of commercial appeal with it’s catchy hook
and age appropriate lyrics, and soon began being requested on a daily
basis on the local radio station.
After a few months of radio spins, there was a demand for more material and at this point the idea for a mix tape was born.
the mix tape was completed Goldenchild was a senior in high school and
had a huge dilemma on his hands, seeing that he was also a stand out
basketball player. After some convincing from his parents and basketball coach, Goldenchild left for college on a full basketball scholarship.
A year into his studies, Goldenchild felt something missing and decided to leave the ball behind to once again pick up the mic.
a brief stint back home in the islands, Goldenchild set his sights on
moving to Florida which was becoming a hot bed for the movers and
shakers in the entertainment industry.
Upon arrival in Florida, Goldenchild began collaborating with the local group and soon became it’s fourth member.
recording a few mix tapes and being on compilations with some of
Miami’s finest, Goldenchild’s marketable image and star quality was
being noticed. People began requesting solo material from the island
born and bred MC. With
a growing fan base and online following, Goldenchild is now poised to
put The Bahamas on the map as a solo international artist.
Goldenchild is proving that hip hop is not just a type of music but a culture
that he has not only embraced but has become a part of.
The artist can be reached at www.puregoldentertainment.com
Goldenchild looks over his first born, Aaliyah Samaya Mellody Carey born 2 pounds, 12 ounces.