G-Chile hails from the Westend of Toronto, an area known to its inhabitants as “Trenchtown”, a name affectionately given to it by G-Chile himself as a play on the “Little Jamaica” moniker long associated with Eglinton West. Growing up he was influenced by many musical genres, such as reggae, rock, pop, and R’n’B, but when Hip-hop began sweeping through the ghettoes of North America, he was hooked, easily relating to the lyrics of Public Enemy, BDP, LL Cool J, Rakim, NWA, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Geto Boys and A Tribe Called Quest.
In a city, and country for that matter, not known for the social ills that plagued many of its neighbours to the south, Golden Chile and many of his friends felt alienated in a world where nobody knew they existed, and began to put their own experiences to paper, slowly crafting the urban industry in Toronto, and coming from a neighborhood that’s median household income is 38% lower than the city average, they shared many of the same feelings disenfranchised black youth were beginning to express throughout the States. Joining his childhood friend C-Wisdom, he created a group called Lost Angelz, and began to pen songs about the hectic environment around him, becoming one of the voices for those who like himself, were now fully engulfed in the mean streets of the Westside.
By 19 he was in and out of jail regularly, and the violence in the streets was beginning to escalate to never before seen proportions, much of which is responsible for the current climate present today. After going solo, and teaming up with P ‘n’ G, a pair of brothers hailing from his hood, they formed Bulletproof Ink Records, and under the tutelage of Tyson Kuteyi, of Trebas and Soundproof Studios, they began on a journey that would etch their names in the history books of Toronto Hip-hop as one of the first self functioning independent labels from the streets. After releasing his debut single “Look what the hood did”, followed by a 3 song EP, and doing shows throughout the city, he gained critical acclaim, and received recognition countrywide, as well as in the states, all at a time when there was no social media. Still heavily involved in the streets though, G-Chile was hit with a 2 year sentence of which he served 18 months, and following his release he dropped his highly anticipated debut LP “The Chozen One”, followed a few years later by “Rhythm ‘n’ Gangsta”, a mixtape of gangsta lyrics over some of the popular R’n’B beats of the time.
During Bizz Loc’s incarceration, they had always been talking about forming a record label together, hence the creation of Real Recognize Real Records upon Bizz’s release, and with the upcoming release of his latest project, the “Shine” EP, G-Chile continues to put on for his city. With Toronto now finally being recognized as a hotbed of talent, his current goal is to elevate Triple R to a level of being one of the premier labels in the industry, and showcase the talents of not only himself and Bizz Loc, but of the many undiscovered gems from their hometown.