Rapper, singer, and arranger 24KGoldn was born Golden Landis Von Jones on November 13, 2000 in San Francisco, California. He showed an interest in music early, singing in middle school, first with choir and then among friends. A sneaker aficionado, he got his start in an unlikely spot - a local sneaker boutique, DreamTeam, where he worked. He had been freestyling with friends and approached PaypaBoy, who had a studio on the premises. He recorded his first tracks there and when his song 2018 track “Ballin’ Like Shareef” (a reference to Shaquille O'Neal's son's performance at a high school basketball game) went viral, things began to take off. Over the course of a year the track racked up some 250,000 streams online and began to draw attention from labels. The song appeared on his 2019 debut EP, Dropped Outta College. In 2020 he released the single Mood, a collaboration with Iann Dior that turned into an international smash, topping the singles chart in the U.S. in addition to several other countries around the world. Follow-up singles “3, 2, 1” and “Love or Lust” went top 40 on the U.S. Rock chart and all three of those tracks would appear on his 2021 debut album El Dorado. In 2020 he lent his voice to the top 10 Dance hit “Tick Tock”, a collaboration with Clean Bandit and Mabel.