Cold Sholda: The Italian-American Rapper Defying Musical Boundaries

by Tom Lavecchia
Cold Sholda

Cold Sholda is a Brooklyn-born Italian-American rapper who has been making waves in the hip hop scene for over a decade. With his unique sound and lyrical style, Cold Sholda has quickly become one of the most popular and respected rappers out of Brooklyn.

Cold Sholda released his debut album, “Fire Starta” in 2014.  His 2021 record “CAESAR” was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Cold Sholda as one of the leading voices in the Brooklyn hip hop scene. Cold Sholda has released several more albums including “Bensonhusrt,” “Hungry” and “Well Connected.”

In addition to his music career, Cold Sholda is also a successful businessman. He owns his own record label—New Rome Music—and he has his own line of clothing and merchandise. Cold Sholda is also a passionate advocate for social justice, and he is actively involved in several community organizations.

Cold Sholda: Early Life and Career

Cold Sholda was born and raised in Gravesend, Brooklyn. He began rapping at a young age, and he quickly gained a reputation for his skills on the mic. Cold Sholda released his first mixtape in 2009, and it quickly gained a following in the Brooklyn hip hop scene.


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Cold Sholda: Musical Style and Influences

Cold Sholda’s music is a mix of old-school New York hip hop and modern trap beats. He is known for his clever wordplay, catchy hooks, and energetic live performances. Cold Sholda’s lyrics often deal with his own personal experiences growing up in Brooklyn, as well as the social and political issues that affect the Italian and Italian-American community. 

Cold Sholda’s musical influences include Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Mobb Deep and Canibus.

Cold Sholda’s Legacy

Cold Sholda is still a young artist, but he has already achieved a great deal in his career. He is one of the most popular and respected rappers in Brooklyn and beyond as he has a growing national following. Cold Sholda is also a successful businessman and passionate about his community.

As a member of the Italian-American community, Cold Sholda has also been a positive influence, encouraging young Italian-Americans to embrace their cultural heritage while pursuing their dreams. He has participated in community events, mentorship programs, and charity initiatives, emphasizing the importance of giving back to the community that nurtured his talent.

Cold Sholda is not just a rapper; he is a cultural ambassador, a voice for the unheard, and a symbol of the limitless possibilities that arise when talent and authenticity converge. His story is a testament to the diverse tapestry of American music and the beauty of embracing one’s roots while striving for greatness. In an industry often defined by its tumultuous nature, Cold Sholda stands as a beacon of hope, demonstrating that the power of music can indeed change the world, one rhyme at a time.

Interview with Cold Sholda

Q: What inspired you to start rapping?

A: I was inspired to start rapping by the music I was listening to growing up. I loved listening to Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie Smalls, and Tupac Shakur. I was amazed by their lyrics and their ability to tell stories through their music. I wanted to be able to do the same thing.

Q: What are your musical influences?

A: My musical influences include Canibus, Nas, Rakim, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, The Lox and AZ. I also listen to a lot of different genres of music, including R&B, pop, and rock. I think it’s important to listen to a variety of music so that you can be inspired by different sounds and styles.

Q: What are your goals for your music career?

A: My goals for my music career are to continue to make great music and to reach as many people as possible. I want to be able to use my music to inspire people and to make a difference in the world.

Q: What message do you have for young people who are aspiring to be rappers?

A: My message to young people who are aspiring to be rappers is to never give up on your dreams. Work hard, be persistent, and don’t be afraid to be yourself.

It’s essential to find your unique sound and stay true to yourself. Consistent practice is key, even if it’s just a few minutes each day to improve your skills. Seek feedback from friends, family, and fellow rappers/artists to identify areas for growth, and consider collaborating with other artists to expand your horizons and audience. Don’t forget to promote your music through online platforms, local shows, social media, and music submissions to blogs and radio stations.

It’s important to remember that the music industry is a tough one. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to succeed. But if you’re passionate about your music and you’re willing to put in the work, then anything is possible.

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Tom is a lifelong New Jersey resident, Rutgers and FDU alumni and the publisher of The Digest.

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