These young men were connected by family first.
All three had very challenging childhoods surviving in rough neighborhoods. Somehow they made it through. Their musical abilities made it almost imperative that they combine their musical skills to form this group now known as Gold Standard Ltd.
Born in Toledo Ohio, SKULLEONE recorded his very first song at the age of 19 with childhood friends. With their newly founded record label “Self Made” currently known as “Let’s Count Green” they came together to form the group “CCW” but the album was unable to release due to the label’s name & copyright issues.
Back from a few year hiatus, 21 year old Skulleone decided to fall behind the scenes to produce music & open up a mom & pop record store named after his father (JIMMY LLOYD)s label “WALKING TALL RECORDS” After a strong start, the business finances began to fall due to cd piracy and music bootlegging. Not soon after, tragedy struck. While tending to the store, Skull was targeted in a gruesome armed robbery, leaving him shot in both legs. After recovering He decided to cut his loses and regain primary focus on producing and doing features. Recently reuniting with his cousin “GS TEEZY” and nephew “GS DOMMO” they started the group “GOLD STANDARD LTD.” under the record label “Walking Tall Records”.
Teezy has been writing and recording music since the age of 12 and has since done shows recently making appearances in Iowa City, Iowa working at growing his fan base daily. He brings a sense of relief to the music industry due to his calm but aggressive approach. After recently joining Walking Tall record and co. and starting Gold Standard Ltd. along with Dommo, and Skull, a debut album has been the top priority.
Tezzy’s experiences are wide ranged from writing and producing his own music to making frequent appearances. Just recently opening for the artist Riff Raff at club Realm in Toledo, Ohio. Gold Standard Ltd. has upcoming releases of The Rise, Tell Me Who You Love, Party Don’t Last and Stay to Myself. Stay tuned early 2017 to follow TEZZY & Gold Standard Ltd. on their rise to success. Teezy was born & raised in Toledo, Ohio where he still resides building his empire.
Due to a rough upbringing, GS DOMMO has spent most of his 25 years traveling between Tx and Toledo OH where he was born. The 2nd oldest of 5 siblings, growing up in a poor lower class home he often turned to art and music to ease his mind and stay out if trouble. Now a writer of 13 years, Domo started off writing poetry which in turn helped develop versatility with his diverse style and sharp lyricism. While quiet and very observing most times, for those that truly know him see him as compassionate and very supportive in promoting positivity amongst himself and his peers. As the 3rd founding member of the group (GS) Gold Standard ltd, GS Dommo and fellow members GS TEEZY and GS SKULL have their eyes set on a debut album with WALKING TALL RECORDS in 2017.