|Birth name||Christopher LaFata|
|Origin||Reading, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||Electro, hip hop/rap|
|Instruments||Vocals, synthesizer, drum machine|
|Labels||Orthlorng Musork, Tigerbeat6, Play It Again Sam, Kill Rock Stars, Gold Club|
|Associated acts||Sue Cie, Kit Clayton, Kid 606|
Gold Chains is an electro rap musician (born Christopher LaFata) from San Francisco, California. Gold Chains has performed along with Sue Cie (real name Sue Costabile), a video artist also from the San Francisco area.
2001-2002: First EP releases
2003: Young Miss America
2004-2005: Collaboration with Sue Cie and US tours
Hiatus and side projects
Aftermath of the fire: 2015-present
A massive four-alarm fire in San Francisco's Mission District left one person dead and six injured. Along with the offices of nearby nonprofit Mission Local, the blaze completely destroyed LaFata's apartment of 18 years, all his belongings and gear, and the studio in which he recorded Gold Chains material.
- Gold Chains EP (October, 2001, Orthlorng Musork, OTH07)
- Straight from your Radio EP (July 16, 2002, Tigerbeat6, MEOW056)
- Young Miss America (2003, Play It Again Sam)
- When The World Was Our Friend with Sue Cie (October 12, 2004, Kill Rock Stars)
- Sluts (Aug 18, 2013, Gold Club)
- Colin Larkin. "Gold Chains Biography". Oldies.com. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
- John Bush. "Gold Chains on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
- Zachary Crockett. "The Faces of San Francisco's Mission Fire (Part 2)". Priceonomics. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
- Vivian Ho and Kale Williams (2015-01-28). "1 dead, 6 injured in Mission District inferno". SF Gate. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
- Emma Silvers (2015-01-30). "S.F. Rapper-Producer Gold Chains Among Those Who Lost Everything in Mission Fire — Here's How To Help". SF Weekly. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
- "Sluts by Gold Chains on iTunes". iTunes Store. 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
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