Gold Chains

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Gold Chains
Birth nameChristopher LaFata
OriginReading, Pennsylvania, United States[1]
GenresElectro, hip hop/rap
InstrumentsVocals, synthesizer, drum machine
Years active2001–present
LabelsOrthlorng Musork, Tigerbeat6, Play It Again Sam, Kill Rock Stars, Gold Club
Associated actsSue 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.

Early life[edit]

LaFata grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania,[2] and attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he earned a degree in cognitive neuroscience. He moved to San Francisco in 1995.[3]


2001-2002: First EP releases[edit]

2003: Young Miss America[edit]

2004-2005: Collaboration with Sue Cie and US tours[edit]

Hiatus and side projects[edit]

2013: Sluts[edit]

Aftermath of the fire: 2015-present[edit]

A massive four-alarm fire in San Francisco's Mission District left one person dead and six injured.[4] 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.[5]


  • 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)[6]


  1. ^ Colin Larkin. "Gold Chains Biography". Retrieved 2016-05-25.
  2. ^ John Bush. "Gold Chains on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  3. ^ Zachary Crockett. "The Faces of San Francisco's Mission Fire (Part 2)". Priceonomics. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  4. ^ Vivian Ho and Kale Williams (2015-01-28). "1 dead, 6 injured in Mission District inferno". SF Gate. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Sluts by Gold Chains on iTunes". iTunes Store. 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2016-05-25.

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