SACRAMENTO, CA – Anyone who knows California-based rapper Get Money Ghost knows him to be extremely chill. It’s his most defining feature – and in fact was the inspiration for his name, as it describes his ability to slide into a room unobtrusively and participate in things without making his presence known unless he absolutely wants to.
“I’m also light-skinned and very laid back and like to smoke,” he said. “So all of those things kind of combined and the leader of a crew I used to be in just started calling me Ghost one day and it stuck. Now years later people have started calling me Get Money Ghost. I like it because a lot of stuff I hear in hip-hop today seems to be violent, and my style is that I want people to listen and be motivated to get money and stuff. I’m not going to be violent. I don’t live that life. I want to make motivational music.”
His single “Money Habits” – which dropped in December and has been getting some good airplay in the month since – is a perfect example of his chill style and motivational lyrics. Ghost describes it as an “abstract” song that talks about money but serves as a metaphor for life.
“I’ve never had money,” he said. “For a long time I had zero dollars and didn’t know what I was going to do. But life is starting to feel kind of better now and my outlook is much more positive. I used to be more cynical and have a negative outlook – like I didn’t want to leave the house because I was broke. But now I’m motivated that I can actually afford to do some stuff. Having a little bit of money gives you confidence, and that tends to find its way into my music. That’s what this song is about.”
Ghost said that though his style and energy tends to be mellow, “Money Habits” is a little bit more upbeat. It’s groovy, he said, with a bouncy-ness to it.
“You can chill and just listen, or you could dance to it,” he said. “I’m a smoker, and this is one of those songs that fits the chill vibe of that community, or the dance vibe of anybody at a club.”
On Feb. 1 Get Money Ghost will be dropping a new single called “Kid Cudi.” He said it’s a song that he created as a bit of an homage to the artist Kid Cudi. The song was inspired by Cudi’s song “Day N’ Night,” and Ghost is excited to show the world his own unique flavor with this next original single.
Fans who want to check out the single, or sample more of Ghost’s music, can do so by visiting his Soundcloud page. Fans can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram for updates on new music releases and live performances.