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Born in Raleigh but raised in the Bay Area, Klondike Blonde is here prove her talents with no genre boundaries. Whether she’s rapping or singing, the HitCo signee brings her one-of-a-kind personality and high energy everywhere she goes. Recently, she released her “No Smoke” music video, which clocks in at over 2 million views on Youtube barely one month after its release.
Stopping by Power 106 for our exclusive Now You Know series, Klondike Blonde reveals how she got her name:
“I was uploading my first song EVER to SoundCloud. At the time, I was modeling, so I went by Jasmine Aleaa. But my friend was in the room and he was like like, ‘You can’t post your name after Jasmine Aleaa, you need a cooler name.’ I was like, ‘Like what?’ I just dyed my hair blonde, and he just came out of his ass like, ‘You’re name should be Klondike Blonde.’ At first I was like, ‘I don’t like it.’ But when it came to me actually posting my song, I didn’t have anything else to put.”
In addition, she reveals how she got signed to LA Reid’s new label HitCo through her friend Ayo (from Ayo & Teo), creating her first record ever “Drip,” and getting a Tupac-inspired stomach tattoo of her alter ego, Griselda Blanco. Watch above!