DeQuan Patterson, Best Known as GoldDe, born Oct 20,1978, is a hip-hop/rap recording artist, songwriter & businessman from Southeast San Diego California. He is an only child. His father was sent to prison for bank robbery when DeQuan was 4. In 1997, GoldDe was sent to a Nevada State Prison where he served 7 of a 20-year sentence for a string of violent armed robberies. After his release in 2004, GoldDe began his career with his first recordings on the DUB Magazine sponsored "Can -i- Ball Mix-tape Vol 1," on features with The Game & Roscoe. He would later collaborate with Bizzy & Layzie Bone on their Bone Brothers Vol III album. His stage name at the time, Strikes, paid homage to his time in prison.