Goldminded Records was originally started back in 2001 by James Shelkett Jr. (Klive Kraven). At first the label was made simply to house himself then later grew to have several other artists such as: Futariztik, Nat. P, Felon-E and several more. There were a couple albums that were released during the early years with this group of artists. However, a few years went by and the roster of the label changed dramatically. Most of the original artists had left and Kraven knew that he would have to rebuild the label from the ground up, which is exactly what he did. In 2007 Goldminded Records started a online promotional campaign that is essentially still in effect. During 2007-2008 a few artists had came and gone form the label. Some of these acts included arists such as: Understand, Cash Dniro, Mic Angelo, Dubsack, M.Rock and several others. All these artists were signed in 2007-2008 and also left during those same years, mainly due to issues with career direction.
In late 2009 Most of Goldminded records had formed itself. Signing acts such as: Absoulut Karnage, Yac, Dyad Souls and Anonamix. During 2008 and 2009 Goldminded records released a staggering amount of albums, mixtapes, groups projects and even instrumental albums. These were the years that the seeds of Goldminded Records really started to take root. Creating a strong presence in the underground by having countless releases and doing shows around the world. Additionally professional management found its place in the goldminded family. A young driven manager/producer by the name of Shellshock was signed and brought on board to help run things behind closed doors along with provide fresh beats to the gmd roster.
In 2010, Goldminded Records has once again expanded with several new acts; True Grit, Donnie Menace, Symphonic and Pryme Prolifik. Then again in 2011 when they signed Olaf, Judder, Nutkaze, Rich Mahogany, Tre-L, Wyze Mindz and Luka With those new additions and all the projects released on GMD in 2011, it made for a solid year and a special time for the label. Now in 2012, the family has once again grown. a new fresh batch of talent has joined GMD those artists are: Edd Bundy, Supreme, Formaldahyde, Motion and Undefined, Keko and Mogly. 2012 also saw the return of one-time Goldminded artist La Dog. With 2013 around the corner, This is going to truly be a year for the Goldminded Records team.