The Holdup is a California based Reggae band with heavy influences in the genres of R&B, Hip Hop and Pop. Since releasing their debut album, Stay Gold, the band has garnered a great deal of commercial success and moved on to sell tens of thousands of records nationwide. Stay Gold debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae charts and the single “Good Times” was on rotation at a number of radio programs including the coveted mainstream San Francisco station, Live 105. Every album from The Holdup since then has found the band reaching a new milestone. From 2010’s Confidence leading the band to receive iTunes’ Best New Reggae Artist of 2010 award, to 2011’s Still Gold peaking at #2 on the Billboard reggae chart. Their heavy urban appeal has even led to features on Mac Miller’s “MostDope” blog and 2 Chainz’ “Most Expensivest Shit” video series presented by GQ.
The band first began performing their songs at local venues around San Jose and a fan base quickly developed for their catchy multi-genre delivery. The success of their live show and the growing popularity around radio play found them performing and touring with a number of amazing artists. From Reggae mainstays like Collie Buddz and Steel Pulse, to the more mainstream side of things with Rebelution, Dirty Heads and Iration. They’ve even shared stages with the likes of 2 Chainz and Rae Sremmurd.