Goldie is recognised for his work with the young

Goldie championed By Royal Appointment.
Goldie championed By Royal Appointment.

Gold toothed musician Goldie, who inspires young people to reach for their dreams, has been awarded an MBE for services to music and young people.

The world famous DJ, who grew up in care homes, has spent much of his time working to help youngsters - in 2010 he championed By Royal Appointment, a reality television show that saw the drum ‘n’ bass pioneer recruit raw musical talent who were mentored by the best in the business before performing at Buckingham Palace in front of Prince Harry.

The 50 year old lived in Bovingdon for many years before moving to nearby Tring.

Over the years he has become a highly respected contributor to the music, TV and film industry, integrating his work with a number of charities along the way.

In the late 1908s he used his celebrity status to achieve critical recognition for graffiti as an art form and helped found the first ever legal graffiti art gallery in Pleck, Walsall, where people could paint without fear of arrest.

Real name, Clifford Price, Goldie, has visited Hemel Hempstead School in the past as part of its week dedicated to black history where he encouraged teenagers to strive for their dreams.

In 2009, he backed a successful national campaign ‘Give Them A Voice’ aimed at encouraging people to become social workers.

He has featured in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, Guy Ritchie’s Snatch and TV soap EastEnders, along with Celebrity Big Brother 2, Strictly Come Dancing and Come Dine With Me.