Name: Ernst Goldman, Jr. (Eclipse)

Where do you live? Bloomfield, NJ

When did you move there? Around the age of 17

Where did you grow up? Born in Haiti, migrated to Florida, then to East Orange, then finally Bloomfield.

How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? 

I’m a Creative Director at my own design firm called 4evergrafix located on Glenridge Ave in Montclair. I’m a hip-hop music artist and a youtube creator. I also sponsor charities for Haiti, Breast Cancer, AIDS, and Back to School drives. Check out 4evergrafix on Instagram.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee Please – All day!!! Especially Pumpkin Spice.

What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Office phone off, Great food! A ride on the motorcycle…just me and the road. Go to the movies or do some gaming. Exercise a bit too.

What’s your favorite local restaurant? Ani Ramen. Honorable mentions: Cuban Pete’s, Chatni, Tacoria, Pallazo & Ah Pizz.

What’s on your nightstand? Apple Watch charger, Amazon Echo Show, and a pic of my grandma.

What are you listening to? All types of music from rap and pop to 80s hits. I usually play what’s new in Apple Music. Movie soundtracks are also on repeat…love them. 

What are your current indulgences? Pizza, popcorn & coffee, and I have a love for Doritos lately.

What talent you would most like to have? I would love to learn how to develop games and apps.

What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about Montclair or your town? Worst kept secret is that we have the best food around. Best kept secret is we have the best people around. Amazing support from the town and the best neighbors.

What do you hope they say about you at your funeral?

I hope they say that I was a self-made man & a great son who stood for what he believed in and pursued his dreams. He always went above and beyond to help others. His work, music and body of work will be remembered. “EclipseForever