Urban Mystic Biography
At the age of 19, Urban Mystic, an up-and-coming singer/songwriter/producer, is in the midst of redefining contemporary r&b with the release of his debut album, "Ghetto Revelations." "Ghetto Revelations" is due for release in October 2004 on SoBe Entertainment/WMG. Mystic's name reflects the combination of luscious vocals and street flair present on his sultry tracks. He's poised to resurrect the rhythm that is undeniably absent from today's rhythm and blues.
Urban Mystic, christened Brandon Williams, the youngest of four, was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The son of a minister and church organist, Mystic realized at a very young age that music was in his soul. After nearly a decade of performing in his father's church, before supportive family and congregation, his vocal range, style and abilities grew phenomenally. At the age of 13, Mystic convinced his family that he was destined for greatness as a singer, and began studying the business and craft of music under the watchful eye of his older brother Christopher.
In the short number of years since first realizing his purpose in life, Mystic has added a number of rather impressive accolades to his artistic resume. In addition to being a talented singer/songwriter/producer/musician, he has made appearances in a national SPRITE advertising campaign and an independent film produced by Big Baller Records, which is distributed by SONY, entitled "Ghetto Fabulous" (1999).
Among Mystic's influences and inspirations, he includes his brother Christopher, Al Green, Bobby Womack, KC and the Sunshine Band, K-Ci & JoJo, Usher and Dave Hollister. On "Ghetto Revelations," Mystic has enlisted the help of producing giants KayGee (Jaheim, Next, Naughty By Nature), Red Spyda (Jadakiss, Twista, Lloyd Banks) and El DeBarge, who also lent his sexy vocals to the soulful track, "Mystic's Spot."
When asked what he loves most about performance and music, Mystic replied "I love being able to express myself; when I perform, I forget I'm on stage. I just close my eyes and get in the zone." If his first single, "Where Were You?," is any indication of Urban Mystic's God-given talent, then this young man is sure to please neo-soul and old school r&b listeners alike, who long for soul and rhythm to make a re-appearance in good urban music.