“My end result is me having enough notoriety to always be sought-after for features and shows while simultaneously running my company Mystyc World Literature and creating new avenues for its properties.”
Check out the interview with King Spydamann exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
King Spydamann: I started taking music real seriously after I lived in Clair-mel City, Florida. My friends, and I, in Decatur that I grew up with used to rap and write songs, but it wasn’t until I lived there that I actually took it seriously. I met a group of artists calling themselves CMC Allstars and saw how serious they were and everything they were doing which wasn’t much but it was light years ahead of my views on being a rapper.
When I came back to Decatur I formed a few groups trine recapture what I learned in Florida. Dramatized Commission was the first (Jabez, Spit Fire, Chris, Jas, and myself). It didn’t work out so Spit Fire and I recruited C.A.L.A.V. (Dyrti C) and formed Verbal Violence. Eventually a friend at school introduced me to Classico from Mystyc Family and Verbal Violence joined the Mystyc movement.
Mystyc Family did a few things back then. Most notable was the release of our first album Mystyc World. Then Spit Fire, another close friend (J-Threat) and I were caught by police for carjacking. We served ten years. During that time Mystyc went on without us, but we kept in touch. Now we’re back and I’ve been putting in this work to finish what we started.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Social media, perfuming, and making new music. I believe that these things are pivotal in creating a following for an artist.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
My end result is me having enough notoriety to always be sought-after for features and shows while simultaneously running my company Mystyc World Literature and creating new avenues for its properties.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Communication. Getting individuals to operate as a team while simultaneously managing their own lives is a hassle, but you also need your team. It’s hard to keep communication 100% smooth even with all this tech.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The music scene in Atlanta is unique and amazing. Remember that song “Welcome to Atlanta?” Yea, just like that. Though I admit the people are a little different than how I was raised, but it’s still Atlanta.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
You have to pay to play more and more nowadays but pace yourself. Pick your battles wisely. And be smart with your money. Proper preparation prevents poor performance.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best things for me is when a fan sees you or contacts you and gives encouragement.
What is your inspiration?
I draw my inspiration from hip hop itself. I just love hip hop.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Not just anyone. It depends actually on what job you decide to take in the industry because there’s more than just artists.