Urban Mystic

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Urban Mystic
Birth name Brandon Williams
Born 1984 (age 31–32)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Origin Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Labels
Associated acts

Brandon Williams (born 1984), better known by his stage name Urban Mystic, is an American Hip hop soul singer. He is currently signed to the record label SoBe Entertainment.

Early life[edit]

Williams was born the son of a church minister in 1984 in Fort Lauderdale where he was also raised. In his early years, he developed an interest for music at his father's church.[1] He attended Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale where he sang at every pep rally, show and event that was held in order to get noticed. He even performed at the local "Sistrunk Historical Festival" held every year in honor of Dr. James Sistrunk, one of the first African-American Physicians in Broward County, Florida. He was looking forward to pursuing a musical career with support from his brother Christopher. He grew more familiar with the music industry and became active as songwriter and producer.

Career[edit]

In 2003, Williams gave himself the moniker Urban Mystic which reflects both his street mentality and his singing talent. In 2004, hip-hop producer Scott Storch offered Williams a deal with both The Roots and Stack$, a.k.a. Yannique Barker, for SoBe Entertainment, the label he is still signed to. His debut album, Ghetto Revelations,[2] released on November 30, 2004, included the Billboard R&B hit single "Where Were You", produced by KayGee. He also had worked with Red Spyda and El DeBarge on the album. The first single from his second album, "It's You", was released in 2005 and featured Paul Wall. In the same year, Williams joined the newfangled Spitkicker collective. His second studio album, Ghetto Revelations II was released on March 21, 2006 and produced by Scott Storch, KayGee and Terence "Tramp-Baby" Abney. It reached #10 in the Heatseekers albums chart.[3] The second single, "I Refuse", produced by Scott Storch and released in 2006, reached #36 in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. His third studio album, titled GRIII: Old School 2 Nu Skool,[4] was released in April 2009. The album featured a genre mix of Neo soul and Contemporary R&B. His fourth studio album entitled Love Intervention, was released on February 26, 2013 via digital outlets.[5] The first single off the album is called "In the Morning" featuring producer MDMA, it was released for a digital download on February 23, 2010.[6] The second single "Name On It", it was released on April 3, 2012 via iTunes.[7] The third single "I Promise" released on October 9, 2012 on iTunes.[8] Love Intervention was released for physical retailers on April 16, 2013[5]

Mystic released his fifth album Soulful Classics on July 31, 2015. It was preceded by the release of the singles "No Matter How High" and "Feel Good".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
R&B

[9]
US
Heat

[10]
2004 Ghetto Revelations 50 15
2006 Ghetto Revelations II
  • Release date: March 21, 2006
  • Label: SoBe, Warner Bros.
  • Formats: CD, digital download
28 10
2009 GRIII: Old School 2 Nu Skool
  • Release date: April 28, 2009
  • Label: SoBe, Fontana
  • Formats: CD, digital download
51 36
2013 Love Intervention
  • Release date: April 16, 2013[11]
  • Label: SoBe, Fontana
  • Formats: CD, digital download
71
2015 Soulful Classics
  • Release date: July 31, 2015
  • Label: SoBe
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B/HH

[12]
US
Adult
R&B

[13]
US
R&B/HH
Airplay

[14]
"Where Were You?" 2004 73 72 Ghetto Revelations
"It's You"
(featuring Paul Wall)
2005 61 Ghetto Revelations II
"I Refuse" 2006 36 5 35
"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" 2008 GRIII: Old School 2 Nu Skool
"Main Squeeze"
(featuring Yung Joc)
13
"Best Part of the Day" 2009 66 16 66
"In the Morning"
(featuring MDMA)
2010 51 12 51 Love Intervention
"Name On It" 2012 45 7 45
"I Promise" 10 44
"No Matter How High" 2014 Soulful Classics
"Feel Good" 22
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urban Mystic Biography & Awards
  2. ^ Ghetto Revelations - Urban Mystic | Billboard.com
  3. ^ Ghetto Revelations, Vol. 2 - Urban Mystic | Billboard.com
  4. ^ GRIII: Old School 2 Nu Skool - Urban Mystic | Billboard.com
  5. ^ a b http://www.amazon.com/Love-Intervention-Explicit/dp/B00B115RYQ
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-morning-feat.-mdma-single/id355778830
  7. ^ "Itunes - Urban Mystic - Name On It - Single". Apple Inc. 2012-04-03. 
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-promise-single/id569157576
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/430694/urban+mystic/chart?f=333
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/430694/urban+mystic/chart?f=324
  11. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Love-Intervention-Urban-Mystic/dp/B00BKBCEA2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1364182402&sr=8-7&keywords=Urban+Mystic
  12. ^ "Urban Mystic Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/430694/urban-mystic/chart?f=404
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/430694/urban-mystic/chart?f=364

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