Urban Mystic

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Urban Mystic
Birth name Brandon Williams
Born November 30, 1984[citation needed]
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Origin Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Labels
Associated acts

Brandon Williams (born November 30, 1984[citation needed]), better known by his stage name Urban Mystic, is an American soul, r&b, neo soul recording artist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is best known for his hit singles, "Where Were You" and "I Refuse". Mystic inked a record deal with indie label SoBe Entertainment and released his debut album Ghetto Revelations in 2004.

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, Williams entered into a record deal with SoBe Entertainment. 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][9]

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".

Mystic parted ways with SoBe Entertainment in early 2017.[citation needed] and is currently signed to Realionaire Entertainment while planning on the release of his upcoming sixth album Underrated.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[10]
US
R&B

[11]
Ghetto Revelations 15 50
Ghetto Revelations II
  • Released: March 21, 2006
  • Label: SoBe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
10 28
GRIII: Old School 2 Nu Skool
  • Released: April 28, 2009
  • Label: SoBe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
36 51
Ghetto Revelations IV: Love Intervention
  • Released: April 16, 2013
  • Label: SoBe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
71
Soulful Classics
  • Released: July 31, 2015
  • Label: SoBe Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download

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.

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