IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – GHOSTMATIC – ATLANTA’S HOTTEST STAR!

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GhostMatic was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1981 and later moved to Augusta, GA in 1991. It was here that GhostMatic lived and grew before enlisting in the Air Force in 2001. After serving a long, hard ten years with the United States Military, Ghost separated from the forces in 2011, more than ready to embark on his career as a full time artist.

GhostMatic has been involved in music since he can remember, but noticed around the age of 14 that he had a unique talent. He would write songs to beats and mastered the art of freestyling, so much so that he went on to win competitions and cyphers whilst still in his teens. Ghost has been doing his own production since 2005, and has been noticed by labels such as Sony and Universal, but was unfortunately deployed to Iraq.

After a couple of years residing in the UK and meeting fellow T.U.A (The Ultimate Alliance) team members, performing live in Ipswich, Norwich, Newmarket, Derby, Peterborough and Germany; GhostMatic has returned to America to perfect his music production and fulfill what he has set out to achieve in the music industry. As a solo artist, GhostMatic brings a different sound and charisma to the industry; versatility is his weapon of choice and he strives harder than any to be able to deliver on any song to any beat at any time.

Since 2012, GhostMatic has made progress and after only releasing one track was nominated as elite by Reverbnation and Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes, placing him on the 50 top independent artists album.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What City and state are you from?

GHOSTMATIC: I was born in Paterson, New Jersey, but I grew up in Augusta, Georgia. I currently live in Atlanta.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

GHOSTMATIC: My father used to play a lot of oldies from the Ohio Players to Cameo. I just kinda fell into it because I loved to put words together.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?  GHOSTMATIC: I feel like my music is different than what has been put out on display, I want to release it because people need to hear it, it’s more than just making music to make people move, but I want to help people see that life is more than the block, more than your city. Coming from the projects of New Jersey I’ve been placed against many odds and I’ve defied them all.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

GHOSTMATIC: I have a wide range of music, from club bangers to real deep situations that many people face but most hardly know the words to express it. I can cover most topics as I’ve had to learn my life lessons the hard way.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base direct towards?

GHOSTMATIC: I’d like to think it was the average everyday hard working man and woman, to the dope boys and the military, I used to be in the Air Force (salute to all my friends still serving). Being back in the streets without much help from the military showed me that it’s hard out here to make it on your own, so I do this for those in the struggle!

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

GHOSTMATIC: Me being an East Coast kid, I grew up listening to Run DMC, Biggie, Tupac, Busta Rhymes and Wu-Tang, Outkast (huge influence on me) believe it or not I loved Rock n Roll growing up, AeroSmith was my favorite band, then they fused with hip hop and that moment changed my life forever. Now you got Eminem, Joe Budden and so many other influences to the game. Time for me to set my stage.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe you music to people?

GHOSTMATIC: I describe my music as real Hip-Hop, people ask me if I make beats and I tell them no, I make a beat sound better. My music has been described as lyrical, yet catchy enough to make the normal artist reconstruct their own style. It is entertainment and education, for those who are willing to listen. Hip-Hop in this era is coming back to its original form, the form of storytelling but to help empower our community and not damage it.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you standout from other artists?

GHOSTMATIC: I stand out with versatility, fast flow, slow flow, free flow, just having the ability to mesh with almost any genre of music and having worked with artists from many different areas of the profession, indie, underground, to mainstream, they have all told me to pursue music from what they heard. It takes that type of energy these days to standout and I don’t plan on fitting in.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some of the upcoming projects you are currently working on?

GHOSTMATIC: I am currently working on a premiere project (not a mix tape), The GhostMatic Experience, it’s my experience through my life the most inner part of me to help my fans and supporters who don’t personally know me, get to know me on a more personal level. I do a lot of work with a good friend of mine and he’s featured on this project as well.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

GHOSTMATIC: My goals for music is simple, influence others to follow their dreams and do what you love, and if it makes you happy without harming others, then by all means do that. It’s a hard road to take but trust that anything worth it isn’t easy.  In 10 years I can see myself being iconic, still doing my thing, teaching my sons some of the music now, at 5 and 6 they are my toughest critics so I believe I’ll still be doing this in 10 years.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

GHOSTMATIC: I can be reached at my personal website www.Ghostmatic1.com, all my links to my social media is linked to this site. My Instagram is GhostMatic, and I’m also releasing a clothing line soon Richmen Co Clothing. Stay tuned for more.

 

 

 

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  1. I have seen GhostMatic create tracks from scratch, to it’s release into the world. From brainstorming on a beat to free-styling out of nowhere. His passion and dedication to all he does is unparalled. He has so much to offer the entertainment industry, and they have taken notice. He is the kind of artist that makes you ask for more. Cant wait for the release of The GhostMatic Experience and Richmen Co Clothing.
    #ItsGhostMaticBaby

  2. Have followed Ghost for about ten years now. His passion for music grows everyday. Some people just have music in their veins. Ghost has it in his heart. Mainstream to his veins. #familyovereverything
    #fromgermanytoenglandandbacktotheusa

  3. I have watched you grow from a boy into a man. Your music reflects you with your own style. I look forward to the many albums you’ll release.

  4. Thankfully, you’re bringing a positive vibe with you and versatility, because the last thing the rap game needs is another knucklehead trying to succeed by doing the same thing as everyone else. Stay pushing, and lead by example. Awesome work, man.

  5. Wow thats really inspiring. You dont see many of todays artists with a admirable upcoming like that. Thats why hes my T.P.I.C!! “twitter patrner in crime” lol. Well keep doin your thing i think you can do anything you put your mind to jus keep doing what you love and everything will fall in to place. You know i support you no matter what you have in store.

  6. You have come so far. I am very proud of you. Keep doing what you’re doing and I’m sure you’ll reach the stars. Such an inspiration.

  7. Can’t wait to hear GhostMatic Experience if it’s anything like this interview it’s going to be a masterpiece. Much love and respect my brother.

  8. My homie my day one Ace. .. Keep doing what you do. I Seen you grow from freestylin’ in front of my crib until now you continue to flip your style and deliver production to Stage presentation you are a remarkable artist big homie keep up EVERYTHING!!!! then at the end of the day you’ll have the universe t revolving in your palms… get at me

  9. I admire someone who served this country and then made a plan to make music that has it’s own style. Even the clothing line he has created and launched as part of his focus and dreams to be a successful in many areas, not just one. And of course one hell of a father. Keep it up! Only bigger and better things are coming…

  10. First and foremost I want to thank Ghostmatic for his time serving in the military! Much respect! I have known him for over 10 years now going all the way back to being stationed with him at Spangdahlem AB, Germany back in 2003. Ever since day 1 when I first heard him perform some freestyle rap, I knew that he had something special as far as his talent and I have supported him throughout the years within his journey of getting himself known into the music industry. I have seen him persevere throughout his career and no matter what shortfalls, he has managed to keep pushing himself to the top and never quitting! He is a man on a mission, who has the passion and determination of introducing his mainstream style of music out to the public and he has worked very hard in getting himself to this point and I feel that the time has finally come for him to shine! He also is very versatile and has been working on a new clothing line, Richmen Crew Clothing and I’m proud to be a part of his team in that aspect as well! I hope everyone will help spread the word about “Ghostmatic” and his music! As he is the next up and comer in the music industry! Let’s Go “Team Ghostmatic!”

  11. I am so proud of all that GhostMatic has accomplished throughout his life and especially in his music! There is not one song that I do not love. His style and creativity is one of a kind! I am so happy for him and wish him nothing but the best for all of his future projects in music and the upcoming clothing line. I know i am one of many people who are honored to know him. We are all ready for the GhostMatic Experience!!! Much much love and Best Wishes GhostMatic!!!!

  12. GHOSTMATIC!!!! I’ve only known Ghost since 2010 when we meet in England during his military days. I’m happy to see my dawg is getting the recognition he deserves!!

  13. Its good to see the progression Ghost has made from his early days until now. He is one of the most humble individuals I’ve met and has remaind that way even with the success he has recieved. I will continue to support you as long as you spread that message. Peace my brother

    • Ced thank you for the continued support bro, we’ve seen a lot through the years, and came a long way, and still got a way to go but we will get there!

  14. Ghostmatic is an improvised articulate genius when it comes to his flow – not only does it make you think about it, you can RELATE to it. I’ve known Ghost for some years, and we’ve considered each other as long lost brothers and I’ve watched him grow and mature as an artist and business man. I wish him nothing but success in this endeavor. #TeamGhostmaticBaby #Richmen

  15. Lawrence is a very dedicated worker who shows dedication and versatility.

    He is an “all in” individual. Look at his accolades and you can tell he is clearly qualified.

  16. From day one, I knew he was Special,and his talent was raw,versatile, God sent and Committed..The greatest by far, well respect, well groomed, up standing man.With multiple potential..Love to see him make it. Never stop striving for the top.

  17. I have been supporting Ghost since 2007. From packed clubs for performances to Big Cups in the dorms. Your time to shine big bruh

  18. I am a fan of GhostMatic’s music through my best friend Jennifer. Without her I would have never heard of him..When we are together we listen to his songs quite often as Ghost maybe my best friend’s favorite music artist right now! I am looking forward to hearing more music and I hear a clothing line is in the works and I am sure my friend will keep me updated with that! Good luck GhostMatic with everything. You are going to do amazing things just keep doing what you are doing!

  19. Ghostmatic is very talented and dedicated to his craft. I’ve witnessed him at work firsthand, and it’s amazing how he puts it all together and makes it sound good and meaningful with ease. Good luck to you big homie!

  20. Over the years since our Military time in South Korea to England/ other European countries, I’ve got to see first hand the hungry appetite of Ghostmatic. Like myself he always has music on the mind, and staying focus on the bigger picture in life, which isn’t fame and riches, but keeping the musical inspiration alive for the younger generation behind us. He is trying to leave a solid legacy for his son, and the essence of determination which music can empower people to have. I can honestly say it is great to know someone still fighting to keep the good musical spirit flowing through our souls. Keep writing & Jamming Ghost, so I can continue to bang your music through my speaker’s! !

  21. It has been an honor to see the evolution of the music you have created over the years. You have pushed yourself artistically and professionally beyond anything imagined. You stuck to it and held to your message. I’m happy beyond words for you that your message is making the impact it deserves. You are truly a gifted artist with a good heart. Thank you for being you despite the enormous pressures in the industry to be anything else. You inspire me every day that I have known you and with that translated into ‘The GhostMatic Experience’ project it will have immense impact. I look forward to seeing the greatness within you continue to shine and keep inspiring others. Proud of you!

  22. This guy right here is the most amazing person and father i know.. His drive and dedication for music is out of this world. I couldn’t be more proud of you. keep up the good work. I can’t wait to listen to your new upcoming ghostmatstic experience. #ItsGhostmasticBaby #keepupgoodwork.

  23. My Boi Real Good Look….Can’t Wait For The Ghostmatic Experience To Drop I Already Know It’s Going To Be A Classic,,,,

  24. Ghostmatic is a real cool dude and is determined to follow his dreams while also making sure his crew is doing their thing too.

  25. I am the original Ghostmatic fan! Great dude! My homie! Down to earth dude who stays grounded no matter what’s happening! Super talented!

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