FUNKGHOST: Using Influences From The Past To Create Music For The Future by Cyrus Webb
The man called the “Morris Day of Hip Hop” is relishing in the acclaim his single “The Way I Rock My Clothes” is getting, but remains focused on the goal of just giving the world good music. Known in the business as Funkghost, the Tampa, FL native has always been around beats. His father was a part-time dj, and Funkghost was a fan of the 8 tracks around him and was drawn to music made by artists like Run DMC.
Throughout the years he has always tried to show his support for any creative endeavor, looking for ways to build on his personal brand. As he began to build his reputation, Funkghost knew it was just as important to sell who you are as a person as it is to get your music out to the masses.
Over the years he has been asked for his advice by new artists who are trying to break into the business or that are looking for staying power. What does he tell them? “Don’t sign anything with anyone until you have your paperwork and yourself together legally. You have to protect your name and your image at the same time.”
Funkghost also draws on his own means of staying grounded for the next tip. “Surround yourself with successful people. Relationships are key. Make sure you are in a position where you are keeping all options and doors open.”
Looking back over his career in the entertainment business, Funkghost sees himself as a more seasoned artist and definitely more confident in who he is and what he represents. Above anything, he believes in being true to himself.
When asked how he defines success, Funkghost says it is getting new people to know who he is and to hear his music. Because of this, he is always taking advantage of new and innovative ways of connecting with people such as the social networking sites. He sees them as an invaluable way of reaching new heights as he continues forward into the New Year.
Find out more about Funkghost at www.funkghost.com or follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/funkghost.
Posted by C. A. Webb at 1:11 PM
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By Times Staff Writer Nicole Hutchenson
You might know Funkghost as the underground Tampa rapper who prefers to remain as mysterious as he does well-heeled.
Now you might know him for another reason entirely: The former Soundcheck Artist of the Day just made the Deal Divas' list of the 10 Best Dressed People in Tampa Bay. No surprise, given the man's penchant for fine threads, as outlined in his video for The Way I Rock My Clothes.
Funkghost calls his style "dirty but sophisticated."
“You might wear a button-up shirt with a corduroy blazer and some distressed jeans with a fresh Gucci belt and some Supra sneakers," he told Deal Diva Nicole Hutcheson.
But Even though Funkghost drops designer names like Oscar de la Renta and Salvatore Ferragamo in The Way I Rock My Clothes, he’s an equal opportunity shopper: True style is “when you can go out and put something together that’s not necessarily expensive but looks like a million bucks,” said Funkghost, who will be wearing suits from Express Men in his next video for the single Put It On Smash.
For more on Funkghost -- and to see who else made the Deal Divas' best-dressed list -- click here, or pick up a copy of Friday's tbt*.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
well...im proud to present: The Official HQ Widescreen video for "Vintage Futuristic"
had fun making this video...Enjoy!
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Dope Interview i did on Jibba Jabba w/Jill... To Read Interview, Click on Funkghost..."Bridging The Gap" Interview on Jibba Jabba w/Jill Located Above.