Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth, and childhood experience.
Karsheam Simpkins AKA MulaManDam
Born and raised In the USA. Long Island, New York. April 7, 1997. Throughout childhood, I experienced a lot of ups and downs. Growing up in Hempstead, a lower-class neighborhood, and experiencing poverty firsthand.
Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience, and skills.
My music career started as a producer in 2007. I was highly influenced by the talent of my father who was a rapper/producer and that helped bloom my love for music.
I’ve been producing for 10 years, audio engineering for 5, and rapping for 3 years. Also have attended college for studio recording technology at Nassau Community.
Tell us about your genre, concept, and idea behind your music video and the song.
For the “Pardon” music video the genre is Hip Hop. The concept of the video was to show our hood, which sometimes can feel like a war zone. The yellow smoke represented the caution we have to take with our everyday lives. And we also portray how we handle our ruff situation with happiness and positivity thru friends and family.
Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
MulaManDam is a persona I created that can channel all the emotions and energy that I have within. I like to say MulaManDam was born on March 3rd, 2015 because that was the day I survived a horrible car accident. When I came out of coma I realized life was too short to not give my music my all.
Tell us about other members of your band, crew, or music video director and how the music video was shot.
The “Pardon” music video is featuring Ricocaine who is like a little brother to me.
He and I went to Uniondale High School together and we often feed off each other musically to create masterpieces. “Pardon” was visually directed by MadeInTime Cinemas.
Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience, and your future goal.
I’ve been around the music industry for most of my life thru my dad who worked with the likes of Carlos Santa and Dipset.
My experience has shown me that the industry is a big jungle filled with obstacles that you must overcome until you become the top of the food chain. My future goal is to be at the top of that music industry food chain.
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Anything can inspire me to make music. But a lot of my music inspiration lately has been coming from other artists that I’ve grown up with like Casey Chang and GG Tef to name a few.
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
The secret behind making a hit song is don’t worry about making a hit song and make music you love no matter what that is.
You’ll continue to advance until there is no denying what you create is a hit.