Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Karsheam Simpkins AKA MulaManDam
Born and raised In USA. Long Island, New York. April 7 1997. Thru childhood I experienced a lot of ups and downs. Growing up in Hempstead, a lower class neighborhood, and experiencing poverty first hand.
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.
Him and I went to Uniondale High School together and we often feed of 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 showed 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.
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.
Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
I would like to pass on to my fans that every second on this earth is not guaranteed. You cannot take any moment or opportunity for granted. There’s no time better to do something then now! So do it!
Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Upcoming artist remember always value who you are and always reinforce in your mind your reasoning for doing what you do and always have a long and short term goal that is mandatory for you to accomplish.