Mitchy Slick, is a rapper from Southeast San Diego, California. He began his career in the music industry in 2001, with the release of his debut album. Mitchy Slick is also a member of the rap group Strong Arm Steady, alongside Phil Da Agony and Krondon. Furthermore, he is CEO of Wrongkind Records.
In 2013, Mitchy Slick was featured on R&B legend Gladys Knight’s song Old School. He later performed the track with Knight on the Queen Latifah Show.
With now over 20 years in the music industry, Mitchy Slick has released several mixtapes as well as solo albums including, “Messy Slick” and “Urban Survival Syndrome”. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including Lil Wayne, The Game, Nipsey Hustle, Paul Wall, Nick Cannon and more.
The Fleet Mag reporter Becky G. AKA Pynkdyamond, had the opportunity to have a one on one interview with the music mastermind. Here’s a brief wrap up of their conversation.
Pynkdyamond: When did you get into music?
Mitchy Slick: My pops made music so that is what started me into the musical journey. In 2001, I dropped my first album called “Trigeration Station” and the album charted 13 on Billboards Top Independent Albums.
Pynkdyamond: How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Mitchy Slick: My music is about where I’m from, I rap about hood topics. It is real and uncut from a higher perspective, which is the original school of HipHop. I try to be original so no one could be “biting”.
Pynkdyamond: What do you feel is the most challenging part of being an artist?
Mitchy Slick: Being from San Diego I am very popular but for other things, lol. Notoriety is different. “Everyone Hates Mitch”. You know there is no major hiphop artist from San Diego, California. I gotta deal with superstar and street stuff and figuring a way to stay alive.
Pynkdyamond: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Mitchy Slick: There would be two things, the first one is making people understand my mission and money is not an issue. Second thing, is for people to understand that business and personal is different. If you use this method, you will not get messed up with deals.
Pynkdyamond: How do you balance your life as an entertainer with your family life?
Mitchy Slick: There are lots of things I do good in life and I want to see my family, but I am also gone a lot. It’s not easy and I had to sacrifice to do what I can but it’s good for the future.
Pynkdyamond: Who are your five favorite artists?
- Sir Jinx -He took me under his wings and helped me maneuver
- Master P – Showed me that you don’t have to go through regular channels.
- Prince – He showed you how to be diverse. He was a great artist, vocalist, and shrewd business man.
- Gladys Knight – She’s my Aunt. she gives knowledge and wisdom and showed me Black Excellence.
- Easy E – He inspired me and introduced me to hiphop.
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