I would like to personally introduce you to 18 year old rapper San Williams. San Williams, from ATL, is arguably the most underrated rapper I have ever heard. When he linked me to his mixtape, I honestly had no expectations, but after reluctantly listening to the first song my whole opinion flipped. The last time I was this confident about an unknown artist was back in June of 2011 and it resulted in a conversation with Myles Mills, better known as Skizzy Mars, similar to the one below. This was long before Skizzy had the immense following he now has, in fact he was in quite the same situation San is currently in. San Williams’ flow is that of an experienced MC and his freshman tape surpasses many mixtapes you see all over the blogosphere. Get to know San below.
Who is Sans Williams as a rapper and what message is he trying to get across?
As a rapper I can honestly say I haven’t figured that out just yet. I have only been rapping for two years now so I still have a ways to go before I figure out just who I am as a rapper, but I know aside from whatever people label me as I want people to know that I am real. Which I guess is my message. Just be real don’t get wrapped up in what everybody else thinks.
Tell us a little about your most recent tape tape.
My most recent tape is actually my first tape. “The Out of Body Experience” . It is pretty much introducing some ideas and characters in my life to listeners. If you want to really know listen to it. I feel like you will like it.
You are pretty new to the game and don’t have an established fan base, when you release your music who are you looking to appeal to?
I think my music appeals to those who are looking to get something out of their listening experience. Like the people who listen to my stuff are the ones who are tired of listening to these cookie cutter club bangers.
Compare yourself to someone in the game and then tell us how you are unique as an artist.
So far, I have gotten a lot of comparison’s to Andre 3000 which is dope I hope one day I’ll be compared to someone crazy like Hendrix or Lennon, you know your shit’s saying something when people make cross genre comparisons. With that said though I think that my uniqueness as an artist comes from the stories that I am telling. A lot of people try so hard to relate to everyone with their music that they end up losing themself in the process and I am very much so not about that life. My philosophy is to be me and intrust that real people will be attracted to real music.
Who are your ideal artists to collab with?
Easily this dope ass chillwave musican Toro y Moi. I would love to work with him because the stuff he is doing with music now is very ahead of its time. On the other hand I’m completely content with working with my hommies Prof K., Cornelius Chandler, my producer Max, and this dope kid I’m working with, Young Gatsby. On another note everyone should check out Prof. K’s new EP, Desk Art.
Any words for the listeners of Filthy Slaps?
Yes, me and the other members of the Low Key collective are about to start changing things. Follow me on twitter and instagram and whatever else (find him at @book1chp1) and keep sharing my music. Also big thanks to Filthy Slaps for letting me do this. PEACE!
Big ups to San Williams for hooking it up with the quick interview. Below is the mixtape that is going to get his name into people’s iTunes. Download the whole mixtape HERE or listen to each song individually below. My personal favorite tracks that you have to peep before writing this guy off are Please and Sunday Morning Symphony .
Now that you’ve learned a little about the rapper and hopefully downloaded the tape, go give him support on his Facebook as he currently only has a total of 114 likes and a rapper with his talents should not be slept on to that extent. Thanks so much, be sure to check back regularly for new music from San as we will be posting his music religiously from here on out.