Classic Williams

Classic Williams

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
SoloHip HopPop

“In attempting to put personal ghosts from his past to rest Classic Williams has created an album which is sonically endearing while it also challenges personal comfort levels. -

"Perhaps, other than 'The Weeknd,' I haven't heard a better or more interesting hip hop album this year than William's The Soul of Nigger Charlie. Pick it up for the win." -

“Classic William’s new tape, The Soul of Nigger Charlie:
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Here we are and were not leaving / oh no / were the niggas from the 21st Century / Make room for the 21st Century - 21st Century (C. Williams / #SMH)

It is time for Nashville to turn their eyes and ears to the skies, where you will find Nashville native & hip-hop enigmatic Classic Williams.  A skilled MC and songwriter that recently released his critically acclaimed mixtapes: "#iHateClassic"  "#SMH" "#TSONC,"  "#re(FLEX)tions"  "#TheFall"

I aint gotta front / I got just what they want / I got that dope shit / kickin it like a punt / and I aint even done / Comparin me to anyone / The game aint even started / But I feel as though I have one - Dope Shit (C. Williams / Epic Win)

Dropping consecutive Mixtapes in 2010 & 2011 (#SMH & TSONC) as well as featured appearances on several local projects, the buzz around Williams has steadily grown throughout the Southeast Region. Currently enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University (Recording Industry Major, concentration in Music Business) Williamss passion for music started at an early age, as he remembers, music has always been a part of his life... recalling his early years: I have always been an entertainer and music has always been my passion, I was an only child so I loved a crowd, always putting on shows for my mom and her friends. A very famous family connection would soon help a young Williams unleash and expand his creative drive by affording him the opportunity to travel the world.

Traveled the world by age 12 / Seen the Mona Lisas face in detail / How could I relate to anyone else / They never understand the stories I tell - The Intro (C. Williams / #SMH)

Classics Great aunt is Oprah Winfreys Godmother, Ms. Winfrey took an interest in a young Williams and personally funded his travels to destinations such as: Australia, France & England. To travel like that at such a young age was a privilege and an amazing experience. It wasnt all vacation though, they were designed as learning opportunities, it really opened my mind to the world, in turn expanding my songwriting."

As an engineer, Classics mother was required to move across the country multiple times; for a sense of stability Williams was raised by his grandparents in Greenbrier, Tn. I grew up in white neighborhood, I went to private school and had been in their system since kindergarten, by the time I got to high school I was the only black kid who had not transferred in to play sports. Williams continues. High school was a bizarre experience, the black kids said I was not black enough, and the white kids did not wholly accept me because I was black. Those high school years not only introduced Williams to his first love: Hip-Hop, it also opened his eyes to the reality of the world around him.

And then he grew into a young man / been there so long the kids had accepted him / having a nigger as a friend still didn't feel right / tried to take his blackness away / said he spoke white - "Sometimes Day"

There was this girl in high school that liked me but she told me she couldnt date me because I was black. That was actually the first time I wrote a song, it was all about that moment. From then on, I decided to write what I feel, every one of my songs, even the light ones are created from raw emotion."

So now Im cold actin like I never gave a f*ck / It was all knew to us / guess it was beginners luck / Divorcin feelins now we splittin up the memories / She chose the starry nights / I chose the stupid fights - Goodbye Love (C. Williams / #SMH)

One reason that Classic's music has seen a surge in popularity is his ability to vividly deliver a picture via words. When I was first introduced to MCs like Jay-Z & Nas, it really opened up my mind, Jay really made me visualize his lyrics, it made me realize I could do this because thats how I was already writing. Listeners have come to expect Williams penchant for intricately flowing lyrics sprinkled with diverse commentary, rhythmically moving feet, while lyrically moving minds.

Teaming up with some of areas hottest up and coming producers has taken Williams sound to the next level. The majority of production on the forthcoming Epic Win & all of the production on "#TSONC," was created by Klassix Jones who hit the scene big producing the Southern smash Walk wit a dip by Louisiana Cash. Nashville's own NYSE lends his meticulous ear to several cuts on "Epic Win."