Behind Vaughan Stacey, The Prophet - No Rivals

Behind Vaughan Stacey, The Prophet


I am Vaughan Stacey, The Prophet, from Crawfordsville IN


  1. As a creative it’s often hard to label yourself as one thing – what all do you create?


Usually create anything that comes to mind at the time.

That or my buddy Hasten will send something over for me to add onto. Mostly rap, metal, or jazz instrumentals will come out of a jam session. 


  1. When did you start?


Started playing drums at 8 but didn’t really get interested in making music until 2015, but I stopped in the same year. Around the fall of 2018 is when it picked back up and I haven’t looked back since. So far have created 258 songs all produced and written between the course of 2018-2020


  1. What is your unique style?


Isolation brings forth new sounds,

Call my style “Futuristic Knotty Headed Funk”, either one gets it or doesn’t


So with your project “  Faded Followers    “

How has the reaction been so far?


When new album music is made, people of different age groups are asked to give feedback.

So far its all been a positive reaction. 


How long did it take to make your project from start to finish, recording-wise?


One week to 10 days for beats, one week for lyrics, three days of vocal recording, two days of mixing. 


What kind of ‘sound’, production wise, did you have in your mind, prior to entering the studio?


Whatever sound pops up in the ole head is usually what we will go with. Wanted to go with the theme of two Demigods being casted to a planet of constant darkness, with all types of vile ghouls and infected beings lurking about.


What kind of input did the producer have during the process


Hasten produced about 70% of the beats, he would take about two hours per song, and I did the remaining beats. All the effects, vocals, lyrics, mixing and such were done by me. 


Are you pleased with the final outcome? (sound – production wise)


Yessir, can’t release something that isn’t finished


Did the producer / (you) use any (weird) experimental mixing and/or recording techniques?


A warlock never reveals ancient knowledge.

What can be said is old style recording/ mixing techniques are used, I prefer the outcome.


Please inform us about your favourite songs and lyrical highlights and why?


It depends on how many blunts were smoked, each song has a different style.

The most rhyme involved songs are “Too High to Change the Channel” and “Westward Approach”. The catchier tunes might be “Necroland” or “Mistykal Merchant”. Gotta listen to find out why…


Any overall theme of mood that you’re trying to capture with the project?


An eternal shadow


Does your vision for coming up with music get affected at all by time?


Never, time is controllable and when used correctly, you can do whatever. No such thing as a mental block when the mind wanders


Are there any ‘crazy’ behind the scenes stories from these sessions that you can share with us?


Not really, all I do is get off work then make music until sleep. Did toke down a 8g dutch, thats as crazy as it gets folks


How would you describe the sound of your tape to any potential new fan?




Where can readers find you?


Youtube, instagram, Snapchat


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