Today we’d like to introduce you to Fury Patrice Godwin.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I am an orphan with unknown origins. I never knew that the people that raised me were not my birth parents until I was about nine, and this set the stage for me both emotionally and spiritually. I was surrounded by deception and abuse from the very beginning. I was unwanted, uncelebrated, and uncared for. Music raised me. Music nurtured me. Like so many before me, music saved me. I always had a gift for writing. It came naturally. My stifling environment may have rendered me mute, but I found an expressive outlet through art that allowed me to be heard. Blank pages for an empty heart. The holes in me from my childhood trauma led me on a search for love in very dark places. I ran away at 15.
Got my own place. Worked. Went to JOB CORP. Graduated early. Went to jail. Got out and got married at 18. I was married for 20 years and had six musically gifted children. Went to college three different times. Dropped some music with Ghostrax Productions, run by my now ex-husband. Picked up a drug habit. Lost custody of my kids. Lost all my money. Left my husband. Went to drug rehab. Got custody of my children back, and started Masters of Fate Musick in April 2020.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Never. My biggest struggle has always been with untreated mental health issues. I did not know that I was bipolar, and manic depressive, with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I did not understand that my behaviors, like self-medication, came from me trying to balance myself emotionally. Drug use was another. Anti-social behavior. Self-doubt. Childhood trauma and addiction go hand-in-hand, and both are issues very dear to my heart.
I speak about my struggles with recovery and mental health in a monthly blog on my website. I need my damage to help heal someone else; so that it means something… so that there is value in the pain endured.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am THEFURYOFABYSS, a black female recording artist from Baltimore. I started my own Independent Artist Collective, Masters of Fate Musick-a Mixed Media Project, because I wanted to retain complete artistic freedom and absolute control over my music and other creative content. I specialize in artistic authenticity. No one is going to match my passion nor my rage in that booth. I speak the truth, without fear, without compromise. I do not like the current climate of hip-hop, and I am here to change the negative narrative we are all sick from, and sick of hearing. I am most proud of my children, but professionally-I am simply honored to hone the craft of music.
I am proud that I continue to push daily through the crippling mental barriers that make it challenging to leave my house or to socialize with people. I am proud that I was brave enough to allow myself to be vulnerable in my expressions; be it on a track, with an article I wrote, or with a picture I took. It isn’t easy to expose yourself, especially to criticism. What sets me apart? Everything.
THEFURYOFABYSS is not a character or a persona. This is who I actually am all the time, with a soundtrack attached. I am willing to do more. Go harder. Be transparent and let my freak flag fly high for all to see!
So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
What matters the most to me is my family, my relationship with my Higher Power, and pushing myself to complete the mission I believe is my life purpose. Music is a divine gift that my people use to teach and heal. I have an opportunity and an obligation to utilize the tools I was given to help others through my art.
Nothing else matters to me at all.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.mastersoffatemusick.com
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- SoundCloud: THEFURYOFABYSS
- Other: Spotify/THEFURYOFABYSS