Raised in Salem-Keizer Oregon, Matty was introduced to hip hop in middle school listening to everything from 2Pac to Nelly, from Biggie to Mos Def, Matty was hooked. It wasn’t until high school that he started writing lines, which eventually turned into songs. He released his first EP album entitled “Blowin Up” in 2006 which was very low quality and a limited quantity release. “The music wasn’t the best, but you could absolutely see his potential” says Jason Cox (Keizertimes Publication) He kept writing and learning the business despite all the people who said he couldn’t do it.
In 2007 he followed up his first EP with a full length LP entitled “Where I’m From”. Recorded entirely in a professional studio, (Unlike his first album, which was recorded in his Garage). It had features from local artists The Kid Espi and Amber Rushton. This album was very well received by fans and friends and ended up selling a very nice amount, along with single’s selling on Itunes. In 2009 he released his 3rd album “The Good Years, spending the time in between projects learning, improving and making terrific contacts throughout the Northwest. This album was different though. The quality, content, features and even packaging were on par with any other hip-hop album you would see released. Collaborating with 2-Time world Rap Champion Illmaculate, along with Portland Rapper Mac Smiff and locals The Kid Espi and JG, this album was finally something to be proud of. It is still doing very well on cdbaby where it was featured as editors pick the week it released and is still doing great on Itunes.
Since then, Matty has released 4 smaller projects including 3 mixtapes titled, “The Northwest Standup Mixtape”, “The Healthy Release Mixtape”, “The Trending Topics Mixtape” and a small EP with fellow local artist Payne. In addition to that, he has done 50+ feature verses for artist albums and has done over 100 shows from Salem to Seattle. He launched ThisisMatty.com in January 2010, which he updates daily with a blog, videos and up to date pictures and show flyers. He has gained respect from fellow Northwest artists and is constantly building a strong network within them. “I surround myself with terrific, motivated people who are all about progressing forward and working together to make this scene thrive” says Matty.
In addition to participating in various music festivals and countless charity events around the Northwest, Matty has shared the stage with some of the best in the game. Including Twista, Currensy, Braille, Cool Nutz, Illmaculate, Grynch, Alphabet Stew, DJ Fatboy, DJ Flip Flop, Luck One, T&E, Deizel P, Living Proof, The Kid Espi and more. Staying in tune with what he knows, fans and peers are calling Matty a refreshing vital part of the Northwest hip-hop scene. It’s only a matter of time before Matty makes his presence known outside of his normal demographics.
1. Im Home
2. One Of A Kind
3. Triple Threat Ft Top Shelf
4. Where Ive Been
5. Time to Grind Ft Illmaculate
6. Howd I Get Here Ft Sessa
7. Got It
8. Fresh Coastin Ft JG
9. Finally Cool To Like Me
10. What Is Life
11. My Busta Ft Bubl Swatta
13. Nothin Wrong With Us Ft Dubble
15. Turn The Fans To The Flame Ft Mac Smiff
16. Can You Hear Me
17. Youre Not Ready Ft Kid Espi
18. The Good Years
Matty – One Of A Kind
Matty Ft Top Shelf – Triple Threat
Matty Ft Sessa – Howd I Get Here
Matty Ft JG – Fresh Coastin
Matty – What Is Life
Matty – Ignorant