If you were looking for something that was gonna teach you how to hate today, then you need look no further than this embryo of a boy - 'MattyB' - who’s about as street as a green field in spring time.
Why he choose to cover this particular Biggie track, that’s a big eff-you to all the people who told him he was garbage, is a mystery.
Maybe we’re all just haters though, maybe we just can’t handle the swag overload that is this fresh-faced rhyme spitter.
Maybe he’s just too YOLO for us. Maybe I’m being sarcastic.
Matthew Morris aka "MattyB" is an 11-year-old rapper from Atlanta, GA. He was born on January 6, 2003. Since beginning his music career at age 7, he has quickly become an Internet sensation with more than 900 million video views and 2.2 million YouTube subscribers. His social media consists of 5 million followers on Facebook & Twitter combined. MattyB was recently selected in the 2013 Top 21 Under 21 by Billboard Magazine.
His music videos and songs have been seen and played all over the world. Although MattyB originated on YouTube, many TV shows, radio stations, websites, magazines and blogs have featured him and his music. MattyB has a large portfolio, which consists of original music, covers and remakes, and collaborations.
MattyB has made himself known for his G-rated, yet complex rap lyrics, which lead a young generation of kids to follow their dreams, believing that anything is possible. The MattyB lyrics add a personal touch to his music, making him loved by both kids and adults. He is also known for his swag, style and smooth delivery. Many celebrities, such as Katy Perry, Ryan Seacrest, Ashton Kutcher, Perez Hilton, Scooter Braun and Vanilla Ice have shown interest in the MattyB brand.
MattyB has performed on a variety of shows, such as The TODAY Show, Wendy Williams Show, Dr. Phil Show and EXTRA. He has also performed live at many locations such as Turner Field (Home of the Atlanta Braves), Six Flags over Georgia, Centennial Olympic Park (Atlanta, GA), celebrity birthday parties, as well as a Nascar event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Recently, MattyB announced his first headline event and sold out two back to back shows at Gramercy Theatre in New York City. He is continuing to sell out headline shows around the country at the tender age of 11.
MattyB is also pursuing acting and has featured in multiple commercials aired on Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, as well as made a guest appearance with Dewayne "The Rock" Johnson on TV.
Aside from his music endeavors, MattyB is a normal fourth grader. He is one of five children in his family and enjoys baseball, art, video games and spending time with his friends and family.