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interview with DMV rapper- Matt McGhee

August 16, 2009

I had sometime to catch up with local musician champ- Matt McGhee. tried to help the people get the flow of the guy, what he’s all about and what he has to offer you know? so i caught some quick words with him while he was makin’ moves, respect to his grind, and he answered full-heartedly. he recently came out with DMV Girls, which had our side of maryland crazy, peep-

here we go…

Shay: We have a young, emerging artist out of the boondocks. Raised in PG and relocated to Columbia, he’s a full pledged DMV enthusiast. Introduce yourself.
Matt McGhee: My name is Matt McGhee…rapper/producer.
Shay: so Matt McGhee, what do you go by, what’s your musician’s tag?
Matt McGhee: Excuse the delayed responses…I’m mobile right now.
Shay: it’s straight son, moves gotta be made.
Matt McGhee: My musician’s tag is my real name: Matt McGhee!
Shay: haha, keepin’ it original. why do you choose not to go creative and get some type of tag though?
Matt McGhee: I have gone through many stage names…and any other name didn’t seem to fit. So I decided to go by my name. Plus I love my name! Lol
Shay: word. so describe to us, who is “Matt McGhee?”
Matt McGhee: Matt McGhee is a normal goofy teenager from the DMV that loves music and understands that is what he loves to do. It’s mad simple.
Shay: it seems like every artist out here has a story, what’s your story. what comes with you?
Matt McGhee: Good kid…grew up around music…developed an ear for it…and i think i started getting serious about it when i was about 12. There’s not much of a story because i have a good life.
Matt McGhee: Too much complication isn’t good.
Shay: where does music lay in your life son? what is music to you?
Matt McGhee: Music is an expression. You can change people’s mood with music. That’s a powerful thing!
Shay: I hear that you love every aspect of music, which part of the art do you enjoy the most? The producing, writing, beat-making, rapping, what?
Matt McGhee: I enjoy producing a lot because that’s half of the mood changing right there.
Shay: i hear you. you talk about mood changing and how music is a force. so where do you get your artistic inspiration from?
Matt McGhee: I get inspiration from things I go through or what others go through.
Shay: what type of things do you go through my G, get personal with us lmfaoo.
Matt McGhee: Lol a lot of stuff I’ve gone through happened when i was younger. Losing family members. Parents splitting. I was trying to find out who i was.
Matt McGhee: But as i got older…i got more comfortable with being me.
Shay: mos def, mos def.
Shay: so you sample a lot of music, which artist would you compare your own style to?
Matt McGhee: I don’t compare myself to anyone. But people compare me to Kanye and Charles Hamilton. Funny thing is those are two of my favorites. So i guess that’s why.
Shay: haha. so you are a die hard Charles Hamilton fan, but why do you love dude so much? I thought he woulda lost all his respect after homegirl slumped him.
Matt McGhee: Lmao! Ok…he makes good music…his story is mad real(istic) and it’s fun for me to find the songs he samples. It boosts my musical selection a lot
Shay: from Charles Hamilton you came out with your own version of his “Brooklyn Girls” to “DMV Girls,” you had people wildin’ around the DMV with that, explain how you came up with that song.
Matt McGhee: I loved the beat so much that i just kept writing to it. I recorded it not expecting people to love it so much…but i put it out and people loved it!
Matt McGhee: I like mine better than Nando’s though (no disrespect…shout out to Nando!)
Shay: lol, whynotnando.
Shay: but yah mane, everyone was diggin’ the song, respect.
Matt McGhee: Good looks man!
Shay: but when you’re on complete chills, who’s on the iTunes roation?
Matt McGhee: Yes! I was waiting for that question.
Shay: so who is it?
Matt McGhee: Anything and everything! Basically if you name something that’s hot…most likely it’s on the pod!
Matt McGhee: I can tell you what i don’t listen to though! Lol
Shay: haha go ‘head dog.
Matt McGhee: Gucci and OJ type stuff. i don’t like the “trap music” stuff. i listen to it when i’m in that type of mood. but it’s not in rotation…you know?
Shay: whoaa whoaa, you don’t bang with trunk rattle type music son?
Matt McGhee: Yeah i do! But i find that stuff elsewhere.
Shay: haha, feels.
Shay: in your mind, who’s the GOAT of rap?
Matt McGhee: Rakim! Swear.
Shay: whoaa, wasn’t expecting that answer. Why?
Matt McGhee: Rakim helped my develop my flow and my style of rap. I got a kick out of the stuff he talked about and the effects in the music.
Shay: you ain’t never lied!
Shay: Don’t Sweat the Technique haha
Matt McGhee: Him and Big Daddy Kane!
Shay: somethin’ classic, cot damn!
Shay: but people that like your music are a little uneasy with you being somewhat of a “shy guy,” you don’t really like to perform in front of crowds, whzp with that sir?
Matt McGhee: It’s not that i’m shy…it’s the fact that i always find out about stuff late because i’m always in tunnel mode.
Shay: “tunnel mode” – a McGhee classic.
Shay: what the blood is that?
Matt McGhee: Lol when you’re in your own zone. You’re not worried about anything else at the moment.
Shay: so does this mean we’ll never see you on stage?
Matt McGhee: Hell no! I’m gonna work on getting out of the tunnel mode.
Shay: haha good, so maybe we’ll see you with Reckless sometime, another dude from the county that you’ve worked with.
Matt McGhee: He’s doing what he’s doing…I’m doing me. But when we collaborate…we challenge each other. shout out to my middle school buddy Reck…pause
Matt McGhee: Performance together…possible
Shay: that’s cool man, county brothers gotta stand together. there’s no friction there right though?
Matt McGhee: Nah man! I’ve been trying to get started on a collaborative EP with him
Shay: oh shit, you ain’t tryna let the world know that? – an IN crowd exclusive.
Matt McGhee: Lol it’s in the works.
Shay: that’s great! so right now, who’s the truth out of the DMV?
Matt McGhee: Marky, Tabi and Wale are the people i look up to the most right now i guess you can say. They’re making MAJOR moves.
Shay: hell yah, you tellin’ the truth dog. soo where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Matt McGhee: I see myself coming out of college and making moves. Music…video production…writing.
Shay: keeping the artistic dreams alive, that’s good man
Shay: well thanks for doing the interview dogg, you got anything you wanna say- about your upcoming mixtape, collabs, whatever?
Matt McGhee
: Mixtape dropping soon…download the prequel!
Matt McGhee: Shout outs?
Shay: go head!
Matt McGhee: Shout out to the IN Crowd…all my NY peoples… Fresco…Sav…Phony Ppl. Ratchet…
Shay: mos def, good looks man.
Shay: and good luck with the mixtape and your creative passions g.
Matt McGhee: Thanks mane! Keep blessing the net with your blog my man. ~~Matt McGhee~~

hold Matt McGhee down, if you liked that DMV Girls track he released a minute ago download it here- DMV Girls
and make sure you get his In Case You Didn’t Know [Prequel]


latarian milton

August 29, 2008

latarian (la-TAR-ian) milton has been something like a household name since last spring, when he went on a short joy-ride with his friend who smokes with newport cigerettes. this may not seem interesting but realize that this kid is only seven years old. he’s been on and off the press, probably the hottest child celebrity at the moment he’s fire. i have heard this kids name way too many times on different occurences for a variety of reasons. first the legendary joyride to be similar to a hoodrat, and then a crucial beating on his grandmother, who happened to have owned that vehicle that mr. milton smashed up, over walmart chicken wings and due to his heroic tale he has been interviewed by a radio show, spreading his fame.

latarian milton instance #1-

latarian milton instance #2-
chicken wang massa!

latarian milton instance #3-
he’s famous, he get’s big time interviews. latarian is the man!