Matty B

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Matty B
Birth nameMatthew Barrett
OriginPerth, Western Australia
GenresHip hop
Years active1999–
LabelsObese
B-Style Entertainment/Shogun Distribution
 
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Matty B
Birth nameMatthew Barrett
OriginPerth, Western Australia
GenresHip hop
Years active1999–
LabelsObese
B-Style Entertainment/Shogun Distribution

Matthew Barrett, also known by the stage name Matty B, is a former Australian rapper.

Biography[edit]

Matthew Barrett grew up in Western Australia[1] and was a member of Perth's Syllaboliks hip hop crew. A former pro surfer,[2] Barrett only began rapping seriously when Syllaboliks came together in 1999.[3][4] Formerly signed to Obese Records, he later released music on his own label, B-Style Entertainment.[3]

Barrett's first track to be released was "Courageous", appearing on the Culture of Kings compilation in 2000. This was followed in 2002 by his debut album, The Courageous LP.[5] A song from that album, "Fridays", appears on Triple J's 2005 album Super Request—Dog's Breakfast, a compilation of frequently requested songs from Triple J's Super Request program.[2]

In 2001 he performed at the Margaret River Masters Concert. In 2002 he performed at the Big Day Out concerts.[6]

Barrett relocated to the Gold Coast[3] and released an EP, Simple but Effective, in 2006 on his own label, B-Style Entertainment.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

Compilation appearances[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Matty B". Australia Music Online. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b The Gold Coast Bulletin, 1 June 2006, "Effective Aussie voice" by Jodi Hammond
  3. ^ a b c Carlisle Rogers. "Matty B Article (May 10, 2006)". Beat Magazine. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Discogs entry — Matty B". Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  5. ^ The Courageous - track listing
  6. ^ Byron Shire Echo - 11 November 2003
  7. ^ Simple But Effective - track listing

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