Matt Citron's "Stay Down" explores the cost of the pursuit of fame.
Matt is best described as a rappers rapper, with a co-sign from ATL music royalty, DJ Greg Street, it isnt hard to tell that Matt doesnt subscribe to the same trap aesthetic familiar to Atlanta. Over the last few months, Matt has worked tirelessly perfecting his craft and gaining a following. In September, Matt unleashed 404 and Stay Down, both showcasing his ferocious, lyrical chops.
Although the 22-year-old hails from the east side of Atlanta, he doesnt necessarily look the part. Since childhood, Hip-hop was always summoning Matt, although his first love was basketball. While in the classroom, Matts teachers and classmates pointed out his natural gift for poetry.
With Atlanta hoops and hip-hop so intertwined, he developed a strong affinity for native rap champs like OutKast, T.I. and Ludacris, and Freestyling became an everyday activity. By his sophomore year of college, it was becoming clear that Matts passion for punchlines had grown exponentially greater than his obsession with jumpshots. As an acting major with a mean pen, his identity began crystallizing. Now, gaining momentum with pop-up dates, the release of 404 and Stay Down, and the upcoming tour with Xavier Wulf; Matt is poised to become Atlantas next superstar.