Standout: “Goin Down”
Also Check Out: “Tupac”
And:“A Million Answers”
Name: Thai Matic
Reppin’: North West London, United Kingdom
My style and/or skills have been compared to: I have been compared to Drake, Kanye, Tinie Tempah and Dizzee Rascal which is flattering because all those guys are amazing. But at the end of the day I sound like me and no one else.
My standout records and/or moments have been: I would have to say opening for Jay Electronica at Cargo in East London. That was a memorable experience and the first time I have opened for a major act. The crowd was great simply off the fact they were really there out of their love for hip hop, it was touching and humbling.
As for records right now its has to be ‘Last Man Standing’ and ‘TUPAC’ off my current ‘End Of The Weak’ EP. Last year my team and I went through a lot and I just needed to get all that pain off my chest, the pain of people turning their backs on you and closing doors in your face. When you’re a new artist people tend to be very harsh, not to mention the music industry is a cold place to be in at times but those two records are basically my black swan moment, and me telling the world I’m ready and things can will only get better from here on out.
I’m gonna change the game by: Being myself! I think that’s what hip hop is missing now, there was a time when every artist had their own style and swagger now its like a clone army, so I just want to be the one to bring back that “its cool to be yourself” individual side of hip hop whilst killing it with creativity.
I’d Like to Work With: Marvin Gaye if he was still alive. Alive and well, it would have to be all of G.O.O.D music but mostly Kanye and KiD CuDi. On the British side of things, Wretch 32. Odd Future’s Frank Ocean and OVO’s The Weeknd. I used to have a long list but now its mostly about my team NWC and the network of rappers and singers I already work with on a regular basis like my cousin, Iron Braydz and one of New York’s finest Mike Jaggerr.
My goal in hip-hop is: Is to become an ICON and influencer. I want to change the world I live in for the better and bring back unity.
I’m gonna be the next: ME! That’s all I know how to be, why would I ever want to be someone else?