The homie Randy Roper put me on to Matt Monday years ago when the young rapper was still going by Rightchus. Flow still just as crazy as it was the first time I saw the Charleston native live at local dive Star Bar. His last effort Black Cradles dropped in 2012, now he’s back again with the release of Before the Filth. Interesting name, but sensible enough, as his next project is already plotted out, titled The Filth. Get it?
For now, Matt stands on his own two for the duration of his latest — no reliance on the verses of others, or watered down, trapped out production — just a few fly melodies and strong bars.