Things begin in funny ways, sometimes you head down pathways that you would never expect and then realise it was your true calling.
This is how Matt Coburn began his journey to where he is now. Always a “metal head” Matt originally did not listen to the RAP music genre; instead tuning into the likes of Slipknot, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Trivum, Whitechapel, Suicide Silence and Killswitch Engage in ways of enjoying music, the younger Coburn would definitely be be amused at the thought of turning rap artist, however; upon a comedy project in which his elder brother approached him on; where, he wanted Matt to do a rap verse, he took this up. At first, admittedly he was unable to fluently phrase and get the correct rhythm and technique and was therefore booted off the project.
But that made him determined to succeed, so he decided to listen to fellow Australian Hip Hop Arist “Hilltop Hoods” song “Chace That Feeling” in the hopes that he would gain his brothers approval and put him back on the comedic track. Unfortunately though…the track never came about.
But for Matt, now working at Funfields, working in the “Aqua Shack” in which his job was to supervise kids during the water activity was beginning to dream about becoming a rap artist so instead would rap his favourite albums every shift.
Things became serious when at the end of 2015 he released his debut single and music video (filmed by Melbourne based Film Studio, Dingo Cross Films) on youtube “Waiting For Rain” which was an instant success and to this day is still making the rounds around the internet. Following this, in 2016 he released his first mixtape “Begin” on the popular musician platform Bandcamp; which has gained him fans across the globe.
From this small success this has enabled Coburn to play shows across Victoria and also collaborate with other hip hop artists to whom; Matt has always admired. This starting with a feature on Macho Duck’s track “Headspace” in March 2016; to then featuring with artist Zam on Clue’s track “House Party” in the same year. Following onto collaborating with Chapterr in the track “Truffle Butter” again with Clue as a fellow feature and finishing the year on a multi collaboration track “Day That I Drop” with the likes of Clue, Mini Coop and main feature artist Braidz.
Further to his 2016 success Matt Coburn had the opportunity of performing with American Hip Hop artist; Futuristic and fellow Aussie; Seth Sentry at the iconic Melbourne venue “Billboards”.
Coburn then continued this by lifting the game by announcing a second single at the beginning of 2017 with a second music video. “Ferris Bueller” which again was produced and filmed at DCF Studios in Thornbury; which, to this day has over 2k views across all platforms where it is featured. This release was followed closely by the announcement of second mixtape “Woodstock”.
Matt is now embarking on a string of shows both in home state of Victoria and interstate shows in NSW on a line up with other big name Aussie Hip Hop Artists.
This truly is only the beginning for this young Australian Rap Musician, so be sure to keep up and stay tuned for the bright and promising future of the artist known as Matt Coburn.