Raised in Inglewood, California, Matt Draco’s prowess blends his aggressive West Coast personality with his nimble New York inspired rhyme schemes. As a child he studied the lyricism of creatives such as Notorious B.I.G, J. Cole, and Jay-Z, and by the time he was 14, Matt also taught himself how to compose orchestral music, enhancing his musical understanding and vision. By the age of 18, Matt Draco had the honor of conducting University Preparatory School’s orchestra twice, with two different pieces composed by himself. He then returned to his native Hip-hop roots releasing a series of freestyles and singles on Soundcloud, keeping intact his ambition to revolutionize the scene while maintaining the genre’s original core authenticity.
Matt Draco is a paradoxical figure, equal parts old-school battle rapper and new-wave millennial prophet. “Get Off” is his latest single. Draco is at his most entertaining when indulging his eccentricities.
While most rappers try to stress their hardcore street knowledge, Draco has a persona that stresses not only his undeniable strengths as a lyricist, but his distinctly urgent polysyllabic flow. And while the rapper’s offhand sounding, but complex verses can be breathtaking, he’s also supported by coactive production. Together they crush unseen foes with credible vibe and technical precision.
A quick run through his discography and you’ll realize that for witty punchlines, dynamic wordplay, fierce lyrics, raw intensity, and exceptional delivery, Matt Draco is a sure bet. There are no lackluster tracks featured, every track is worth listening attention, and the single, “Get Off”, is no exception.
A typically ballsy track, lilting percussion and deep bass provide the backdrop for this one, and the wordplay is off the charts. A chest-thumping, muscle-flexing track full of bravado, the production affirms the haunting and cautionary tone that’s burned into every word.
Easily one of his better joints, you can tell Matt Draco is reaching out to his contemporaries on this one, describing a relatable, and stressful situation. Draco’s commanding delivery and straight-talk verses will surely be accepted by an ever increasing fan base of rap lovers that want an alternative to the club-friendly mumbled noise that rap music has permanently become.
Confidence, style, intelligence, attitude, and skill, are not words easily thrown around in the game anymore, but there still are artists like Matt Draco who are able to perpetrate the use of those descriptions.
In this day and age of short hype-circles and short attention spans, it would appear to seem that Matt Draco takes the time to craft a work of quality that really resonates, and that will undoubtedly prove to have longevity. His ear for detail is evident, and you can sense the passion that went into the creation of this track.
Matt Draco’s smooth flow is the common thread that holds this recording together. A beat and bars both of the highest quality, and endless replay value, usually means hip-hop at its finest. “Get Off” serves as both, a great exclamation point, and a perfect introduction to the authentic artistry of Matt Draco.