Matthias aka “Mr 16 Bars” is a hip hop artist from Philadelphia, PA that has just released an independent album called the “Forgotten”. This album talks about his experience as a soldier trying to transition back into civilian life. This album also touches on the day to day struggle of growing up in the inner city of North Philly
Matthias was born in North Philadelphia in 1979. He is one of 10 siblings. Matthias graduated from Eastern University with a BA in marketing. In 2006 he enlisted in the US Army. He completed two tours in Iraq and was awarded two Army Accommodation medals in his support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After his discharge Matthias began working on a hip hop album called “The Forgotten”, which is now available on Itunes, CdBaby, Amazon MP3, Google Store etc.
Matthias speaks on social issues ranging from his multiple deployments as a soldier to trying to deal with the hardships of reintegrating back into civilian life in a poor urban environment. He currently has 2 music videos, “Combat Stress” and “Popular” (See Below) which collectively have generated well over a hundred thousands views on YouTube. Matthias tells it like it was—and—is; by interweaving reality, smooth stylistic flow with beats that keep your head nodding. In his latest cd, “The Forgotten”, Matthias takes social awareness to another level as he speaks about his deployments as a soldier, and his experiences in day to day urban life.
With a sound comparable to artists such as Common, NAS, Mos Def, De La Soul, and Gangstarr, this is Straight up Hip Hop goodness
“Combat Stress” [VIDEO]
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