lady luck
New Music Sep 11  |  

Matt McGhee deals with the dark side of love on “Lady Luck”

Matt McGhee‘s latest, “Lady Luck,” is a trippy, distorted affair that includes a sample that should be familiar to hip-hop heads. The song finds him rambling about life and the woman he loves, as he reflects on how his romantic relationship changed with the seasons. Stream “Lady Luck” below.

no talking
New Music Jun 5  |  

Matt McGhee switches flows for the Baltimore Club-influenced “No Talking”

Matt McGhee continues his long standing streak of quality drops with his latest release, “No Talking,” but it has a different feel to it. The DMV-based emcee traveled to London recently, and he sat down with Ralph Hardy to premiere the record on Radar Radio. This is a radio rip, and I think the funniest part . . .

under new management

Premiere: Matt McGhee switches gears with ‘Under New Management’

If you’ve been checking Artistic Manifesto for a decent amount of time, you’ve probably seen the name Matt McGhee a few times. If you’re unfamiliar, his Under New Management project is the perfect time to get plugged in. As the title would suggest, Matt’s celebrating being a fully independent artist once again. He does so . . .

Moving
New Music Apr 22  |  

Matt McGhee pushes the pace with “Moving” (Video)

Matt McGhee‘s latest release, “Moving,” has a fast pace and sense of urgency to it that pulls in listeners from the start. The accompanying video, which features visual direction by Codie Monowi and Chebeni Wabuyele, does a great job of conveying the feeling of moving fast with no plans of slowing down. Watch the video . . .

Duel
New Music Apr 6  |  

Matt McGhee and King Rosé are ready for war on “Duel”

Matt McGhee links up with fellow After F emcee King Rosé for an aggressive new record called “Duel.” There is no room for half hearted assertions on this record; as both emcees’ verses reflect a “do or die mentality” that is only amplified by Dejuan Crooks‘s slightly ominous production. Stream “Duel” below.

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
New Music Mar 31  |  

Matt McGhee drops 4 LAKIM-produced songs to start ‘UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT’ series

Matt McGhee is back at it again today, with four new LAKIM-produced records “Manager A Manager,” “Make One More,” “Sunny days,” and “Feel So Alive.” This is the beginning of Under New Management, the second season of Matt’s SHOW series. The first season of SHOW, which jumped off in 2014, was a breakthrough for Matt and led . . .

shea butter mami
New Music Mar 10  |  

Matt McGhee puts on for black women with “Shea Butter Mami”

“I love my woman with a little color in her. A little fighter in her. A lotta lover in her.” Matt McGhee puts on for the beautiful black women of the world with his latest drop, the Jaylen!-produced “Shea Butter Mami.” This one has springtime fun written all over it. Happy #InternationalWomensDay 🚺🌍❤️#SheaButterMami pic.twitter.com/8kZE9p0dtb — . . .

shining
New Music Dec 26  |  

Matt McGhee won’t let dark times stop him from “Shining”

“We gon’ keep shining, wherever we go.” It’s been another very solid year for Maryland’s own Matt McGhee. He decided to wrap up the year with the release of an introspective new Lakim-produced release called “Shining.” The multi-talented producer and rapper isn’t afraid to get vulnerable, expressing his need for a breakthrough of some sort. . . .

Pressure
New Music Dec 21  |  

Ciscero – “Pressure” ft. Matt McGhee & April George

Ciscero‘s latest release, “Pressure,” features chill, piano laden instrumentation and introspective lyrics. It’s well worth the listen. With the help of fellow DMV-based creatives Matt McGhee and April George, Ciscero creates a soulful, head nodding listening experience. Matt goes in on his verse as always, and April adds her uniquely soulful vocals to the fray. . . .

Carnival
New Music Oct 1  |  

Matt McGhee – “Carnival” (Video)

Maryland emcee and producer Matt McGhee has a knack for sharp bars and dark production, and the Andy McMann-produced “Carnival” is one of his more intriguing releases in recent memory. His newly released visual accompaniment has a distinctly dark aesthetic that compliments the song’s sound very well. This song is the lead single from Matt’s . . .

Grammy Gang 2
New Music Aug 26  |  

Matt McGhee, rMell and Lakim suit up for “Grammy Gang 2”

Lakim lays the beat down, while Matt McGhee and rMell bring the verses. “Grammy Gang 2” is a cut to ride around town to. GramFam has never been lacking in terms of confidence and charisma, and they continue to put on for Maryland. Look for more releases leading up to Matt’s Under New Management project . . .

Make 1 More
New Music Jun 12  |  

Matt McGhee and LAKIM team up to “Make 1 More”

Matt McGhee provides the sharp delivery and confident bars. LAKIM keeps the soul-sampling production smooth as ever. We always appreciate these two when they team up, and we’re happy that they decided to “Make 1 More,” at the very least. Look for Matt’s Fox Tale EP to release in the near future. Will it be a . . .

Luna
New Music May 16  |  

Matt McGhee – “Luna / Shea Butter Mami”

Each time you hear a new Matt McGhee record, you get the full package. The Maryland-based emcee and producer takes production from frequent collaborator Jaylen! for his new two-part release, “Luna / Shea Butter Mami.” The cover art is split in two, with one half each dedicated to the respective song themes. Stream “Luna” and “Shea . . .

Carnival
New Music Mar 30  |  

Matt McGhee Lays Down the Law on “Carnival”

Matt McGhee‘s flow is as tight as ever on his latest drop, “Carnival.” He keeps it authentic and stays focused, making sure it’s clear that he intends to bring his whole team with him as he continues to see more success. Ominous Andy McMann production sets the stage, and Mr. McGhee delivers again. Stream “Carnival” . . .

Homies
New Music Feb 29  |  

Watch Ciscero & Matt McGhee’s Iconic “Homies” Video

“Homies” is a song that struck a nerve with a lot of us, thanks to the nostalgic feeling sparked by the production and a topic we can all relate to; appreciating the people we hold near and dear to our hearts. Ciscero and fellow DMV emcee Matt McGhee dropped heartfelt verses on the song, and . . .