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|Birth name||Matthew Barrett|
|Origin||Perth, Western Australia|
B-Style Entertainment/Shogun Distribution
Matthew Barrett grew up in Western Australia and was a member of Perth's Syllaboliks hip hop crew. A former pro surfer, Barrett only began rapping seriously when Syllaboliks came together in 1999. Formerly signed to Obese Records, he later released music on his own label, B-Style Entertainment.
Barrett's first track to be released was "Courageous", appearing on the Culture of Kings compilation in 2000. This was followed in 2002 by his debut album, The Courageous LP. A song from that album, "Fridays", appears on Triple J's 2005 album Super Request—Dog's Breakfast, a compilation of frequently requested songs from Triple J's Super Request program.
He performed at the Rosemount Hotel in Perth at an All Stars gig following the Robert Hunter Cup in 2014.
- The Courageous LP – Obese Records (2002)
Singles and EPs
- Simple but Effective – B-Style Entertainment/Shogun Distribution (2006)
- Culture of Kings — Volume 1 – Obese Records (2000) (song: "Courageous")
- Mamma's Kitchen – Obese Records (2005) (song: "Courageous")
- Super Request—Dog's Breakfast – ABC Records (2005) (song: "Fridays")
- "3 Demon MC's" by Clandestein (Clandestein 2001, Syllaboliks Records)
- "Matty B's Insight" by Downsyde (Epinonimous 2001, Syllaboliks Records)
- "Esposing EM" by Hunter and Dazastah (Done DL 2002, Syllaboliks/Obese Records)
- "Raw Cause" by DJ Ransom (15.OZ Vinyl 2004, Crookneck Records)
- "Nothin to Us" by Chopper Read (Chopper Read – Interview with a Madman 2006, Rott'n Records)
- "Interview with Matty B". Australia Music Online. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-02.[dead link]
- The Gold Coast Bulletin, 1 June 2006, "Effective Aussie voice" by Jodi Hammond
- Carlisle Rogers. "Matty B Article (May 10, 2006)". Beat Magazine. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
- "Discogs entry — Matty B". Retrieved 2008-01-03.
- The Courageous - track listing
- Byron Shire Echo - 11 November 2003
- Simple But Effective - track listing