Aylesbury artist Matty Lloyd has just released his new album ‘Episode One’ — an 11 track project produced by Nutty P (Wretch 32, Ghetts, Sway, CasIsDead, Skepta) and contains features from Nolay, Mic Righteous and Suspence.
Reflecting on the dips and dives of emotional turmoil, Episode One is a refreshing and thought provoking hip hop project that tramples on themes most rappers are scared to even dip their toes in.
Throughout the project, you can hear the emcee and producer pairing ‘colouring outside of the lines’.
Matty’s confidence and presence on the mic shines through, whilst showing he has the guts to tackle challenging subjects whilst keeping the vibes progressing at a fast pace.
Having been directly affected by a number of profound life experiences, Matty Lloyd tackles a range of daring themes on Chapter One.
Whilst Nutty P’s production adds substance to the songs’ structures and sonics, the album offers up honesty and expressive lyricism along with tongue in cheek critiques on Matty’s take on music industry.
“I approached Nutty P to do a song commemorating the 10th anniversary of my brother committing suicide. It wasn’t a tribute song as I’d also lost another of my brothers to suicide in 2013, it was more to speak on the aftermath of going through that situation and how those around you act when dealing with it face to face.”
“I went back to Nutty as we discussed making a full project, and he agreed. I didn’t know exactly what direction I wanted to go in, I just wanted to make a solid rap project”
“The first song he put to me was ‘Psycho’. He’d laid the hook and as I’d had some experience with battle rap, he said he wanted me to be a little bit braggadocio, so I aimed it at the industry and how they only push one narrative… it is a tongue-in cheek-song littered with elements of truth.”
“We touch on numerous topics throughout, some being extremely serious and others just generally taking the piss.”
“Me and Nutty P were introduced in 2006 and over the years we have been able to develop a friendship. We’re not too different when it comes to what we’re influenced by, so making beats tailored specifically to me wasn’t hard at all. On the tracks he’s featured on he’s just as open & personal and almost as ridiculous as me. We just had fun with it. There was no feeling of being competitive, trying to get one up on the other or trying to fit into whatever is deemed relevant by industry standards. They don’t make the music, we do!”