Rapper Matty P, hailing from across the pond in Mansfield, UK, has his own unique brand of Rap/Electronica. While he has potential, he is not quite there yet to be entirely successful. With some tweaks, he can be a force to be reckoned with.
On “Change You,” the chorus is a sped-up chipmunk sample of a song, which has been done countless times before in Rap music, but more successfully. Matty P’s rap skills are not as sharp as they could be, and his flow is off at times. His voice becomes monotonous and boring after awhile. He makes a great effort, but again, his rhyme skills are not sharp on “Three Two One.” This song has a fast tempo and a catchy Techno/Dance beat that gets your body moving, but the bad rapping takes away from the song, with the off-kilter flow and boring sound of Matty P’s voice. The song would work better as just a dance song or with better rap segments. This could be said for the next song too– “Git Get Go.” The beat is hot, with a good Techno beat to get you out on the dance floor. But the Rap/Spoken Word part of the song is terrible– it doesn’t seem to go with the music, it sounds listless and uninteresting, and seems out of place with the beat. This song would be better off with no rap at all– it would be great as just an instrumental dance song to play in the clubs. Unfortunately, Matty P’s voice makes the song almost unbearable to listen to and makes you want to turn it off before it plays all the way through.
Matty P has a good sense of what good Electronica/Dance music is composed of. His rap skills are what need work. His flow is off and his voice too monotone– he needs to step up his game if he wants to succeed as a rapper. Also, the use of the chipmunk chorus technique is outdated and has been done to death, so he needs to come up with a fresher concept. Perhaps Matty P should just stick to the Electronica side of music, and enjoy a career making dance music, such as Deadmu5 or Daft Punk.