What Keeps You Here?
Episode 8

The Blu Mantic - Contemporary Sacred Hip Hop Artist

Vergil Smith What Keeps You Here? published on

Matiwane D Mathews II ( born Dec. 28, 1990 ), better known as Blu Mantic, is an American poet, songwriter, actor, teacher, and contemporary sacred hip-hop artist.

Originally from Killeen, Texas, he moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue the dreams of being an entertainer. After finishing his acting school in 2013, Blu quite his job in Times Sq, was homeless for 3 months and traveled to Warsaw, Poland. Since 2009, he has been writing lyrically driven tracks. They are meant to spark the mind, heal the heart, and move the soul.

After the release of his first EP The Yesod EP ,he was invited by Popkiller to be the first American artist to feature on the XXL freshman type collaboration, M?ode Wilki 5 . He has opened for well known artist such as Smif-n-Wessun, Afu-Ra, and even featured on Media Kraft as an Ebonics language tutor. Upon the release of his new single “Legacy” in Aug 2017, he has begin to finalize a project with a Soul/Jazz/Funk/HipHop band called The Haarpagans.



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