We've all heard of the triple threat. Matthaeus Ebonah is threat infinity. This music aficionado is no stranger to the game. From the age of six Matthaeus, born and raised in the DMV, began playing keyboard by ear.
Mastering instruments is no simple feat the older we get, nonetheless Matthaeus started playing bass and guitar in his early 20’s, producing artists such as R.U.S.H., Ril’eyz, Enellshii and Brother Art, himself included at age of 16. Even founding his own conglomerate of artists and producers dedicated to creating thought provoking, inspiring and positive music—The Millenium Renaissance, founded in 2003 at 20 years old. After a friend from church in 2003, told Matthaeus his first mix tape kept her daughter from committing suicide, he committed to keeping his music positive.
Different from a lot of hip hop artists Matthaeus says, “What’s unique about my musicianship as a hip-hop artist is being known to perform with live instruments and creating beats live, during a performance.” With his bassy, passionate consciousness Matthaeus comes alive on his tracks. A far cry from a baby grand piano, Matthaeus goes HAM with his booming yet comforting voice. He’s punchy, energetic and soulful with beats that will have you nodding your head like a punk kid at a rock concert. Opening up for the likes of CeCe Winans, voluntary shows for the NAACP and various churches Matthaeus’ hunger to share his music has not died.
In the prime of his life, Matthaeus is active on the music scene ,playing guitar for the Walk By Faith Band and second mic for #SkyLyte. Matthaeus continues to work on his own solo projects as well as working with various other thought provoking artist.