maticulous is a Pittsburgh-born, Brooklyn-based producers ho can trace the origins of his own music journey and career to being an on-air DJ at Indiana University of Pennsylvania‘s WIUP‘s The Underground while in college. Soon after relocating to Brooklyn in 2004, maticulous landed an internship at beloved, New York-based underground hip hop record store Fat Beats. The Pittsburgh-born, Brooklyn-based producer quickly moved his way up the ranks, first as a buyer managed by DJ Eclipse and then later as an A&R/sales rep for Fat Beats Records/Distribution.
Being fully immersed in hip-hop wound up cementing the Pittsburgh-born, Brooklyn-based artist’s true passion and desire — to create and release his own music. maticulous’ debut effort, 2011’s The maticulous ep featured the critically applauded “Body The Beat,” a collaboration featuring Ruste Juxx, R.A. The Rugged Man and Heltah Skeltah‘s Rock. The accompanying video eventually amassed over 130,000 YouTube views.
Between 2011-2014 maticulous was extremely busy: The Pittsburgh-born, Brooklyn-based producer released a handful of instrumental/beat efforts — and he produced material for MF DOOM, J-Zone, Shabaam Sadeeq, and yU.
maticulous’ full-length debut, 2015’s The maticulous LP saw him collaborating with Masta Ace, M.O.P.’s LIl Fame, Rah Digga, Guilty Simpson, Blu, and Your Old Droog while highlighting his versatility as a producer. In 2017, a chance meeting with Justo The MC at SiriusXM led to a series of collaborations that began with 2019’s Mind of a Man, an album that was named one of Bandcamp‘s Top Albums in the month of its release — January 2019. The album also landed on a number of year-end lists. The pair then collaborated on the Bonus Room EP, which was released that summer. And they continued their collaboration with 2020’s County of Kings.
Continuing to cement a reputation for being wildly prolific, maticulous’ forthcoming album no caps is slated for an October 1, 2021 release. The album features guest sports from Homeboy Sandman, Skyzoo, Breeze Brewin, Uptown XO, yU and others. The album’s first single “Home Goin'” is a gritty head banger, centered around tweeter and woofer rattling beats, glistening and choppy synth arpeggios serving as a menacing and uneasy backdrop for Guilty Simpson telling the tale of attending the funeral of a local pimp/player. Throughout the song, vividly Simpson describes a cast of characters and their thoughts of the deceased OG, revealing a snake pit of deceit, greed, hypocrisy and violence.