Tanner Petulla, better known as Getter has had an absolutely wild ride as an artist. Having originally started out in the world of riddim, his journey through dubstep, trap, future bass, house, hip-hop/rap, metal and beyond has been paved with fandom, opposition, controversy, but above all else, incredible perseverance. Today we are conflicted - although we’re extremely excited about the upcoming release of Getter’s new album Visceral, it will also mark his self-announced departure from EDM, so we’re celebrating Getter’s 7+ year journey as an artist today with The Evolution Of Getter.
Early Beginnings (2011)
Back when Skrillex was bringing dubstep to unlikely audiences and David Guetta dominated the dance music charts with vocal heavy house, Getter was on some other sh*t entirely. Slowly on the rise with fellow riddim producers Point.Blank, Sluggo and F3tch around the time that names like Eptic, Trampa, Liquid Stranger and more were emerging, Getter first began to make a name for himself via numerous compilation singles on labels like Tuff Love Dubs and Ultragore, ultimately going on to drop his first two Exterminationand GruesomeEP’s on Ultragore Records.
”Cybertron Disco” and “Obliterate” both perfectly exemplify Getter’s riddim roots.
Rise to Prominence (2012 - 2014)
Around 2012 - 2014 is when Getter really began to blow up in the dubstep scene. After saving up enough to move to LA, 19-year-old Petulla began jumping between labels BroTown and Rottun Recordings to drop his Epidemic, Psycho and SwineEP’s. Getter went on to join heavy hitters like AFK, Excision, MUST DIE!, Protohype and ETC!ETC! on Datsik’s Firepower Records. This is when we see Getter’s streak really start to pick up with the release of his next two EP’s, Smasherand Thriller, as well as his first full length albumI Want Moreand his compilation project Trenchlords.
“A ‘Trenchlord’ is someone who I think makes fuckin’ dope music that I collaborate with and recruit to the trench project. Basically a smaller community full of quality artists I like and can collaborate the way we want to.” - Getter (via a 2014 Your EDM interview)
A cosign and tour placement from Datsik helped open the door for Getter to be picked up on remix packages for Barely Alive, Destroid, Borgore and more.
Going Viral (2015 - 2016)
Not even a year later, we see Getter start to gain some serious traction. In 2015 shortly after Getter and Nick Colletti become IRL friends and “Head Splitter” is picked up by OWSLA, the now LA-based producer quickly achieved viral status courtesy of the infamous “suh dude” vines (and later the song). In the fall in 2015 though, Getter shared something that seemed completely out of left field to many of his fans - Getter Presents: Planet Neutral. Dedicated to his friend Johnnie Greenback who had recently passed, this 9-track, chill-album not only helped show that Getter wasn’t afraid to branch out, but that he was and is a much more powerful producer than some had been giving him credit for.
*If you haven’t checked out Planet Neutral it’s definitely worth a listen, especially since Getter has alluded to the fact that his forthcoming album Visceral is a continuation of that project.*
Collabs with Ookay and Borgore were a few other key tracks to come out around Getters 2015-16 rise.
Shred Collective, Terror Reid and Departing from EDM (2017 - Present)
At the beginning of 2017 Getter’s career reached the highest point of its trajectory thus far, to which he responded by following in the footsteps of his predecessors in creating his own label - Shred Collective.
Although the collective’s main function is to release music, Getter has stated numerous times (including in this video where he breaks down the new label) that the collective is centered around a community of his closest friends. The philosophy of Shred Collective is, in simple terms, to equally fund all artists ambitions within the Shred community.
“Would you rather have a million dollars and broke friends, or have all your homies have $100,000?” - Getter
A few things happened around the time of the collective’s inception: Getter shared another track, “Inhalant Abuse” that has since become one of his biggest releases to date, embarked on a mini series titled “The Real Bros of Simi Valley” and launched an incredible new rap hip-hop/alias, Terror Reid (which we've definitely had on repeat since its inception).
Although at first Getter feigned ignorance concerning the new project, saying that he had no idea who Terror Reid was or that he blacks out and when he comes to he finds out Terror Reid “stole his hip-hop beats”, Petulla has since embraced the project as part of his catalog. Characterized by hard-hitting, old school hip-hop beats akin to the early 90's era of Public Enemy, Wu Tang and Cypress Hill, Terror Reid has slowly taken on a life of its own and has even started to be booked alongside Getter at some major festivals.
Terror Reid's first two releases, "Uppercuts & "Who Dat?" remain the most streamed singles released via the project.
Understandably, not everyone was an immediate fan of Terror Reid, and soon after dropping a few more singles as both Getter and TR, in response to harsh criticism from a fan, the Petulla took to twitter to announce he would be moving on from the industry in which he had spent most of his career.
im leaving the edm industry very soon. can only deal with so much 👋🏼
Around this time Getter also began to yet again branch out with his sound, dropping a three-track EP, Dahlia I and heavy trap single “Bury Me” with Florida/LA transplant rapper Ghostmane, as well as metal/trap/rap fusion track “Colorblind”.
Solo perfectly exemplifies Getter’s recent transition away from a defined genre.
We can’t say for sure what the future will hold for Petulla. With the release of his latest track “Made For You (Alone Again)” and having recently shared the full tracklist for the 12-track album, Visceral (set for release on deadmau5' label) - while excited about the new mau5trap partnership, Getter has been firm in stating that his Shred Collective label will continue to live on. Additionally, although Getter has continued to confirm his imminent departure from EDM since the initial announcement was made at the beginning of 2017, this hasn’t stopped him from teasing the seemingly ridiculous amount of music he still has in the works, hopefully some of which will see the light of day in the near future.
2017 watch out for 2 new getter EPs metal album rap album tours merch funny videos sample packs preset packs remix kits & wayyyyy more shit
Donald Glover has already had a very interesting career by the age of 34. The highly versatile artist has successfully maintained his high profile position in both film and as a rapper under the name Childish Gambino. In the past we’ve seen rappers turned actors like Ice Cube, Mark Wahlberg and Will Smith, and even actors turn into rappers as was the case with Drake. However, it’s a rarity for an artist to have a a truly successful career in both worlds simultaneously like Glover has been able to do.
The Grammy-winning recording artist is also an Emmy & Golden Globe-winning actor, writer, and director that’s somehow found the time to sustain a highly successful career in both fields concurrently. We’ve seen Glover make quite an impact already and he’s progressed his achievements more and more every year. In just the past couple years he launched an award-winning tv-show Atlanta that he both created and starred in while building a dedicated following, appeared in high profile movies while announcing more he's involved in as well as performing at and winning his first Grammy award. He’s such a rare and interesting creative individual we’ve decided to map out some highlights of Glover's story from his first roles in comedy to the present day pop culture icon he's become.
2002-2006: New York University (Comedy troupe involvement & dramatic writing studies)
Glover attended the prestigious New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied dramatic writing. While in school he laid the foundation for his comedy career as a part of comedy troupe Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz. After some time, he left the troupe to start a sketch comedy group, Derrick Comedy, alongside Dominic Dierkes and DC Pierson. The group had numerous videos go viral, helping Donald begin to make a name for himself and eventually catch the attention of 30 Rock.
2006-2009: 30 Rock TV Show (Co-writer of the TV show)
When 30 Rock’s executive producer David Miner was sent some Derrick Comedy videos by none other than Amy Poehler, Miner reached out to Glover to set up a meeting with Tina Fey. After meeting with Donald, Fey hired him immediately as a writer for her show before he had even graduated college. Although he and the show won numerous awards (including Emmys) in the two years Donald was a writer, he made the decision to move on from 30 Rock to pursue his numerous other projects and ambitions.
June 5, 2008: Sick Boi (Childish Gambino debut)
Glover made his debut as Childish Gambino while still working with 30 Rock. He actually came up with his rapping moniker through a Wu-Tang name generator website. The mixtape Sick Boi was the start of Glover's hybrid career involving both music and film.
Jan. 17, 2009: Mystery Team (First feature film)
The Derrick Comedy group premiered their Mystery Team feature film at Sundance in 2009. The independent, full-length movie was about a trio of high-schoolers who solved mysteries. Glover and his Derrick Comedy partners all wrote and starred in the film.
2009 - 2013: Community (Starring role on TV)
Glover was picked up by NBC’s Community for the role of Troy Barnes, who was described by the creator as a “dumb jock.” While it was well known he was a talented writer, this role showcased his ability as an actor as he was so well liked on the series he began to build a loyal fanbase. Just when the show was at its peak, he had an early departure from the series after just the fifth episode of the final season to yet again pursue his many side projects, which led to him writing and landing Atlanta with FX.
Sep. 17, 2009: Poindexter (Second mixtape)
Donald Glover self-released his second independent,14-track mixtape - Poindexter.
Jan. 5, 2010 & Feb. 4, 2010: I AM JUST A RAPPER & I AM JUST A RAPPER 2 (Mixtapes)
These two mixtapes were what really first earned Glover some attention in the rap world. On these projects, we heard him rapping over indie beats from artists such as Grizzly Bear, Neon Indian and more. He was clearly building and experimenting with his sound on these releases.
March 19, 2010: Comedy Central Presents: Donald Glover (Stand-up)
Glover earned his first Comedy Central stand up special “Comedy Central Presents: Donald Glover." The special was a 30-minute stand-up performance aired on Comedy Central as part of the network's main half-hour program that spanned 13 years.
July 3, 2010: Culdesac (Mixtape)
Just a few months after I AM JUST A RAPPER & I AM JUST A RAPPER 2, Glover self-released yet another mixtape. At the time, he had his fair share of fans from Community and began crossing over as a legitimate artist in the hip-hop world.
May 2010: #Donald4Spiderman (Fan Campaign)
When a list of prospective actors to play the role of Peter Parker in Sony’s Spider-Man franchise reboot were announced, many fans of Glover championed for him to be cast as the lead role. The hashtag #Donald4Spiderman began trending as he responded “I don’t want to just be given the role. I want to be able to audition. I truly love Spider-Man.” However, he didn't end up getting a chance audition for the role.
Feb. 28, 2011: “Freaks & Geeks” (Music Video)
Glover releases the first music video under his rapping moniker. Not only was this his first official video, but also the first glimpse of Glover as a rapper to many. This was not only his first song we covered on TSIS, but this was also the song that started earning him palpable respect as a artist in the hip-hop world.
March 8, 2011: EP (Debut EP)
Glover's first EP arrived as a 5-track project in 2011. Although it was originally uploaded as a free download, we wouldn't see it on Spotify till 2018 where it became available to his fans on the streaming platform for the first time. This EP marks a turning point in Glover's music career, as it's the first time we see Glover and Swedish film composer Ludwig Göransson working together. The two met on the set of Community, as Göransson worked as composer for the show. The duo would continue producing together throughout all of Glover's future releases.
Sep. 6, 2011: Glassnote Records (Signed Label Deal)
Glover signed with indie tastemaker label Glassnote in preparation for his debut studio album, Camp. The label was an interesting choice as he was the only rapper signed at the time alongside indie acts such as Phoenix and Mumford and Sons.
Nov. 15, 2011: Camp (Debut Album)
Donald Glover's debut studio album as Childish Gambino,Camp, was released via Glassnote records. The album was co-produced by Glover himself and Göransson. Camp gained a large number of Childish Gambino fans and hit number 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 52,000 copies in its first week. Each track on the LP has since racked up quite a few plays, with “Heartbeat” currently having over 78 million streams on Spotify.
Feb. 18, 2012: Donald Glover: Weirdo (Stand-up)
Donald Glover landed his first hour-long stand-up special on Comedy Central. This was a big step in his career as a stand-up comic and helped grow his fanbase even further as a multi-talented artist.
Aug. 15, 2013: Clapping For The Wrong Reasons (Short Film)
Donald Glover teamed with director Hiro Murai for a near 25-minute, absurd short film in which Chance The Rapper makes an appearance. Glover and Murai's relationship would prove important, as Murai is now the director for Glover’s Atlanta FX show.
Dec 10, 2013: Because the Internet (Album)
Childish Gambino’s second studio album Because the Internet was also eleased via Glassnote and Universal. The LP debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200 charts selling 96,000 copies in the first week. Because the Internet went on to earn a Gold certification and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2015 Grammy's, as well as “3005” being nominated for Best Rap Performance. The release also came paired with a screenplay of the same name, uploaded by Glover to becausetheinter.net. Supposedly, Clapping For The Wrong Reasons acted as a prequel to the screenplay for Because the Internet. The screenplay was also written to sync up with the album and came complete with visuals. A copy of the screenplay and related content can be found here.
Oct. 10, 2014: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Actor)
Donald Glover's acting career continues to progress with a small role of “Greg” in the children's book-based family movie starring Steve Carell.
Oct. 2-3, 2014: STN MTN / Kauai (Mixtape / EP)
Glover's seventh mixtape, STN MTN, was released as a free download a day before his second EP, Kauai, was released - again via Glassnote records. Both parts of the joint project is considered as one cohesive concept album with dual sides. With this release, we saw a more story-based approach to Glover's music as STN MTN followed a story of Childish Gambino in a dream where he “ran Atlanta” only to wake up in Hawaii, which is where Kauai picks up. Kauai hit number 18 on the US Billboard 200 selling 16,000 copies its first week.
Mar. 21, 2015: MTVU Woodie Awards, Best Video Award For “Sober” (Award)
Childish Gambino’s “Sober” took MTV’s 2015 award for best video. The Hiro Murai-directed video beat out fellow nominees including Beyonce and a Flying Lotus x Kendrick Lamar collaboration.
Oct. 2, 2015: The Martian (Actor)
Donald Glover landed the supporting role of Rich Purnell in the Matt Damon-starring film, The Martian. The film went on to earn Oscar nominations and even won several Golden Globe Awards.
Donald’s three performances showcasing new music were bizarre to say the least. The shows were first announced through Glover launching a new app titled Pharos.Earth with a mysterious countdown. A few days later it was revealed he would be hosting three shows called PHAROS in Joshua Tree, California with new music and a “full album experience.” The shows required attendees to lock their phones in cases to create a “phone-free” experience. The actual performances took place in a dome with video projections. He premiered a new album that was described as island / tribal influenced much different from previous Childish Gambino releases. He also screened the first episodes of Atlanta ahead of the official TV debut. This album he debuted was later revealed to be titled Awaken, My Love.
Glover is the executive producer, writer, and lead actor of his ongoing FX series Atlanta, of which he also directed two episodes in the first season. It almost seems that everything in his career has lead up to this point, where he takes his experiences in hip-hop to the TV screen for his comedy show about two cousins trying to make it in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. Glover has received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Television series as well as Atlanta getting a nomination for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.
Childish Gambino's latest album arrived on Dec. 2. While all of his previous musical endeavors have been rap, he switched things up on his latest project, delivering an amazing album filled with funk and soul. Awaken, My Love took his fans by surprise and while some of his fans were dissuaded by the matured direction, he gained a new following that wasn't quite present for/into his hip-hop projects. Even Questlove took to Instagram with excitement, saying, "Dude I'm so fucked up right now. I can't even form the proper hyperbolic sentence to explain to D'angleo why I woke him up at 4am to listen to this. I'm like---when is the last time someone sucker punched me on this level.....I mean I knew #AroundTheWorldInADay was coming & it was a left turn---I'm about to blow the wigs off music historians... but I thought I was getting some fresh millennial 2016 hip hop shit and I got sucker punched..." We too were blown away by the project and the ever-expanding versatility of Glover.
Donald further solidified his position as one of the top entertainers at the 2017 Golden Globes. He won awards for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy as well as Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, both awards for his Atlanta series on FX.
Jan 12, 2017: Signs overall deal with FX Productions (Actor / Writer)
Following his massive success with Atlanta, FX has inked a deal with Donald to develop new projects for the network. Nick Grad, president of programming for FX Networks and FX productions said “Atlanta is just the beginning, the breakout comedy of the year and a series revered as much for its originality as its honest look at the experience of being aspiring, young and black in that legendary city. We’re proud to partner with Donald in an overall deal that will allow him to continue turning his creative vision into incredible television.” They had announced he would be leading the project for their animated Deadpool series, but they have since pulled the plug on the adaptation series.
During his performance at Governor’s Ball music festival, Glover made the announcement that his next Childish Gambino album will be his last. He later confirmed this statement at the 2017 Grammy awards, saying “I stand by that. I’m really appreciative of this. I’m making another project right now, but I like endings. I think they’re important to progress. I think if a lot of things had death clauses in them, we wouldn’t have a lot of problems in the world, to be honest. I think endings are good because they force things to get better.”
July 7, 2017: Spider-Man: Homecoming (Actor)
Donald Glover delivers a roll in the latest Spider-Man movie as Aaron Davis years after a fan-led campaign to see him as Peter Parker.
Sep. 17, 2017: Emmy awards for Atlanta (Award)
Donald Glover won awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. This was a huge milestone not only for Glover, but for all aspiring directors of color as he became the first black recipient of the award for best directing in a comedy series.
After making comments that his next album would be his last as Childish Gambino, Glover inks a new record deal with RCA Records saying it was a “necessary change of pace.” A date for his next release has not been announced at this time.
After being nominated in 2015 for both Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance, Glover earned himself five nominations and a performance at the 2018 Grammys. The performance was a huge milestone in his musical career and was followed by winning a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance on “Redbone.” In an interview he confirmed he still planned on this next album being his last.
The anticipated follow-up to his award winning first season for FX's Atlanta officially debuted on March 1 and concluded on May 10. Following up on his Golden Globe award, the season two premiere had the best ratings of any cable comedy in the past year.
In perhaps the most significant move of his musical career, Glover drops "This Is America." The music video alone, directed by Hiro Murai received enormous amounts of praise, amassing hundreds of millions of YouTube plays in just a couple of months. "This Is America" went on to debut at number one, Glover's first number one and top ten single in the U.S.
Not only did Donald Glover show up to host Saturday Night Live with a handful of hilarious sketches, but he doubled down and performed (and debuted) his latest single, "This Is America."
May 25, 2018: Solo: A Star Wars Story (Actor)
Glover's appearance as the charismatic and sleazy Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars spinoff Solo was highly anticipated, and ultimately critically acclaimed. Some claim that his character stole the screen, even though he only showed up in the later parts of the film.
The Lion King - Simba (Actor)
Donald Glover has been announced as playing the voice of Simba in the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King. The movie is expected in July of 2019 and also includes the voice of Beyonce for the role of Nala.
Collaborative mixtape with Chance The Rapper (Mixtape)
For years there have been hints and rumors surrounding a collaborative mixtape between Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper. At the 2017 Emmy awards Glover spoke about the project, saying “In music I don’t want to do anything because I’m forced to. I think once you do that things start to get bad… Also I feel like if I don’t make a Chance The Rapper mixtape, like double mixtape, a bunch of 14-year-olds are gonna kick my ass. They stop me on the street and it’s kinda scary so I think I gotta do something and probably will.”
Kanye West took over the internet last week with his epic listening party he held in Wyoming for his album Ye. Despite the event being invite only, some who weren't supposed to be there managed to make it into the exclusive event. This article Highsnobiety put together highlights a 17-year-old kid who "finessed" his way in, which was very cool, but turns out he was put on the guestlist, so it wasn't much of an adventure story.
Well luckily I discovered a bigger adventure then I could have realized. I happened to be scrolling through the comments of that post and someone caught my eye. This young fan posted "this is how I *actually* finessed my way in" wearing a chef outfit and I died laughing. After looking at his Facebook page and seeing a video of him actually at the party I decided to dig further and get in touch with this legend.
I learned that Matty, age 21, and his friend Sam, age 19, drove up from Denver with an insane plan to get into the party wearing chef outfits.... and it actually worked. We were able to speak with Matty who told us the exclusive story with full details and it turned out to be absolutely incredible and inspiring adventure.
See our interview below.
Were you already in the area or did you travel to get there?
Drove 10 hours from south Denver.
I dressed up as a chef to get a in.
What was your plan exactly?
We set out to Jackson Hole at 4am Thursday morning. The night before on twitter I was searching hashtags and found about 5 people who leaked that they were going.
So I followed them on everything. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Basically anywhere we could pick up clues to how to find the venue.
Once there we drove straight to the airport. We walked around for about an hour until a private jet flew in and then our twitter blew up with people landing and taking pictures. The hashtag #ProjectWyoming quickly popped up.
Then everyone rolled out of the airport in about three private Mercedes vans and a bus. We followed them to the main hotel where kanye was housing everyone.
Sam and Matty pictured above
So once you found out where it was what was your plan for getting in?
You ever seen Burn Notice before?
I’ve gotten through my entire life on the idea of What Would Michael Westen Do? I’ve gotten girlfriends from this, free concert tickets, and passed all of high school by finessing and having 20 second of courage.
So the night before I had a friend go to a restaurant supply store and buy me two professional chef uniforms. Hats and white button coats.
That was our main plan. Dress up and hopefully walk through the back door or device entrance. We planned to carry empty silver take out trays and play it off like we were late with extra food because they ran out. Who is gonna stop someone from delivering kanye food?
Once we found out it was outside we had to adapt. The venue was tucked back with a looooong dirt road entrance covered by about 5 guards and a sheriff. #Yikes but hey this is my favorite artist and there’s people I need to meet in there to network and further my own career so I said #SendIt.
We parked down the street at a lodge and changed. I then stopped at a gas station and bought a pack of cigars even though I don’t smoke, neither does my buddy. The reason being, I knew the party was running late because of a girl I was texting on the inside that I slid in her DMs on twitter and made quick friends with.
It’s he perfect cover. Two angry chefs sneak out for a smoke break because some LA kids are running late partying to some rapper. No one is gonna question that.
So we did a drive by to see the front entrance again and they security guys were backing up about 30 teenagers trying to get in. This was our moment.
So we ran down the street to the entrance and put on our game faces. By now all the teenagers were dispersed. Smokes in my pocket Incase we needed a cover I greeted the security guard.
“Whoa what’s this man!” I shouted “I go on break for ten minutes and you kick out all the rowdy kids?? Good job man!” I said in a low voice. He joked back “yeah man just trying to keep you guys safe” so I put my hand on his shoulder and asked his name, let’s say it was Mike. I said “thank you Mike keep up the good work” and walked right past him.
Mike yelled back over his shoulder for me to sneak him a plate of food... little did Mike know he just got duped.
It’s important to note we found the venue early so we had enough time to plan and scout because of a legit MIRACLE. We were parked outside the hotel when a box truck came down the road. As it turned a box fell off the back bumper that was left there on accident. It was true fate. As I got out of my whip to check the box out of curiosity the truck stoped and went back..... the girl driving the truck was wearing a bright orange Kanye hoodie for the event. We almost finessed a whole box of merch. She got the box back but now we knew exactly who to follow.
So after you found the hotel you found the venue from a chance encounter with someone delivering merch and followed them. After you got in with the chef outfits what happened next?
This is where things got hairy. For one the road was super muddy lol.
But there was about three check points on the way to the venue on the road with security and cops.
The weird part is, no one pressed us. We walked right in and waved at each check point. This is useful for later in the story.
So then we got to the last cop. A nice lady cop by the entrance to the private tents with all the celebrities. I pointed beyond her and said “ma’am have you seen any big trash cans around here? (lol idk do chefs actually take out trash?) and she said no so we pushed back in a hurry mumbling about how we needed to find it.
So then we just started playing the part. Our idea was if we stayed busy we wouldn’t get pressed. The catering staff was only about 20 people. It amazes me how no one asked us who we were. So we started walking around emptying trash cans. A security guard was onto us and asked if we had bracelets... yikes.
I fed him a story on how “hey look man we been working for hours and want to go home but if I need to get a bracelet I will” so we radioed the event coordinator for two extra bracelets. She was very frustrated she had to run such a silly errand but I persisted and went on about how I was frustrated that I was just trying to do my job.
It was actually working. The the head chef of the restaurant actually catering snapped at us to get back to work. Loooool bro okay.
You legends. What type of tasks did they have you do? Or did you try to make yourself look busy? And how did you make the transition from being "chefs" to actual guests at the party?
So we just kept ourselves busy. Our excuse for about 30 minutes as we were looking for trash bags.
One guy even asked me to make him a drink. He got just about the strongest Jack and Coke he ever drank lol. I went behind the bar and made it for him. There was a cute blonde waitress I found myself talking to though as part of my cover. She was cool.
We then realized we wouldn’t be able to blend in when the music started. We headed back out to the car. During our time milling around and working we saw Chris Rock, and jonah Hill along with a whole slew of rappers.
So now for the clothes. We grabbed an empty trash bag and headed out to the car down the dirt road. On our way out we said by the all the cops and even asked “hey are you local? We aren’t from around here and we need to buy more trash bags” they all said no but hey we had an excuse.
So we went out to the car and stuffed our trash bag with our street clothes and walked back in. We again told Mike thanks for doing such a good job as head of security.
So once on our way back in EVERYONE wanted to check our bracelets which was so weird. They saw us leave a few minutes earlier and didn’t stop us the first time. Maybe we got lucky.
So the only bathroom in there besides the one being guarded by the lady cop who would for sure recognize us.... was by the kitchen with all the chef and it was only a one stall bathroom.
We went in to the bathroom dressed as chef with our trash bag of clothes... we both ducked into the stall quick. My buddy stood on the seat as I changed so no one would be able to tell we were in there. Then I slid out of the stall and acted like I was waiting to use it.
By chance there was two glass drinks left half drank on the counter of the sink. When he was done changing we then headed out of the bathroom. Hats tipped low and drinks in hand.
Then I literally bumped into the one blonde waitress I was talking to. She had to of recognized me... I said “sorry ma’am, have a good evening” and quickly walked out of the barn into the dusk outside. We ditched the drinks and went into the middle of the crowd where Chris rock was opening up the night with jokes.
That's incredible. What was the most memorable moments from the party for you? Any other stories you want to tell about it?
So I actually connected with a nice gal. She’s got some clout so I don’t wanna use her name but we clicked and are texting. I think meeting her and possibly being able to expand my career through her connections was awesome. Super cool gal.
On top of that. Leading up to this event bro to be honest I was really having a bad time. Two weeks of severe depression.
Not gonna sugar coat it or exaggerate it but I was really not wanting to live. I stopped hanging out with people. I wasn’t doing well at work. I was really just not wanting To feel anything.
Then Ghost Town came on and I am getting chills writing this. 070 Shake, Desiigner and Lil Yachty all went to the back of the crowd where I was. Hardly anyone else was around. 070 Shake started dancing and flying with her arms out in the field to her part of the song. I stood there with Desiigner and he put his arm around my shoulder as we danced and swayed to the song. “I put my hand on a stove, to see if I still bleed. And nothing hurts anymore, I feel kind of free”.
I broke down sobbing and put my hand around my buddy. It’s weird but God used Kanye in a significant way to restart both of us. This whole experience was nothing short of a miracle.
I’m getting the album cover tattooed. The mountains, the neon green “WYOMING” logo and probably the lyrics I sent you from Ghost Town as a reminder that yeah life blows. At the right time, the right sized miracle will come along
After the interview was over Matty also revealed that he himself was in fact a rapper had just dropped a mixtape, you can listen to Matty's "First Bxxk" project here.
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