Fans get a surprised EP while waiting on Matt Monday’s album release.
[Charleston, SC-Nov. 7] Just this week, Matt Monday dropped a “filthy”surprise on his fans by releasing a new EP. Before the Filth, hosted by DJBooth, is a nine track teaser to the Filthy album.
Filthy, was scheduled for release this past summer, but according to the Southern Wealth In Music (S.W.I.M) Group, the album has been pushed back until next year.
“Filthy is very important to our entire organization. We want to give our fans quality music, in which they can continue to listen to over time,” said John “JT” Tolbert, a representative from S.W.I.M. “So, why rush it?”
Before the Filth is exclusively available at DJBooth.net. Quoted verbatim from the site, “The project marks the end of a two-year hiatus following his 2012 Black Cradles mixtape. Included among its nine original tracks are (non-featured) lead single “The Lomax” and reader-approved follow-ups “Get It Wrong”, and “You.” DJBooth also calls Monday a “Charleston representative”, as he makes a number of references to his hometown throughout the EP. He’s even launching a film set in Charleston South Carolina to accompany the album.
Filthy: the Film,is Directed/Produced by Adrian Westendorff. Monday is the writer, Executive Producer and star. An hour after Before the Filth was unexpectedly released, Monday launched an online fundraiser; this campaign will help assist with post production, and registration fees for film festivals throughout the nation.
“I think the festivals will be a great way to introduce myself to a new demographic,” Monday says. “Filthy has really pushed me to keep setting high standards with my music and video production.”
The money raised from the online campaign, will also allow S.W.I.M. to release Filthy as a dual package with the album and film. To make a contribution to the campaign visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/filthy-the-film.
“From a creative standpoint, I know Filthy will separate me from other indie and Charleston-based artist,” Monday added.
About Matt Monday
Since the release of his first LP, Chaos Theory, Matt Monday has built a loyal fanbase and tested an enthusiastic stage presence, opening up for artists such as J. Cole, Tech N9ne, Warren G, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, The Movement, Pastor Troy, and even touring on Wiz Khalifa’s Deal or No Deal tour in 2010.Within four consecutive years, the Charleston City Paper named him the“Best Local Hip Hop Artist,” while his music and videos have gained accolades from websites such as 2DopeBoyz, The Smoking Section and DJ Booth. In 2013, he partnered with Mike Santos and Jeff Berry to create Southern Wealth In Music (S.W.I.M) Group, an indie label based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Monday’s next album Filthy will be his first project released by S.W.I.M in 2015.
About Filthy: The Film
Filthyis a short film based on a college dropout named Tobias (Matt Bostick). Tobias was once chemistry major and became very proficient at making pills. In high demand by local college students, Tobias begins to sell the pills, making him a cash cow in the city. In the midst of his new business venture, Tobias reunites with his girlfriend Lisa (Latrell Brennan) and move in together. After getting into some trouble with his distributor KP (Taji Hameed), Tobias promises Lisa that he would stay on the straight and narrow. However, throughout the film, he battles with his temptation for his growing wealth and keeping his promise to Lisa—the one he loves the most.