When: Thu., Oct. 9 2014
hip-hop, rap, 9 p.m.
Matt Monday, the hip-hop artist formerly known as Righchus, left the Holy City for the Big Apple last year, trading the slow, Southern life for a more fast-paced adventure. “The trains suck, but everything else is pretty cool,” he says. “I’m getting exposed to a lot of different things.” Over the summer, Monday released “The Lomax” off his new record Filthy, and the video for the hoppin’ track premiered on swimclique.com last week. Since the move, Monday has also started up the label S.W.I.M. (Southern Wealth in Music) with partners Jeffery Berry and Mike Santos. The venture allows Monday to do what he wants with his music, while helping other artists, too. “Had I known the things I know now about the business when I was 21, things would be completely different, so I definitely want to pass that knowledge on,” Monday says. “Having your own label isn’t complicated at all. Just requires talent, dedication, and a good knowledge of the business.” Monday’s performance this week is his first since moving away and changing his name. All proceeds from the show will benefit H1gher Learning, a non-profit that rewards the academic excellence of at-risk students with brand-new sneakers. —Kelly Rae Smith