Born in Ethiopia and raised in South Minneapolis, Mati has quickly established himself as a vital new voice in music. Rapping and singing with dexterity and cutting close to the bone with incisive, confessional writing, he’s shown versatility across styles while maintaining a singular vision. With his debut EP, Thoughts In Cursive (AGAINST GIANTS), Mati channels a lifetime of experience—the gospel music of his mother, his father’s refugee journey, and the wisdom of his older siblings—all into one of the most unforgettable introductions in recent memory.

Still just 22 years old, Mati’s creative and commercial enterprise could expand in any number of directions: He has potent hit records that could lead him to grace billboards and Grammy stages, the emotional intelligence to become a figure of totemic importance in the lives of young people, and the ingenuity to become the sort of cult figure who influences a new generation of musicians behind him.

But for now, Mati isn’t letting any possible eventuality get in the way of the now. “I’m an overthinker,” he admits. “I think about the past and the future a lot. But I’m trying to teach myself to be present.” With Thoughts In Cursive, Mati offers a prismatic look at just how much joy and longing, anguish and relief, ego, and humility can be suspended in a single moment in time.

Past Shows


Sep
1
st
2023
7th St Entry
Sep
1
st
2023
7th St Entry

Mati

'Thoughts In Cursive' EP Release
with GR3G and Say Sa’Je

More Shows

Aug
11
th
Fine Line

SeeYouSpaceCowboy

with The Callous Daoboys and Omerta
Oct
20
th
Fine Line

The Elovaters

with Cisco Adler and Bikini Trill
Oct
10
th
Fine Line

BUNT.

Oct
5
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Serial Killers with Dr. Scott Bonn