That's a Rap

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An uplifting and candid memoir from thirteen-year-old YouTube sensation, boy-next-door heartthrob, and musical artist MattyB.

Hey Guys!
When I was younger, I never dreamed I would be where I am today. Because of each and every one of you, I’ve gotten to record original songs, share music videos with you online, and sell out shows across the country (where I get to sing along with all of you, which is my favorite part!). I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve been given, and if I know anything, it’s that my journey is only beginning.

Even though I’ve gotten to experience so many fun and amazing things, I’m still just a regular person, like you—which is why I wrote this book. I want to share with you all of the ups and downs this crazy, incredible life has blessed me with: from growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, to recording my first song, to bonding with my siblings, to finding success on YouTube, to figuring out who I truly am and who I want to become, to meeting you guys—my amazing fans—at every show. So to my B-Family, thank you for wanting to read my story. I hope you’ll ride this roller coaster with me!

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About the author

Matthew David Morris, better known as MattyB, is a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He has over three billion views on YouTube, sells out shows all over the country, and recorded the smash hits “Right Now I’m Missing You,” “My Oh My,” and “Friend Zone.”

Travis Thrasher is the bestselling author of over thirty works of fiction in a variety of genres. He has also helped write memoirs and self-help books. Learn more at

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Simon and Schuster
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Jun 7, 2016
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Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Music
Juvenile Nonfiction / Music / Rap & Hip Hop
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