MattyB gained notoriety by having his cousin Mars, also a rapper, post videos of him rapping on YouTube. Their first post featured a 7-year-old MattyB rapping “Eenie Meenie,” a song Mars helped him write. The video received more than 500,000 views in its first week.
Upon developing an interest in rap, MattyB began taking hip hop dance lessons at the age of 5, reports IMDb.com. MattyB, whose hometown is Suwanee, Georgia, works with a voice coach who also taught Justin Bieber and Usher, confirms Kidzworld. MattyB’s YouTube channel boasts over 5 million subscribers and more than 1.5 billion total views as of 2015.