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Matiwane D Mathews II  (born Dec. 28, 1990), better known as The Blu Mantic, is an American poet, songwriter, actor, teacher, and contemporary sacred hip-hop artist.


Originally from Killeen, Texas, upon HS graduation, he moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2009. To pursue the dreams of being a professional entertainer. He studied the Meisner technique of theater acting at Neighborhood Playhouse in 2011. Blu quit his day job in Times Sq in 2014 to give up almost everything to become a full time indie artist. Went homeless for some time and traveled to Warsaw, Poland. Since then, he has been writing lyrically driven tracks. Meant to spark the mind, heal the heart, and move the soul. 


After the release of his first EP The Yesod EP in 2016 ,he was invited by Popkiller to be the first American artist to feature on the XXL freshman type collaboration, Młode Wilki 5. Performing in a song called “Dla nas”, which reached over 17m views. He has opened for well known artists such as Smif-n-Wessun, Afu-Ra, IAMDDB, O.S.T.R, Jamourqui, KNOWER. Including 6+ years MCing events and nightclubs, private gatherings around Europe and Poland. Working with brands such as Belvedere Vodka, Glenfidich, and Bacardi. 


The Mantic has appeared in Dzień Dobry TVN, Claudia Kobieta magazine, Warsaw Tours interview, Radio Kampus, and more. Independently releasing singles such as “BYOC '', "Legacy ","The Foundation''. Including some collaborative projects such as “Rune(s)”, SANCTUARY LP, FEARTAKIXS LP and many more features with Polish producers and musicians. 


The Blu Mantic has brought international culture to the city of Warsaw with events such as Poetry & Wine- a place for the intimate exchange of literature and expression. SHOWTIME! - an open mic event for local artists and L.O.V. Sessions - a platform for artists to showcase their original music in front of exclusive guests. 


His stage performances bring the energy of the room to the next level. Showing the people that it's the “vibe” that connects us all. From the music to the bar to the door. Intriguing and engaging, everytime The Mantic is on the microphone, it will be a time that is remembered and enjoyed

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