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Matt Corman

Smiling man wearing headphones next to microphone.
Matt Corman used this SparkDigital USB microphone to record some of his most important early work, including his breakout hit, “Word to the Wise.”

The musical traditions begun by David Chesnut II in the early 1900s have grown and flourished through four generations. Like the generations before them, Matt Corman and his siblings grew up surrounded by music. Today, Matt is an example of the Chesnut family’s musical legacy as he continues his success in the world of hip hop. In 2014 he made his national debut with his mixtape, “Bars Over Bass.” Since then, Matt has performed to sold out-crowds both in Boston and nationally, appearing at venues like the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Boston’s House of Blues. More than twenty million streams on Spotify attest to his popularity and his influence on independent music. Matt uses his platform to mentor other rising artists through his brand MIH, which stands for “Make It Happen,” a philosophy that has resonated through the Chesnut family for nearly two hundred years.

Man wearing hat speaking into a microphone.

Since becoming a success, Matt Corman has worked to guide other rising artists as they navigate the recording industry. His podcast, Kids at Work, and his brand, “Make It Happen,” are reflections of his efforts in this area. Visit to learn more about his music, podcast, and upcoming shows.