Matthew Watford


My name is Matthew Watford AKA Wattson/Wattson803. I’m an Independent, Hip-Hop Recording Artist in Cayce-West Columbia, SC & the Owner of WATFORD RECORDS LLC! More importantly, I’m the Husband to my Best Friend & the Father of four beautiful children. In 2010, at the age of 14, I began studio recording and performing live at nightclubs, venues, events, & social gatherings. While I’ve only been active within the Music Industry for 10 years, I’ve practiced writing music since around 7 years old. As always, I’ll continue pushing forward in pursuit of my Music Career, regardless of the challenging obstacles I may encounter. Ultimately, to serve as living proof to my children that you can successfully accomplish your dreams through determination, dedication, & persistency. My upcoming EP is currently in production to be followed by my first Album, “Family Man”. I’m introducing an entirely new Sub-Genre to the Rap/Hip-Hop Music Industry in these next two projects. Included, a direct reflection of life before, during, & after my evolution into crime-free parenthood within the painful, unforgiving trenches of modern day poverty. Contact me at [email protected] or Wattson803 on all Social Media! I’m always open for collaborations, request, or even just a friendly conversation. If you enjoy my music, please share to others who would enjoy it as well. At the end of the day, it’s YOU - my listeners, fans, & supporters to which ultimately I rely on to succeed. Thank you so much and I look forward to sharing my life experiences, my pain, & my passion with you through my music. 
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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is now, has always been, and will forever be the burning passion inside my mind, heart, and soul. My wife & my four children are #1 in everything I do... My music is #1.5. If not for this music, I wouldn’t be alive & breathing today.