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Rapper 360 is known for spitting super-honest rhymes about his life experiences, but there’s still parts of him he keeps secret from the public.
“I’m quite an open book when it comes to rapping, I pretty much talk about anything, like my mental health and addiction, but there’s so many other areas where I’m completely shut off and will never talk about, which I think would surprise a lot of people,” 360, aka Matt Colwell, says.
“There’s certain subjects that are way too intense I think I couldn’t ever talk about.”
Although we might never know the real 360, fans will get an insight into the latest chapter of his life when he plays at the Parkwood Tavern on September 27.
On tour for his latest album Vintage Modern, 360 says this new release felt like starting all over again.
After finding huge success with his single Boys Like You off breakthrough 2011 album Falling and Flying, 360’s fall from grace saw him battle a codeine addiction and struggle with a mental health diagnosis before hitting rock bottom and ending up in hospital – all battles he’s shared online, all themes explored in Vintage Modern.
“It feels like I’ve gone back to square one but with a headstart,” 360 says.
“I feel like I’ve restarted my life as a person after years of drug abuse. You have to relearn how to live life and be a normal person.
“I feel like I almost lost it all. It’s been such a journey, coming back it actually feels like I’m just starting over again.”
One person that’s been there since day one is Pez, a fellow Aussie rapper supporting 360 on the Vintage Modern tour. “I’ve known him since I was 16, we used to play on the same basketball team together. It’s kind of crazy to think about that’s how we met,” 360 says.
“He was two years older than me, I used to look up to him massively.”
360 says he owes it to Pez for all the success he’s found in the Australian hip hop scene.
“Pez, he had this talk to me, he said ‘we only live once, let’s just make music, let’s go for it, let’s chase the dream’,” 360 says.
“Then him and I were extremely into the law of attraction. We started studying it, reading books, writing down all of our goals.
“We really did believe we were going to be successful. I never thought it would be the level of success that has been reached.”
When fans head along to the show they can expect to hear new songs including Drugs, a track about substance abuse, as well as amusing dis rap Coup De Grace and Pez and 360’s ode to a working life called Weekend.
“It’s our biggest fanbase out there, in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Queensland, our biggest demographic,” 360 says.
“I haven’t played the Goldie in ages ... it’s going to be epic.”
360 supported by Pez and special guests at the Parkwood Tavern, September 27. Doors open 7.30pm, ages 18+. Tickets $39.80 at liveatyourlocal.oztix.com.au
Rapper 360 is bringing his Vintage Modern tour to the Parkwood Tavern on September 27.