The son of Guatemalan immigrants, A$ton Matthews first gained national attention a member of the Cutthroat Boyz, a rap collective comprised of Matthews, Vince Staples, and Joey Fatts. In 2012, Matthews gained the attention of A$AP Yams, who executive produced his mixtape Versace Rags, which garnered buzz and critical acclaim, and connected him with A$AP Rocky, for whom Aston opened on his 2014 tour. An in-demand collaborator, Matthews has worked with such luminaries as A$AP Ferg, Danny Brown, Alchemist, Action Bronson, Da$h, and many others. After Yams passed away in 2015, Matthews took a hiatus from the music business, taking time to mourn his friend and mentor. Now, Matthews is back with a vengeance, ready to make more of the haunting, tasteful rap that the streets crave.
Matthew Lopez, professionally known as A$ton Matthews has been releasing music for nearly a decade. He released his debut project NOFVCKSGIVEN in November of 2011 that featured future superstars Schoolboy Q and Vince Staples, and garnered a strong buzz throughout Los Angeles, the West Coast, and even south Florida.
The following year, his music reached the ear of A$AP Yam$, co-founder of A$AP Mob who began to take A$ton under his wing, executive producing his next project Versace Ragz. As his hype began to amplify, he became the opening act for A$AP Rocky’s tour, joining him on several dates in the US and overseas. During this chapter of his career, A$ton collaborated with some of music’s best including A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, and B-Real.
Things unfortunately came to an abrupt stop when Yam$, who was A$ton’s mentor, manager, and strongest advocate, passed away in January of 2015. After Yam$ passed, A$ton took a nearly year-long break from music to grieve and rebuild his foundation.
Since then, A$ton has reignited his career by performing at Yam$ Day, the annual concert to honor the late A$AP Mob founder, releasing a bevy of strong singles, and working with some of the best producers including P’ierre Bourne, Chase The Money, Alchemist, Ron-Ron, AceTheFace, and more.
As a new decade dawns, a hungry A$ton looks to push his career to new heights, armed with renewed focus and a vault full of heat.