STUPID GENIUS

STUPID GENIUS

 Winter Haven, Florida, USA
BandR&BReggae

Stupid Genius cuts through today’s sea of artists with a refreshing voice that blends urban and pop expressions with an infusion of reggae and southern soulful melodies. This self-produced sound evokes both vintage and futuristic emotions, woven with the heavy impact of contemporary club music.

Biography

Stupid Genius, aka Matt Nawada cuts through today’s sea of artists with a refreshing voice that blends urban and pop expressions with an infusion of reggae and southern soulful melodies. This self-produced sound evokes both vintage and futuristic emotions, woven with the heavy impact of contemporary club music. He possesses a solid musical background as a composer/producer, and has worked with several independent and major-label recording artists, producers, and songwriters worldwide. He began his classical training in piano at the age of seven, which led to the study of violin and trumpet. This training includes three summer sessions at Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI. By age 14 he was a self-taught bassist and guitarist. By age 17, he learned to DJ on Technics turntables and remix songs utilizing basic sampling techniques and drum machines. Eventually all skills became integrated and applied to the art of songwriting, beat making, and production. He grew addicted to writing verses and hooks while in class, freestyle rapping with those close to him, and singing along to every reggae chant and riddim he could get his hands on. The overall sound continues to flourish through passion, inspiration, and constant refinement.

After developing a large catalog of both instrumental and vocal productions, Stupid Genius has placed numerous songs resulting in more than 150 placements in various TV productions and films on the following networks: MTV, VH1, BET, Bravo, E!, Style Network, Oxygen, The History Channel, A&E, TLC, The Golf Channel, G4 Tech TV, and ESPN.com in the U.S., and has also placed music on international networks in Canada, Mexico, France, New Zealand, the UK, Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, and Romania. Additionally, his music has been featured on documentaries, web commercials, BMX videos, and on 91.3 WLVR in Bethlehem, PA while co-hosting and DJing a weekly radio show. He is now affiliated with Orlando-based Southcoast Records as a producer for their entire roster, and as a recording artist. In February of 2011 Southcoast Records released Stupid Genius' first single and video, "Automatic" which can be viewed on youtube.com and is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, and Southcoastmp3.com. In April of 2011, he released his self-produced independent debut album “Stupid Is As Stupid Does” through Southcoast Records.

His unique sound and monstrous instrumental productions have been hailed by numerous industry executives as well as multi-platinum producers and artists. In addition to expanding his live performance venues and increasing digital sales as a vocal artist across the globe, Stupid Genius continues to secure a rewarding career in music production, songwriting, and recording for productions in film, television, major-label recording, multimedia productions and advertising campaigns. Most importantly, he wishes to share his gift of sound creation with a message of inspiration, social commentary, letting loose and moving to the music with the entire world.

Lyrics

GROUND BREAKKA

Written By: M. Nawada

none (instrumental)

Discography

Stupid Genius "Stupid is as Stupid Does" LP (April 2011)