Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
My name is Matthew Segarini. I am the producer/artist for the hip hop artist Young MackaMillion a.k.a “Mack Daily” formerly known as “Sidiztic” from The Chosin Few. I started making beats back in high school which lead me to the home studio in 2004. I dropped my first full-length album on June 6th, 2006 titled The Chosin Few – The Time Has Come and my second album in December of 2010 titled The Chosin Few – Million Dollar Plot.
In 2012, Chosin Few split up due to other members starting families and not being able to be in the studio or perform concerts due to both members having newborns, so I continued making music but figured it was time to change it up a bit. So on 12-12-12, I changed my name to Young Mackamillion and recorded my first song under the new name titled Mackin n Mobbin which ended up getting released in early 2013 which was going to be the single from the upcoming album “The Game Is Cold” but that album never got finished due to me being convicted of 2 counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, a crime in which I did not commit but victims falsely identified me as the shooter so I had to bite the bullet and take the charge and the sentence.
The judge handed me 7 years to be served at 85% a strike and put me on what’s called a trigger lock, meaning if I ever get caught with a strap again I’m going to be sentenced with a football jersey number, more or less. Prison ended up being a blessing in disguise for me. I was able to make the necessary changes in my life that needed to be made long before my incarceration.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
What makes me different is that I’m authentic and I have my own original style, meaning I’m not trying to be like any other artist or take anyone else’s style. Everything I record was freestyle while recording in the lab.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
Probably the first time I played a song for someone and got the response of, “That was you that made that song?” and the look of astonishment on their face made me realize that this was my God gifted talent and that this is what I’m supposed to be doing with my life.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
One of the biggest challenges I’ve had to go through in my life was making the decision not to snitch. I know it seems odd to say that but at the time that this all went down, I had the biggest concert of my life coming up in Hollywood at the coast-to-coast artist showcase event and I felt like I knew I was going to win the contest and become famous. I just knew it.
I felt like I was at the prime of my underground hip hop career and the timing was perfect and I felt like the odds were good and in my favor when I checked out my opponents that were scheduled. I had to miss this milestone due to my death before dishonor mentality and out of my honor for the code of the streets and my firm belief in omerta (code of silence). I plead guilty to a crime that I never committed. I was simply just the driver of the car that was involved in a drive-by shooting.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business? Why these specific individuals?
I’m not sure if she could elevate my career but I know every time I watch a Nicki Minaj music video she elevates something else for me. I’d sure love to meet her. Nah, all BS aside, I’d like to meet Insane Clown Posse, Marilyn Manson, and Tom MacDonald. and I’d like to marry Nicki Minaj (Lol!).
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