HipHopDX Exclusive Premiere: Dropping a rapid-fire delivery on this double time track, Matre joins forces with one of LA’s master choppers – Myka 9 of the legendary Freestyle Fellowship. Both L.A. natives, Matre and Myka flex styles and intricate cadences on “Midnight Sunrise” – a celebration of Hip Hop’s power to free the mind and shed light in the darkest of times. The infectious chorus drives the message home as the two MCs slow it down to a chant, repeating the song’s tagline: “It’s almost midnight, but we have seen the sun,” a hard- hitting affirmation that when the darkness around us gets deep, we become the light.

“Midnight Sunrise” is a single from Matre’s forthcoming “Courage” mixtape, dropping June 7. The beat is from “Spottie” by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and gives a nod to a classic Outkast joint on the chorus.