Born in Staten Island, New York into a diverse background of African American and Jamaican values, he gained a love for music and began going to music school for vocal and piano lessons at 13 years of age .
His father was a spoken word and reggae artist who was in a band called Rev . Johnson and The Positive Vibes . It was MUJ's parents who held music events and concerts with famous reggae and r&b acts such as Pablo Moses , Steel Pulse , The Force MD's and more.
When MUJ graduated high school he went on to be a music major at Long Island University before transferring to Friends World College in London, England for international specialized studies spending time in England , Ireland , Italy ,Slovenia and Austria . During those times Matt took further speech level vocal training from well known UK vocal coach Joshua Alamu.
After University MUJ returned to USA where he gained the opportunity to open for artist , Buju Banton , I Wayne, Mann , the Cataracs, Treyy G ,and also has a cameo in grammy winning band Steel Pulse's music video " The door of no return " . Currently MUJ is working on a new EP & single with Latin Grammy Nominee Sito Rocks & Choclair .