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Allen Forrest
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Background information
Birth name Allen David Forrest Jr.
Also known as Matchstik, Match
Born February 4, 1981
Fort Campbell, KY
Genres Hip Hop, Acoustic, Pop, Rap, R&B
Years active 2005–present
Labels M. Republik Music Group
(2005 - Present)
Associated acts The Black Eyed Peas
Derek Bramble
Phonix
Beta Control

Allen David Forrest Jr. also known by the stage name Matchstik or Match, is an American recording artist, rapper and singer/songwriter.

Forrest has released four studio albums and two EP's. The Concept album released in Fall of 2009 has received over 100,000 digital downloads worldwide.

In 2011 Forrest released the rap album titled The Great Awakening which was released digitally worldwide. Allen Forrest is the executive producer of The Great Awakening and the first single from the album was titled "Written In Da Starz (Back Streetz)" featuring Lou Lou Malibu.

Allen Forrest released his 4th album Forrest Fire which in included 18 tracks and a guest appearance from the Island/Def Jam recording artist KAPTN.

Music career

He was featured in Billboard magazine and on Yahoo.com's The New Now. Matchstik was the first rapper to make front-page headlines in Dothan, AL in the Dothan Eagle newspaper. Matchstik's song "Give Back" (ft Whitney Phillips) was featured in the Sony movie Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming movie soundtrack. His 2013 single "Nothing Is Free" is produced by The Black Eyed Peas's hit-maker Jean Baptiste. Allen Forrest released an acoustic EP titled The Allen Forrest Project which includes "That's What I Say" and "Yo Raps", featuring Jennifer Åkerman.

His single "Playa Shhh" was featured nationally as a featured artist on iHeart Radio for the month of January 2014. His second single from the album Forrest Fire titled "Possessed" was also featured nationally on iHeart Radio as featured single for the month of June 2014.

Allen Forrest single "Possessed" peaked at #68 on the Radio Wave Music Rhythmic Charts on June 21, 2014. In 2014 American rapper Rich Boy and Allen Forrest collaborated on the single titled "Alabama Kingz". Allen Forrest single "Kin Folk" was featured on the 2011 independent film "BLACKHEART".

Discography

Albums

  • My Life Story/Previously Recorded (2008)
  • The Concept (2009)
  • The Great Awakening (2011)
  • Forrest Fire (2014)

EPs

  • The Allen Forrest Project (2012)
  • Supanova (2013)