Matvei Alexandrovich Melnikov (born March 2, 1990, Krymsk), better known as a stage pseudonym Mott - rap singer, former member of the musical project "Soul Kitchen", since March 1, 2013, artist of the label Black Star Inc. The first songs Mot began to write in 2006: they were stingy freestylers, dedicated to Russian rap. Later the musician began to write more serious texts composed on the music of Caste and CunninLynguists. In 2007, Matvei started recording at the GLSS studio. In 2009, he took part in the contest "Battle for Respect", where he was among the 2000 participants in the Top-40.