Under the name of M.T.G. or Movin Towards Greatness, Jeffery Walton has put his creative efforts into different avenues.
Coming from Chicago he grew up a music fan without any understanding of how business worked. He would have never thought that he would would ever see his work on a Billboard chart next to Adele. (Only Fans, 2021).
“M.T.G stands for Movin Towards Greatness. I had a friend that passed away from a car crash, named Marcus. There was a interview I went to and on the way my friend said I needed a name. I knew that he would’ve been somebody important. I decided to use his name, but made it my own.”
He gained notoriety as a writer who has collaborated with Tory Lanez, Dreezy, Juicy J, and more, going on to achieve spots on iTunes Top 5 and Billboards Top 100 with much recognition.
“In 2014, my friend heard something I was playing around with and said she wanted her friend Tink to check it out. I believed her but I was skeptical. Then one day she called me while they were together. She told me that she thought I was talented and we picked a subject to talk about. At the time she had a song called Treat Me Like Somebody, that girls everywhere knew. A month later I heard girls singing words that I wrote”. With the help of Twitter, the project today has streamed over 10 million times and held a seat on Apple Music’s Top 100 for over 2 months.
During the height of the Drake and Meek Mill feud, he was mistaken on social media as the mentioned person that was a ghost writer. He quickly stated that he was not the person being referred too, but took it as a compliment that listeners would compare his work.
Leif, a popular upcoming artist in the DMV area says “he is a hit maker. He has the ability to make magic out of simplicity while still remaining relevant and relatable.”
Over the years he has become a reference for many big and upcoming stars from writing and giving his creative input to brand partnerships. When asked about his favorite memories so far, he says “Somwthings that I won’t forget is meeting Juicewrld. Getting to go to his shows was something that you had to see in person.”
Among new projects with upcoming Miami artist Papii Steez and female sensation Chika, he has a new partnership with EQ and will also be partnering with game developers to create an app that will be launched in virtual reality. This app will be aimed at future NFL and NBA candidates to give a realistic training session outside of the gym. Available to anyone with an Oculus device.