Iowa City West High School

Meet this 28-year-old rapper who signs to music

Matt Maxey is a man who has used YouTube to share his passion for signing to music. Maxey initially began signing to music as a tool to help him learn sign language.

“People want to learn, but they don’t always want the family friendly, cheesy, slow and informational version,” Maxey said. “Sometimes you have to adjust to society instead of staying stuck in your ways, and I’m stubborn with hip hop because that opens doors for everybody else that is clueless about sign language.”