Matt Ox is Philadelphia’s leading preteen viral rap star who is making it big with over 10 million spins on SoundCloud. With his band called OX Gang, young-bull Matt Ox managed to amass a whopping 2 million views in just a few weeks, thanks to his amazing rap skills.
The white kid who was speculated to be a member of the hip-hop band called Working on Dying, has in a very short while, been able to develop his rap skills to suit his burning desire for the music genre. So far, he has launched five singles, including Low Key, This N That, Michael Myers, Big Enuff, and Pockets Overflowing.
Matt Ox – Wiki, Age
Matt was born on December 13, 2004, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He was raised in the Lawncrest neighbourhood of Northeast Philly by his mother Laurel after his father committed suicide following a mental illness. At that time, Ox was just two years old.
While still a toddler, Matt was already a public figure, thanks to his looks. He was featured in the popular journals and media like The New York Times, XXLMag and lots more. His passion for music probably started with his uncle who usually takes him to the studio. He was also inspired by great artists like Eminem, and Marilyn Manson and today, Matt has become a young, vibrant musician with undisputable rapping skills.
Matt began writing his own raps at the young age of 8 and by age 11, he was already taking his music career with much dedication. As a result, he was able to release his very first album Pretty Penny in January 2017. He has also been able to collaborate with rappers and singers like Chxpo, Lil Tracy and Swami Mags.
More to it, Matt Ox worked with notable producers like OogieMane and Forza who helped in making his track – Low Key a success. The track was released in February 2017 and it was followed up with such songs as Michael Myers, This N That and Problem Child. Today, the young rapper is best known for his viral hit single Overwhelming which was played over 10,000 times for the first time on SoundCloud. Its music video which was directed by Public Cinema Club (Pipus & Kendra) also gained over 19 million views on YouTube. In addition, it drew much attention from publications like The New York Times and XXL magazine.
In September 2017, the young viral artiste signed to popular American entertainment company, Warner Bros. Records, best known as the home of great artists like iLoveMakonnen, PartyNextDoor, Lil Pump and MadeinTYO. Matt has also released beautiful tracks like Youngest Coming Up and Messages with the record label. Among his latest songs include Athlete, Yeah Yeah and Deposits.
Matt Ox’s Mom
Although there is no information about his siblings, details about him have it that he is being home-schooled and his career as a rap artist is probably supported and sponsored by his own mother. In an interview with some media channels, the young rapper disclosed that his success in his career couldn’t have been possible without a guild with his mother, Laurel.
Being exceptionally good in hip-hop, trap rap, cloud rap, Matt has a growing net worth of about $150000. His latest song “Overwhelming” which was released in 2017, helped to push his fame higher and also made him richer. Recently, the young rapper turned down contracts with Meek Mill (Dream Chasers Records), and from Lil Uzi Vert (Generation Now). According to reports, Matt refused a contract with Meek Mill mainly because he wanted people to talk about him and not about the King of Philly. In September 2017, she performed alongside rapper Chief Keef in Los Angeles.
Other Facts About Matt Ox
- Aside from his music career, Matt is a businessman. He sells t-shirts through the Working on Dying website. He also heads the Oxgang crew.
- Although he is still growing, Matt is about 5feet tall. He believes he is mentally older than most people older than himself. In his Twitter account, he encouraged people not to underestimate his abilities because of his age “because mentally I’m older than a lot of people for real!”.
- Besides being a young rap prodigy, Matt Ox is a normal kid. He is often seen helping out his mom in some household chores as he continues his education.
- Matt admits he has a lot of haters. Speaking during an interview with Noisey in September 2017, the rapper said he really doesn’t care about people’s feelings about him as long as he is making his money daily.