Matt Ox whose family name is Matthew Grau is a young rapper who burst into the hip-hop scene with his hit song “Overwhelming” at a young age and has people and artists buzzing.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information on Matt Ox
|Date of Birth||December 13, 2004|
|Country||United States of America|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Net Worth||About 150 K|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud|
|Height||5 Feet (152 cm)|
Matt Ox‘s Early Life, Father/ Mother
Matt Ox was born in northeast Philadelphia, US, on 13th December 2004. Take a look at Matt’s childhood picture that he shared on his birthday,
Matt Ox’s mother Laurel Grau was only 15 years old when she gave birth to him. Matt was raised only by his mother as his father committed suicide when Matt Ox was only 2 years old due to a psychological disorder.
Matt Ox grew up in Lawncrest neighborhood of Northeast Philly. By the time he was 5 years old, he already had started writing songs.
His mother was surprised by the quality of songs that he wrote at such a young age. Laurel decided to support Matt in all the ways she could to make sure that; Matt would achieve his dream of becoming a rapper.
During a sit-down interview with Fox 29, in 2016, Matt expressed;
“I used to freestyle and I used to write stuff when I was like 7, 6, 5, I mean that type of age. But when I was 11, I started recording it coz I had software on the computer from my mom’s laptop.”
Also, while talking to Noisey Raps, Matt gushed about his inspiration. Matt used to listen to and admired Eminem from a very tender age and Eminem had a huge influence on him.
He also shared an instance recalling his mother’s reaction; when she found a rap that Matt wrote that was too young for his age.
“When I was 8, I wrote a rap with all these curses and my mamma found it and started snapping on me. She was like this is foul.”
Matt Ox loves his mom very much and at the age of 12, he bought his mom a house and retired his mom which he now recalls proudly.
I retired my mom before she was 30 🖤
— ㄖ乂 (@mattox__) August 18, 2017
His mother Laurel is currently 29 years of age and is in a relationship with a man named Jose Hass.
Matt Ox’sProfessional Career, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter & Soundcloud
Matt Ox started taking rap seriously when he was 11 years old and within a year, he has reached such massive heights and has featured in top magazines and fashion shows.
However, he was not handed success on his plate right after he started. He wrote and recorded several tracks before becoming famous all before he reached the age of 12.
He uploaded several tracks on Soundcloud but later deleted them as they were not as “flawless” as he wanted them to be.
Matt Ox released his first single titled “Pretty Penny” on Soundcloud in the January of 2017 when he was 12 years old. The song was popular which got him in touch with another artist F1lthy; who now is his manager.
F1lthy introduced Matt to his current crew named “Working on dying” with music producers like Oogie Mane and Forza.
Matt’s first contribution with his crew “Working on Dying” was a single, titled “Low Key”. The song became quite famous and his second single “Michael Myers” took him to another height and that song garnered about half a million views in the first few weeks of being uploaded on Youtube.
His real success came a few weeks later when he uploaded another single titled “This N That”. The song has over 7 million views on this date.
His greatest success story was yet to come. At the tender age of 13, he released a song titled “Overwhelming” in May 2018. The video garnered more than two million views in its first week alone and currently has more than 25 million views on YouTube.
“We recorded a music video for it and I was like- Yo let’s put some fidget spinners” Matt recalls while talking to Noisey Raps.
He really loves fidget spinners and the use of fidget spinners on the video of “Overwhelming” has earned him accolades.
Matt enjoyed the immense success of the track and received offers from high profile rappers such as Meek Mill and Lil Uzi as he wants to become the king of Philly and he can’t be the king if he is working for the current king. Later in September 2017, Matt signed a contract with Warner Bros.Record.
With ‘Warner Bros. Records,’ Matt released the singles ‘Youngest Coming Up’ and ‘Messages.’ In September 2017, Matt was invited by Chief Keef to perform at his concert in Los Angeles which certainly has been one of the highlights of his career.
Matt also teamed up with late XXXTENTACION for his track called ‘$$$”.
Along with Matt’s eminent success, he has a massive following in all his social media accounts.
Matt Ox’s Net Worth
Matt Oxis estimated to have a net worth of $150k mainly through his Music and merch sales. At the age of 12, he moved his mother from his grandparents’ house and bought her a new spacious house.
He believes he is mentally older than most people older than himself and his actions speak volumes about it. In his Twitter account, he encouraged people not to underestimate his abilities because of his age.
With the new deals in place and his artistic ability, his net worth is sure to skyrocket in the coming years.
Matt Ox’s Merch
Currently, Matt designs and sells T-shirts and art on his official website- ‘Working on Dying.’ Matt Ox also started a ton of clothing trends and has released a lot of cool merchandise. Be sure to check out the website in case you want to dress like this child prodigy.
You can also buy Matt Ox merch on red bubble.
Matt Ox’s School
Despite being creative Matt was never the academics type. He dropped out of school at the age of 13. However, his mother did not let him abandon his studies altogether and he has opted for homeschooling.