|Real Name:||Matthew Grau|
|Birthday:||December 13, 2004|
|Occupation:||American Rapper, Singer|
Matt Ox is a young American rapper and singer from Philadelphia. Some say he might be the next Eminem. Why? Because he is a white American rapper. Born in 2004 as Matthew Grau, Matt gets millions of views on YouTube. He accumulated more than 100 million plays on Spotify so far.
Matt got famous thanks to his single Overwhelming in 2017. Then, he collaborated with XXXTentacion on his $$$ single. In October 2018, at the age of 14, Matthew released his debut album.
The sky is the limit for this young star. As of June 2020, Matt Ox cash flow is more than $400,000. But he will go only up from here.
Matt released a lot of songs in the past few years. He even managed to sign with a big and major label that will take his career to a new level. Let’s take a look at his career path.
Born in 2004 in Lawncrest, Philadelphia, Matthew started listening to hip hop music at the age of four. He listened to Kendrick Lamar and Eminem, and at the age of five, he wrote rhymes. The more he grew up, the more he wanted to be a rapper.
At the age of 8, he started writing his own raps. He draws inspiration from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, but also Marilyn Manson. These were the singers he listened to.
At 11, he started pursuing his dream and music career. And since he started releasing music, he is a home-school guy.
Matt was 12 when he released the music video for his biggest single, Overwhelming. The video, released in 2017, featured instrumentals by Oogie Mane. With more than 25 million views on YouTube, the song got instant-hit status. As a result, he signed with Warner Bros Records in 2017. He then released a couple of songs under this label, including Messages and Youngest Coming Up.
By the end of 2017, he performed with Chief Keef in Los Angeles and released Deposits, Athletes, and Yeah Yeah.
At the beginning of 2018, Matt left Warner and signed with Motown.
In March 2018, Matt worked with XXXTentacion on his single $$$. The song got featured on X’s sophomore album. So far, the song accumulated more than 100 million plays on Spotify.
In October 2018, Matt released his debut album. It contained 11 songs, each less than three minutes long. Three songs featured Chief Keef. Working on Dying, a Philadelphia production crew produced the album.
Matthew cites Eminem and Kendrick Lamar as his biggest idols. And many people believe he is the next Eminem. But there is a difference in their musical style. Ox produces dark trap music. He also loves Soulja Boy and Lil B.
Matt Ox has a melodic sound and a tread-rap sound. His signature feature is his mumble rap.
Earnings and Income
As of June 2020, Matt Ox fortune is over $400,000. His biggest source of income is music and live performance.
But he also earns money through YouTube. We said before, his Overwhelming video got more than 25 million views.
Matt is still a young boy. He is not even 18 yet. And as a teenage sensation, he achieved a lot. His artistic ability makes him a star. We can expect much more from Matt in the coming years.
Matt is a millennial. And like many other millennials, he leads an active social life. Matthew is active on social media. His Instagram account has more than 600k followers. And on his YouTube account, he has more than 200,000 subscribers.
He loves his mother. In 2016, he bought his mother a house as a gift. He also helped her retire from working and now provides for his family. Matthew’s mother got him when she was just 15 years old.
Matt always says he is more mature than he looks. He says people should not measure his ability to perform by his age.
- Recorded his first songs on his mother’s MacBook
- Wrote Overwhelming in 10 minutes
- His mother comes with him on tours
- He does chores in the home