|Matt Ox Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||December 13, 2004|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Matt Ox is an American rapper and model, best known for his single titled Overwhelming (2017), debut album titled OX, released on October 30, 2018, and debut EP titled Oxmas, self-released on December 23, 2018.
Matt Ox, Young Bull
Lawncrest, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
He was homeschooled starting in 2017.
- Father – His father committed suicide in 2007.
- Mother – Laurel Grau
- Siblings – He has a sister.
- Other – Terry Iovine (Great-Aunt)
Matt Ox is represented by APA Agency (Talent Agent) in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Hip-Hop/Rap, Trap, Dark Trap, Mumble Rap, Melodic Rap, Horrorcore
- Warner Records Inc.
- Motown Records
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Light Brown (Natural)
He has also dyed his hair ‘Dark Brown,’ ‘Blonde,’ ‘Cyan,’ ‘White,’ and ‘Black’ in the past.
Matt Ox has endorsed brands such as –
- CHINATOWN MARKET
- Fucking Awesome
Matt Ox Favorite Things
- Older Rappers – Lil B, Soulja Boy
- TV Shows – Robot Chicken, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007-2010)
Matt Ox Facts
- His mom had him at the age of 15 and raised him singlehandedly.
- His parents weren’t together when his father committed suicide. Because his father suffered from mental illness, his mom focused on being honest, open-minded, and supportive of Matt.
- He developed an interest in hip-hop between the ages of 4 and 5 by listening to Kendrick Lamar‘s song Young & Black (2009). He also listened to Eminem, Michael Jackson, and Marilyn Manson as a kid, inspired by his uncle who was in a band.
- Matt started writing his rhymes at the age of 5.
- He stated that his earliest rhymes were filled with profanity. When he started making music for a public audience, he toned down the cussing to make them more commercially viable.
- He started pursuing a career in rap/hip-hop music when he was 11 years old.
- Before he became a rapper, Matt uploaded skits to YouTube.
- His mom described him as “really hyper”.
- Matt wrote the lyrics to his debut song, Ovewhelmed (2017) in 9 or 10 minutes. He used a Notes app on his smartphone on one school night, at about 10:00 PM before going to sleep.
- After he released his debut song, Matt got an offer to fly to Atlanta, Georgia, and record with rapper Lil Uzi Vert, but his mom didn’t let him.
- Rapper Meek Mill contacted his mom after he heard Overwhelmed. He told her that he’ll buy them a car and 3 dirt bikes if he signed. Matt refused because “Meek Mill is the king of Philly. And if I sign under Meek, then I’ll never be the king of Philly”.
- He was a featured artist on XXXTentacion‘s song $$$, released as part of his 2nd studio album, ?, on March 16, 2018.
- Matt has also collaborated with artists such as Chief Keef, Key!, Lil Tracy, Yung Bans, Comethazine, Lil Skies, and Valee.
- His associates are fellow rappers Ox Flacko, Ox Desh, and Zeus Ox.
- A reviewer with Pitchfork described his voice on the debut album OX (2018) as: “it sounds like Playboi Carti doing an impression of Seth MacFarlane who’s doing an impression of Playboi Carti”.
- TrapMoneyBenny, a producer for Drake‘s song In My Feelings (2018), produced Matt’s song Pull Up from OX (2018).
- Matt stated that he isn’t limited to one genre and could make any type of music. This stems directly from his habit of getting bored with listening to one artist only.
- He never liked school and wishes there was a YouTube school where he could simply search for knowledge.
- Matt has walked for Enfants Riches Déprimés’ AW19 collection. He was also the only model without any makeup or hairdo.
- Matt suffers from gynecomastia.
- He has a pit bull named Kira, a pet cat, and a pet squirrel in the past.
- In December 2020, he released a new mixtape titled Sweet 16.
- In February 2021, he released his first solo EP titled Unorthodox.
- He released his 2nd studio album titled Year Of The Ox in January 2022.
Featured Image by Matt Ox / Instagram