Matt Ox Life Biography and many more
Matt Ox is an American young rapper and songwriter. He’s well known for his single “Overwhelming” which took the internet by storm. This single gained more than 2 Million views on YouTube in less than 2 weeks of its release. Now that’s a very huge of an achievement for a 12 year old kid. After “Overwhelming” became an overnight success, Matt continued to write more songs. In this article, we’ll get to know more about Matt Ox, his professional life, personal life, net worth and many more!
Matt Ox’s real name is Matthew Grau. He was born on 13th December, 2004 in northeast Philadelphia, US. In Philadelphia, he was raised in the Lawncrest area and his mother took care of him all the time.
Matthew’s father is said to had serious psychological issues and after suffering for a long time, he committed suicide. Matt was only 2 years old when his father died. And because his father had always been ill, Matt didn’t get the love and care of a father. His mother Laurel and one of his aunts raised him by themselves.
Matt’s interest towards rap music was evident since childhood. His mother and aunt were fans of Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. Obviously, Matt, as a child, caught up to that and grew up to be a good rapper himself. So it won’t be wrong if we say that Lamar and Eminem were his inspirations to follow the path of rap music.
Matt wasn’t that interested in academics but he was creative enough to start writing songs when he was only 5 years old. According to his mother, when she first found out the songs he wrote, she was surprised by the quality of them. He was already doing very well for a 5 year old kid!
Matt’s mother always supported him with his life choices. She did everything she could to make sure Matt achieves his dreams. So when Matt was only 12, he had already gone halfway towards a career in the music industry.
Max’s life was definitely not a bed of roses. As he grew up with his mother and aunt only, Matt made many songs and released them on SoundCloud. But later he deleted them anyway cause he realised they weren’t as good and flawless as he wanted them to be. Later by the help of his uncle, who is a small-time video producer, Matt learned more about the basics of music recording and producing music videos.
Matt did odd jobs to save money so that he could buy a recording microphone. Then with $120, Matt bought his first microphone and he used his mother’s MacBook Pro to record his first songs. With his new microphone and mother’s MacBook, Matt started to post his songs online.
In 2017, Matthew released his first album “Pretty Penny” on SoundCloud which became a hit at that time. Later, he met F1lthy and got introduced to the whole crew of “Working on Dying”. It had other talented producers like Oogie Mane and Forza.
They promised him to help him with producing songs and later, Maat Ox appointed F1lthy as his own personal manager.
His single “Overwhelmed”, which garnered him so much fame, was produced by none other than the famous Oogie Mane. Its sound engineer was F1LTHY. The directors were Pipus and Kendra. With such a great and experienced team, the success of Matt’s first single wasn’t a surprise.
Matt Ox also received coverage for his songs in multiple outlets such as- The New York Times, XXL, and Mashable.
Matt released his first original rap at the tender age of 5 years. His other songs are- Michael Myers, Low Key and This N That, Pocket Overflowing and Big Enuff.
In September 2017, Ox signed a record deal with Warner Bros Records. now he’s label mates with Florida rapper Lil Pump.
In March 2018, Matt worked with the famous XXXTentacion on his song “$$$”. In October 2018, Matt released his debut album, Ox.
Before And After Fame
As we know, Matt’s interest in music was evident since his childhood. He was only four when he started to listen to rap. His inspiration was Young & Black by Kendrick Lamar and Eminem’s music.
During an interview, Matt said that he wrote the lyrics of “Overwhelming” in just 10 minutes.
Before he signed with Warner Bros, OX declined the offers of Lil Uzi Vert and most importantly, the one from Meek Mill.
He said- “Meek is already the king of Philly, If I sign under him then I would never be king of Philadelphia”.
One of Matt’s dreams is to become the new Philly King and the latest rap king of Philadelphia.
It’s surprising that Matt’s mother was only 15 years old when she gave birth to him. And he lost his father when he was only two and a half years old. It’s his mother who took care of him throughout his life. And also, Matt has a brother. No more information about his brother is known.
Matt is close to his mother. She accompanies him on his tours and Matt doesn’t perform at venues his mother doesn’t like.
To follow his career path in music, Matt dropped out of school. However, he is presently being homeschooled. Because he is too busy to attend regular school and follow academic career properly, his mother made sure he didn’t abandon studying altogether.
Although Matt OX is new in the music industry, has achieved much fame already. After the release of his hit single ‘Overwhelming’ and other popular songs, we can see his net worth increasing. His current net worth is approximately $200,000.
Although Matthew had his own fair share of sufferings growing up, his mother didn’t fail to raise him well. Matt is known to be a gentleman and his songs and contents are improving day by day. We can all expect much better songs from him in future.