October 12, 2018…Los Angeles…Philadelphia rapper Matt Ox releases his single “Zero Degrees” today. The 13-year old recently signed with Motown, and will release his album later this month.
Listen to “Zero Degrees” HERE.
With 46.7 million streams — from just five singles — and a clutch of viral videos, Matt Ox is more than a hyperactive kid who likes fidget spinners. His music has caught the attention of the Working On Dying production collective, Motown Records, XXXtentacion, Chief Keef, PnB Rock, Lil Yachty, Meek Mill, Post Malone and Lil Uzi Vert and festivals such as the Mad Decent Block Party, Roots Picnic, Ill Roots and Day and Night Festival.
Exposed to rap through listening to Kendrick Lamar and Eminem starting age four, Ox was writing his own rhymes by age five and continued to hone them as he grew up. Raised in the Lawncrest neighbourhood of Northeast Philly by his mother, Matt Ox’s passion for music intensified as his uncle regularly took him to the studio and concerts.
As a result, Ox caught the attention of notable producers like Oogie Mane and Forza. Ox’s single Overwhelming has 6.58 million Soundcloud listens, and its accompanying music video, which was directed by Public Cinema Club (Pipus & Kendra), gained over 23.7 million views on YouTube. In addition, Ox drew attention from publications like The New York Times, No Jumper, Noisey and XXL magazine.