October 30, 2018…Los Angeles…Philadelphia rapper Matt Ox releases his debut Motown album OXtoday. Features include Chief Keef, Key! and Valee, with production credits including Richard “F1lthy” Ortiz, Oogie Mane, TrapMoneyBenny, REAL McCoy and The Loosie Man. All songs are written by Matt Ox. Listen HERE.
Matt Ox is more than a hyperactive 13-year-old who likes fidget spinners and the anime character Death Note. With 46.7 million streams — from just a handful of singles — and a clutch of viral videos, his music 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 theMad Decent Block Party, Roots Picnic, Ill Roots and Day and Night Festival.
With his first check ever, Ox bought a home studio, and then the apartment to move that equipment into (and his single-parent Mom with whom he was living with in a relative’s house). Most recently he collaborated with Valee for “Awesome,” of which Rolling Stone noted “The real surprise here is that Matt Ox more than keeps up with Valee.”
Hip-hop was embedded into the Philly native at an early age. “I’ve been wanting to be an artist since I was a kid,” he says. A fan of Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, Ox tinkered with the guitar and keyboard. Raised by his mother, Ox’s uncle would take him to concerts and to the studio (himself being a musician), and soon Ox was editing videos and engineering songs.
As a result, Ox caught the attention of notable producers Oogie Mane and Forza and the Working On Dying production collection, who produced Ox’s single Overwhelming (with has 6.58 million SoundCloud listens, and its accompanying video boasts 23.7 million views).
OX, who freestyles his verses, says that his mood and the vibe in the studio dictates the direction any record. Happy to have a viral hit behind him, Matt Ox looks toward solidifying his place in hip-hop.