Just months ago 12-year-old rapper Matt Ox went viral thanks to his latest visual release. In “Overwhelming” you can find the Philly young gun showcasing his love for fidget spinners, all while putting on for his hometown and spitting braggadocios raps.
This wasn’t the beginning for Ox, however. Per his mother, Matt has always been a creative kid, and his uncle used to take him to the studio as a child. It wasn’t until he was 11 that he began looking at rapping seriously, though. Now, the pre-teen is poised to blow up, as he is the subject of Noisey’s latest Noisey Raps installment.
During the episode you’ll get to witness a day in the life of Matt Ox, venturing around his stomping grounds and meeting his Working on Dying collective. There, Matt dishes on how he got started in music, disclosing early influences such as Eminem and Marilyn Manson.
It’s only a matter of time before Matt Ox enjoys mainstream success, so to get to know the 12-year-old fidget-spinning rapper beforehand, press play above.