The 18-year-old SoundCloud icon, Matt Ox has just shared his new project with Surf Gang, OXygen, and a new music video for “WTW” (feat. Past Flocco). From blowing up at 12 years old with his viral 2017 hit, “Overwhelming” (31M Views) and landing a subsequent collaboration with the late XXXTENTACION on “$$$” (300M streams) all before dropping his 2018 debut album, OX with features from Chief Keef, KEY! & Valee, Matt Ox has solidified himself as a mystical figure and singular talent within his generation. He’s now gearing up to further expand upon this legacy with OXygen, his new project in collaboration with Surf Gang including features from Pasto Flocco & RealYungPhil. The unison of Matt Ox and the Surf Gang collective is seamless, showcasing a noticeable growth, maturity and experimentation in his artistic expressions and sound. Marking the first time that Ox has worked with a single group of producers for the entirety of a project since his debut album with Working On Dying, OXygen’s eclectic batch of high-energy beats handled by Surf Gang producers Evilgiane, Goner, Harrison and Eera allow for Matt Ox to fully display the depths of his experimentation and array of flows.
Highlighting his undeniable evolution, Matt Ox’s new collaborative project with Surf Gang, OXygen, shows the young internet legend blossoming from an underground internet sensation into an innovative star. The project serves as a strong testament to Ox’s continuous artistic maturity and constant evolution while he leans into the “rage” sound by experimenting with his authoritative vocal delivery, energetic verses, and playful flows. On OXygen‘s lead single “Fast”, Ox showcases his unique auto-tuned delivery over a spacey beat complete with bright synths and stuttering hi-hats. In the new video for “WTW”, a bubbly collaboration with Pasto Flocco, the duo turns up to the track while creatively flexing the perks of their lifestyle through each of their vibrant performances. On “Duff” alongside RealYungPhil, he delivers a boastful yet reflective performance as he reflects on his ascent to becoming a volatile iconic figure within his generation’s chronically online culture, grabbing from his diverse influences to create a sound uniquely his own. Serving as the introduction to the newest era of Matt Ox, this momentous collaboration with the Surf Gang collective is highlighted by vibrant, exhilarating production via Evilgiane, Goner, Harrison and Eera. Out now, Matt Ox uses the elevated production to his advantage throughout the entirety of OXygen.
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