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Matt Ox Is the 12-Year-Old Fidget-Spinning Rapper About to Blow

In this episode of Noisey Raps, we catch up with the viral sensation from Philadelphia—and his mom—before a performance with Chief Keef.

In this episode of Noisey Raps, we catch up with the viral sensation from Philadelphia—and his mom—before a performance with Chief Keef.

Noisey Staff

Matty Ox is a hyperactive 12-year-old kid who likes fidget spinners and drinking Red Bull. He's also a rapper with over 10 million plays on Soundcloud, a clutch of viral videos, and a style that's caught the attention of everyone from Mad Decent Block Party to The New York Times. In this episode of Noisey Raps, we travel from Philadelphia to Los Angeles with Ox, his team at Working on Dying, and his mom, who's just now getting a grip with her son's stardom. After a day of go-karting, shopping, and video games, we join him at his first Los Angeles show, where he performs after Chief Keef. Most importantly, though, we got some Matt Ox wisdom.

"I have a lot of haters," he tells us. "A lot. I really don't care. I'm getting money day [and] night. They're just, like, 40 year old old men, chilling, they don't got nothing to do. They just a bunch of lames for real, and i'm just a lil kid. How you gonna hate on a lil kid when you could just get a job? I mean, that's what I'd do."

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