MattOxi – Expect UsPOSTED ON:
Jan 31 2017
HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans
MattOxi: What is up everyone?! This is MattOxi coming at you with a new project and a QnA on HipHopOverLoad
HHO: How did your artist name come about?
MattOxi: My performance name comes from a play on my surname (Matthew Totten /Taught-In/ Jr), When I was back in school people used to always mispronounce my last name and always have some weird way of saying it, so playing around with my name was always with me, Then the first time someone told me that I was dope I just had that word floating around in my head and ended up going by OxiTotten, AKA MattOxi
HHO: Where are you from?
MattOxi: Wilkes-Barre, PA Lets put it on the map, we got a lot of real and raw talent
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
MattOxi: I grew up listening to all kinds of music so my influences vary from Big L, Tupac, Rakim, etc. to Em, Dre, 50, etc to The Doors, Bob Marely, Ledd Zepplin, Etc.
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
MattOxi: I remember getting my first cassette when I was around six years old, It was a Kid n Play album and from there I got hooked on Hip Hop/Rap but more on the Ice Cube side of it, So I grew up bumping a lot from Tical, MMLP, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, The Dogg Pound, Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-Duz-It, Illmatic, etc.
HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?
MattOxi: My most recent Mixtape – Mental Breakdown
HHO: How did the record come about?
MattOxi: This mixtape is actually the third part of a the storyline that I’ve written through my recent tapes, AR15 is crazy with picking up the vibe and direction you want to go in, So he did his thing and I did mine, The YTS team is incredible, I’m blessed to have these people around me and in my camp
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
MattOxi: Man, It’d be wicked to hop on a Dre track going back and forth with Big L, or with Pac making a bold statement, Nas, Kendrick, Em, Future, Ty Dolla Sign, Etc. There are many great artist to just pick one
HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?
MattOxi: The response from the fans is crazy, They’re my family and we stay loyal to eachother
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
MattOxi: I’m always everywhere with listening to music so I couldn’t say, I respect every artist but fear none
HHO: What are your plans for 2017? What are you doing that others are not?
MattOxi: In 2017 I’m just going to keep doing my thing and try to better myself every day, But I couldn’t tell you what I do different from others cause I just stay in my own lane and focus on what I gotta do
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
MattOxi: My Fans or anyone that just wants to chat and kick it can reach me on my twitter at (@Matt_Totten) my Dms are always open
HHO: Any last words or shout outs?
MattOxi: Shout out and special thanks to the YTS family, AR15, Curtiz Bray, Draww, JT, Expect us…