With somewhat ridiculous lyrics and singles such as Mr. Clean, Splash Mountain, Booming, Knockout, Yung Gravy grips many a heart with his goofy sense of humor and cleverness in sampling, distinguishing him from mainstream mumble rappers. He is an American rapper, songwriter, and producer. He started sharing his songs on SoundCloud in 2016 and then on YouTube where he has amassed close to 400,000 subscribers. Let’s see interesting facts about him: his real name, age, net worth, and mortality status.
Who is Yung Gravy? – Bio, Real Name, Age
Many artists and rappers would rather sing or write songs that would be more appealing to their targeted audience and fans like pointing out flaws in society which is a topic on its own, but the rapper, Yung Gravy, finds joy in singing about that which he delights in, food and other pretty random topics. He is fond of cooking and likes barbecue, thus, he is so good at coming up with clever food innuendos and that could also be an insight into why he chose his professional moniker as such.
Yung Gravy is one of the pseudonyms used by the Minnesota-born rapper and songwriter. His other sobriquets include Lil Steamer, Mr. Butter, Mr. Clean, and Young Steve Harvey. He was born on March 19, 1996, in Rochester, Minnesota. Fans and netizens may know him as Yung Gravy but to his family and close friends, his birth name Matthew “Matt” Hauri sits well with them.
Matt attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned a degree in Marketing in December 2017. While in college, he began rapping and was just doing it for fun with friends, as well as performing at parties and in other social functions though on a low key. He got the inspiration for his music style from the soul and oldies movements of the ’50s and ’60s and would blend his music with modern rap. However, he would take the whole business of making and writing songs seriously after following the rise of other rappers like Lil Yachty and Ugly God in his junior year.
Yung Gravy started self-recording songs, at first secretly not wanting to brand himself as a needy self-promoter. After some time, the need arose for him to quit his job as a startup accelerator which he did, and focused entirely on his blossoming music career. In 2016, he uploaded his first song Karen to a warm reception and began releasing his songs on SoundCloud where he developed a favorable audience, the same year. Though he has a large following on the song-sharing website, he remained unknown on the internet until his music video landed in 2017.
His EP Mr. Clean was released later in 2017 and was followed up with a music video in October 2017 and a tour at the end of the year. Similar to the success the EP received, the video did not do any less, raking in millions of views in a few months. He is signed to Republic Records and has released four Eps including Mr. Clean and one mixtape, Thanksgiving Eve, released on December 23, 2016. The other EPs are Yung Gravity (2017), Baby Gravy (2017), and Snow Cougar (2018). He has undertaken a number of completely sold-out tours and got opportunities to perform in several shows like SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Matt’s songs usually find an audience among the middle-aged although they are also well received by people of all ages. His music has been described by critics as lighthearted, humorous, and fun and his lyrics usually talk about random topics like food, holiday themes, and flexing, often making mention of some well-known singers and athletes such as George Michael, Scottie Pippen, Steve Harvey. His music might not be making a statement, but he sure knows how to crack up a rib or two with them.
He maintains a close connection with artists such as bBno$, Englewood, and Jason Rich while his musical influences include Marvin Gaye, The Blackbyrds, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Redding. In addition to his musical style and lyrical contents, he is also known for his pin-up style album covers, his vintage mannerisms, and classic samples.
The smooth-yet-irreverent rapper, Yung Gravy has a six-figure net worth estimated to be $500,000. He likes growing and looks to a future where he would venture into other projects peradventure his rapping career doesn’t last as long as anticipated. With such a mindset, his account will certainly keep swelling.
Is Yung Gravy Dead?
Yung Gravy has attained celebrity status and is thus entitled to its accompanying highs and lows. While it is acknowledged that some of the controversies associated with getting the rank can be controlled, many are just beyond control, like fans’ reactions and media outlets’ reportage. And so it is that sometime in April 2018, news circulated on the internet that Yung Gravy was dead. However, the singer took to his social media pages to refute the report stating that someone tampered with his Wikipedia page.