Matthew Hauri, AKA Yung Gravy, And His Gravy Train
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Irreverent Rapper Is A Hit on Snapchat with "Oops!"
A Snapchat filter, possibly one of the most absurd out there, has been found. It takes the person's face, altering their lips to move in a comical way as they seem to rap ridiculous but catchy lyrics.
"Superman, I get them bands, but ain't gon' buy you roses; super-duper, get them cougars, took my wrist and froze it."
The overall effect is arguably terrifying on Snapchat, but it's somehow hilarious too. So I looked up the video, wanting to discover the source.
That leads to Matthew Hauri, who performs the song "Oops" under the stage name Yung Gravy. His voice is melodic and he hits the beats perfectly, even if the lyrics make almost no sense. He has quite a following, with fans who call themselves "The Gravy Train."
He doesn't mind that it sounds a bit insane - the crazy and over-the-top costumes he flaunts through the entire thing make it clear that's the effect he was going for. Plus, the little smile that never leaves his face makes the viewer feel like they're being included in a funny little inside joke.
The song has been around for almost a year, so it may not be new to everyone. But it certainly was to me, when my husband put me in that Snapchat video without my knowledge. It's a catchy earworm, although a bit racy (don't play it at work, although I don't know why you're playing with Snapchat at work anyway. You kids these days.)
So just who is "Yung Gravy," officially known as Matthew Raymond Hauri? He got his start on SoundCloud in 2017, with songs "Mr. Clean" and "1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot." He's been busy since 2017, releasing 3 albums and 7 EPs.
Hauri hails from Minnesota, where he was born in 1996. He graduated from Mayo High School in 2014. He must be a relatively smart guy, as he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a marketing degree merely 3 years later, in December 2017.
And that marketing degree is clearly being put to good use - he's found himself a catchy brand that's working for him. Guy's been on 7 international tours.
The music could be described as a trap style, but he tends to pull from old-school inspiration. In his song "Mr. Clean" he samples from the 1954 "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes, for example.
The music is very tongue-in-cheek, but he's got an excellent ear for rhyme scheme. If you like words that flow, more than have deep meaning, and you want a good laugh, check him out.
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Jamie Dixon is a contributing writer here at The Pyrrhic. She's a content writer by profession, but this is more fun. She's also working on her first novel in her spare time.
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