Matthew Raymond Hauri (born March 19, 1996), known professionally as Yung Gravy, is an American rapper. He first gained recognition in 2017, when his song “Mr. Clean” gained traction on SoundCloud, and is now RIAA certified Platinum. Since 2017, Yung Gravy has completed seven international tours and has released one mixtape, three albums, and seven EPs. Yung Gravy is often associated with fellow artists bbno$ and Chief Keef, as well as producer Y2K. In 2022, he released his first Billboard Hot 100-charting hit, “Betty (Get Money)”.
Early Life and Career
Hauri was born in Rochester, Minnesota. His father was Swiss-American insomnia psychologist Peter Johannes Hauri (1933–2013) and his mother is Cynthia Cleveland Hauri. Hauri graduated from Mayo High School in 2014. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, and earned his degree in marketing in December 2017. While attending college, he began rapping for fun and started his career on SoundCloud after being inspired by the rise of rappers Lil Yachty and Lil Peep. In 2016, he quit his job and dedicated himself to making music, spending months self-recording songs.
Hauri holds Swiss and American dual citizenship, claimed through his father who was born in Switzerland.
Yung Gravy’s musical style is a blend of modern trap music with themes inspired by the soul and oldies movements of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as 1970s and 1980s soul and funk music. For example, his song “Gravy Train” samples Maxine Nightingale’s 1976 song “Right Back Where We Started From”, and his breakout hit “Mr. Clean” samples the popular 1954 song “Mr. Sandman” by The Chordettes.
His musical style has been described as humorous, satirical, and groovy. Yung Gravy has cited musicians from multiple genres as inspirations. They include hip-hop acts such as Outkast and Three 6 Mafia, and soul acts ranging from Smokey Robinson to The Blackbyrds.
Yung Gravy was said to be in a relationship with Melissa Rivera. Yung Gravy is currently not yet married.
Yung Gravy’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $2 million – $10 million.
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