Just days before the release of his latest album 'Gangland Landlord' The Street Light Series sat down with one of biggest names to come out of Sacramento, Mozzy! (VIDEO BELOW)
Mozzy is known for his raw sound and uncut lyrics that tell the struggles of growing up in Oak Park, CA. He started his rap career in 2004 and hasn't slowed his hustle since, consistently dropping projects every 2-6 months. Mozzy has received major national attention as of late, especially after Kendrick Lamar gave his a S/O at The Grammy's and song his 'Seasons' was featured on the 'Black Panther' soundtrack.
"I feel like I'm in debt. G-O-D. It was crazy. I can't even describe the feeling. It's crazy [...] Bruh didn't have to do that. Out of everybody's name he didn't have to do that, he didn't have to say 'Mozzy!'"
Mozzy has also received widespread praise after starting the #KickDaCupChallenge and videos of him giving back to lower-income communities went viral.
While Mozzy's fanbase is steadily growing, he revealed to The Street Light Series that there was a time he was unsure of his future in rap.
"I was just scared. I was scared I threw my whole life away ditching school to write raps or ditching school to go to the studio. Dropped out of school cause I was like there's nothing in school for me. I'm doing this. This is what I'm doing. Ain't no back up plan, ain't no plan B. This is it. If I don't succeed in this, it's over. So at 25-26 and you still at grams house and she's looking at you like 'C'mon, baby. This ain't it. You ain't popped yet. You better go to FedEx and get you a job or something, quit playing!' [...] It was embarrassing, but when it finally popped I was like 'Ooh I knew it!'"
Mozzy's latest project 'Gangland Landlord' drops Friday, October 5th. The project features artists like: ScHoolboy Q, YG, Yo Gotti, Rexx Life Raj, YFN Lucci, Ty Dolla $ign and more. Mozzy says this album will sound consistent with popular past projects.
"I was trying to bring it back to that throwback Mozzy. That Goonbody Embodiment, that Yellow Tape Activities. [...] I think it's time to just go back to that activity, that growl, that bite-down, that foaming out out the mouth. So that's what we got going on on this album. That's what you should expect."
Mozzy speaks on his personal relationships with bay area artists like Philthy Rich, The Jacka, Prezi, Messy Marv, Lil Blood and more. He also discusses his experience at the Rolling Loud Music Festival and Sacramento politics.
Watch the full interview below:
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