Mozzy is the pseudonym of Timothy Patterson.He is an American rapper hailing from Oak Park, Sacramento, California. Due to his rapping prowess, he signed with Real Talk Entertainment, Empire Distribution, Blackmarket Records and Livewire Entertainment. He started rapping in 2004 under the name Lil’ Tim, eventually changing his stage name to Mozzy in 2012. He released his 2015 album titled Bladadah, which was ranked as the 22nd best rap album of 2015 by Rolling Stone and which gave him the “best run” of 2015 according to Complex Magazine. on May 28, 2019, the rapper released yet another album titled Internal Affairs.
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The rapper was born on June 24, 1987 in Sacramento, California, United States and is 32 years old in 2019.
Patterson grew up on 4th Avenue, in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. Mozzy’s mother was a crack cocaine addict and his father was incarcerated, so he was raised by his grandmother Brenda Patterson-Usher, a Black Panther party member, who owned several homes throughout Oak Park.
The rapper enrolled and attended Sacramento High School, but eventually dropped out and earned a GED. He worked various local jobs until he decided to pursue his music career full-time in 2010.
Mozzy first began rapping at age 16 alongside his uncle Genaro “GP the Beast” Patterson, who would later collaborate with the likes of Suge Knight and others on the 2000 Death Row compilation album Too Gangsta’ For Radio.
In 2010, the rapper kickstarted his career under the monikrt “Lil Tim”, Patterson released a single titled “U Ain’t Really Like ‘Dat”, his first music release as a full-time musician. On August 2, 2016, Mozzy released Lil’ Timothy N Thingz, a collection of songs recorded in 2008 while he had still been known as “Lil’ Tim”.
Money Means Mozzy
He released his first solo album in 2011 under the title Money Means Mozzy and had released 10 other albums by 2016. In 2015, the rapper was recognized by Complex magazine for having the “best run of 2015”, and by Rolling Stone for having the 22nd best rap album of 2015.
Gang Related Siblings Album
In 2016, Patterson moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles, California and released the album Gang Related Siblings, featuring his fellow Oak Park native and Mozzy producer June.
Mozzy’s 2016 album “Mandatory Check” reached no. 7 on the Billboard Rap Albums chart.
In 2018, he released his album, “Gangland Landlord”, which peaked at number 57 on the US Billboard 200, becoming his highest charting album to date.
Internal Affairs Album
on May 28, 2019, the rapper released yet another album titled Internal Affairs. The album was released under Mozzy Records / Empire Distribution and was received with much critical acclaim.
Mozzy’s first notable collaboration was with an industry executive on Mozzy’s third solo album, Goonbody Embodiment, he collaborated with Oakland rapper Philthy Rich, on the track “I’m Just Being Honest” in early may of 2014, which caused a longstanding controversy. In December, Compton rapper YG released a single titled “City Mad” featuring Mozzy and associate “Slim 400” leading up to the release of his album, Still Krazy. In 2016, Vallejo rapper Nef the Pharaoh released the album Neffy Got Wings, featuring a track with Mozzy called “Devil’s Team”.
In March 2014, Patterson released a track called “I’m Just Bein Honest” which sparked a feud with local rapper Lavish D. However, there had been an ongoing feud, which started in Meadowview and G Parkway in Sacramento, that put Guttah Team and Starz against Oak Park gangs like Fab and Stunna Gang. This started with an ambush by Lavish D’s “Starzup” gang on March 15 on an associate of Mozzy’s from Oak Park at the Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento. Eight shootings followed, which the Sacramento Police department found to be linked by the original incident between the two gangs.
Mozzy Legal issues
Between 2005 and 2008, Mozzy was arrested three times by the Sacramento Police for possession crimes, including illegal possession of a firearm and evading police.
He was arrested again in 2014, and served a sentence in San Quentin State Prison, during which his brother and colleague E Mozzy released the album Free Mozzy. After leaving penitentiary, Mozzy decided to focus solely on his music, releasing four solo albums in 2015. Despite receiving offers to perform across the nation and worldwide, Mozzy was unable to leave the state of California until 2017 due to being on probation.
In July 2018, Mozzy was arrested during a traffic stop in Las Vegas for gun possession.