This morning, Sacramento rapper Mozzy appeared on MTV’s TRL to discuss his new album ‘Gangland Landlord’ and more with Sway Calloway.
On Saturday, Sacramento-bred rapper,Mozzy, hosted the Provide For Your People giveback event at Fourth Avenue Park in Sacramento, CA from 10am-2pm. In addition to repaving the basketball court, Mozzy gifted 400 members of the community with haircut vouchers, backpacks, school supplies, shoes, gift certificates and more. Activities included games, face painting and jump houses along with a variety of food vendors.
The charity event was sponsored by music distribution company EMPIRE in partnership with the non profit Project Optimism Inc., which offers a mentorship program that connects college students and recent college graduates with secondary school students. Supporting at-risk youth in his hometown is vital to Mozzy, who shares, “Giving back to the community that helped raise me is mandatory. It’s only natural for me to use my platform to provide opportunities and resources to those that need and deserve it.”
Last week, Mozzy dropped his new album Gangland Landlord via Mozzy Records/EMPIRE.
Today, revered Sacramento rapper Mozzy dropped his most impactful work to date with Gangland Landlord. The 18-track project, released via Mozzy Records/EMPIRE, is a follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2017 album 1 Up Top Ahk and also serves as a sequel to his 2015 releaseGangland Landscape. Gangland Landlord showcases Mozzy’s ability to evolve his sound without compromising lyricism, which is especially apparent by his last four single releases–the gospel instrumental backings on “Thugz Mansion” feat. Ty Dolla $ign and YG (which just surpassed 4 million YouTube views), the hard-hitting beat on “Not Impressive”, the softer 90s-inspired vibe of “Walk Up” and the signature NorCal undercurrent on “Choke On Me.” The elevated project also boasts features from Bay area legend Too $hort, Yo Gotti, ScHoolboy Q and Blac Youngsta, among others.2018 has been a banner year for Mozzy given his placement on the Black Panthermovie soundtrack, a strong festival set at Rolling Loud Bay Area and a shoutout from Kendrick Lamar at this year’s Grammy Awards. The Gangland Landlordalbum is a culmination of not only a successful year but 15 plus years of hard work. In celebration, Mozzy curated an intimate album listening experience last week at E.P. & L.P. Rooftop in Los Angeles; Too $hort and P-Lo were in attendance. At the event, he revealed his limited edition Gangland Landlord Deluxe Box Set, now available for purchase at mozzymerch.com. The box set includes the Gangland Landlord CD, embossed pendant, bandana, styrofoam cup and the 220-piece Mozzy poetry magnet set. ALBUM EVENT PHOTOS & VIDEO DOWNLOAD HERE (Photo Credit: @ContentNowLA)Mozzy is also hosting the Provide For Your People giveback event for kids at Fourth Avenue Park in Sacramento tomorrow–Saturday, October 6th–from 10am-2pm. Giving back to at-risk youth in the rough neighborhood he grew up in is vital to him. At the event, he will be repaving the basketball court, providing hair cuts, and handing out 400 backpacks, school supplies, shoes and more.
Sacramento’s top lyricist, Mozzy, is keeping the momentum going with a gritty visual for “Walk Up”. Produced by James Royo, the track highlights Mozzy’s ability to spit smooth bars on top of softer instrumentals, a contrast to his recent heavy-hitting banger “Not Impressive”” and the Ty Dolla $ign and YG-backed “Thugz Mansion,” which surpassed 3 million YouTube views in less than two weeks. The “Walk Up” visual, directed by one of Mozzy’s regular collaborators SUJ, reimagines a scene from the cult classic film Menace II Society and even features the real “Caine”, Tyrin Turner. Hypebeast premiered the video earlier today and said the “song takes stories from a seasoned, weary-eyed street-soldier and delivers them through a combination of tightly-wound flows and a menacingly-funky James Royo production.”
Gearing up to the October 5th release of Gangland Landlord (Mozzy Records/EMPIRE), Mozzy curated an intimate album listening experience this past Tuesday at E.P. & L.P. Rooftop in Los Angeles. At the event, he revealed his limited edition Gangland Landlord Deluxe Box Set. The house-shaped collectors item, lined in custom bandana print, includes the CD as well as the Gangland Landlord embossed pendant (only available with the box set), bandana, styrofoam cup and the 220-piece Mozzy poetry magnet set. The box set is available for pre-order now at mozzymerch.com and goes on sale October 5th.
Tuesday’s listening event, with sounds provided by DJ Carisma, was a Bay area affair—rappers Too $hort, P-Lo and more came through to support along with EMPIRE executives Ghazi Shami and Nima Etminan. Mozzy recalls just wanting “to be a part of Northern California rap,” and he certainly solidified a top spot after his crowd-pleasing set at Rolling Loud Bay Area earlier this month. Now he’s capitalizing on his momentum, transforming regional devotion into a national movement. “It’s a good time right now,” Mozzy says, “and I’m just happy that I’m a part of it.”
The undisputed king of Oak Park, Sacramento, Mozzy, continues his regularly scheduled programming with the new banger “Not Impressive.” The track marks the first single off his highly anticipated studio album Gangland Landlord dropping October 5th via Mozzy Records/EMPIRE. The tough NorCal beat (produced by Jay P Bangz) and fast-paced rhymes are signature Mozzy; the energy of his early days shines through on this track and the entire album. “I wanted to bring back that same feeling I got when I first started really popping,” he explains. “I wanted to turn the vibe up a little bit.”
Mozzy’s music always ties back to his hometown of Fourth Avenue in Oak Park, and the visual, directed by SUJ, is a stark representation of surviving those streets. Leading up to his October album release, Mozzy will take the stage at Rolling Loud Festival Bay Area on September 16th for a show-stopping performance that’ll see him bring out the best in the Bay with some special guests.
Coming off the heels of the Black Panther soundtrack’s #1 debut, and a major co-sign from Kendrick Lamar at the 2018 Grammy Awards, Sacramento rapper-in-charge, Mozzy, is gearing up for the release of his highly anticipated album,Gangland Landlord [Mozzy Records/EMPIRE], due out this summer. Directed by Suj, Mozzy’s gritty new visual spotlights Bay area street life. The hard-hitting production and clever wordplay serves as a friendly reminder of what fans can expect from Mozzy’s upcoming release. Although not on the album, “Who Want Problems,” which premiered on Noisey, is here to hold fans over and provide an authentic look into Mozzy’s life. It’s Gangland Landlord season and it’s time to pay up!
Freddie Gibbs, G Perico and Mozzy team up for a new single called “Colors,” produced by League Of Starz.