Mozzy rapped consistently for 11 years before getting his first taste of success. He is a great example of working hard and believing you can make it. Never give up. Born in 1987 as Timothy Cornell Patterson, Mozzy started rapping in 2004. But he got his first taste at success in 2015 with his album Bladadah. His music reflects Sacramento gang life. How much is Mozzy net worth? How does he make his money?
Let’s talk a bit about this rapper’s career path and journey. Born in Oak Park, Sacramento, he spends his whole life there. While he credits rap legends like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg for his music, he raps about Sacramento gang life. As of June 2020, Mozzy net worth is $750,000.
Mozzy started under the name Lil Tim in 2004. In 2012, he changed his name to Mozzy. So far, he has two albums on the Billboard Top 100 Chart. He also contributed a feature track on the Black Panther soundtrack.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in Oak Park, Sacramento, he grew up on 4th Avenue. He didn’t have his parents in his life. Instead, his grandmother raised him. She is a Black Panther party member and owned several homes throughout Oak Park. Mozzy attended Sacramento High School. Yet, he dropped out and earned a General Educational Development, GED.
Before pursuing a full-time rap career, he worked at various local jobs. He began rapping at the age of 16 alongside his uncle, Genaro GP the Beast Patterson.
In 2010, he decided to pursue a full-time rap career. He chose the stage name Lil Tim and released the single U Ain’t Really Like Dat. That was his first release as a full-time musician.
In the beginning, Mozzy worked mostly on collaborations. His first notable collaboration came with Oakland rapper Philthy Rich. They worked on a track for Mozzy’s third solo album. The track “I’m Just Being Honest” came out in early May of 2014.
He then appeared on the track City Mad by YG. In 2016, he appeared on Nef the Pharaoh collaborated with Mozzy on the track Devil’s Team.
In 2019, Timothy released a full-length collaboration album titled Chop Stixx and Banana Clips. But his biggest success came from solo albums.
In 2011, he released his first solo album titled Money Means Mozzy. He released ten other albums, but none got as successful as Bladadah. Released in 2015, the album got praised by Rolling Stone magazine. The magazine put the album on the 22nd spot for the best rap album of 2015.
In 2016, he moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles to increase his visibility and presence. He released his album Gang Related Siblings featuring June, another Oak Park native and producer.
In 2018, he released the album Gangland Landlord, peaking at Number 57 on the US Billboard 200 Chart.
In May 2020, Mozzy released his fifth studio album titled Beyond Bulletproof. He collaborated with artists like G Herbo, Polo G, and King Von for this album. It debuted at Number 43 on the Billboard 200, making it the highest-charting project to date.
Mozzy net worth is more than $750,000. He earned most of the money through record sales.
Controversy and Legal Issues
Between 2005 and 2008, Mozzy got arrested three times by the Sacramento Police. Crimes included illegal possession of firearm and evading police. In 2014, he got arrested again and served a sentence in San Quentin State Prison. During the period, his brother and colleague E Mozzy released the album Free Mozzy.
Following the release, Mozzy put all his focus on music. Since 2014, he released four solo albums. He got offers to perform across the nation and worldwide. But Mozzy couldn’t leave the state of California until 2017 due to probation.
In July 2018, he got arrested again, this time for gun possession.
Earnings and Income
Mozzy earns his money from music sales, YouTube advertisements, and LIVE stage shows. He also has a merchandise store where he sells various clothing items. These include hoodies, backpacks, tees, and much more.
As of June 2020, Mozzy net worth is more than $750,000. Some sources say it is close to $1 million.
To this date, he doesn’t have any awards. He does have more than 500,000 YouTube subscribers. So far, his videos amassed more than 300 million views.
Mozzy is a married man. But he does not disclose the identity of his wife. He never provided information about a girlfriend. But he does have custody of his daughter, Ariana.