On July 28, Mozzy surrendered to authorities and was sentenced to one year in prison on a federal weapons allegation stemming from a traffic encounter in January 2021. The rapper said in a statement:
“Life comes at you quickly. Sometimes s**t happens and you have to accept the offer. It’s going to become nasty out here. I appreciate my family. Chest out, chin up. “I adore you the most.”
Mozzy, also known as Timothy Cornell Patterson, pled guilty to the gun charge in January 2022 and was refused probation by his counsel. Patterson is scheduled to be freed from jail on July 23, 2023.
42 dugg went to jail for gun charges. Now mozzy. Is there pattern with this record label? https://t.co/yC5hmuElxW
— Wil Black (@blackras1) July 29, 2022
Mozzy’s charges are clarified
Timothy’s latest sentence is the result of a federal weapons allegation stemming from a traffic stop in Culver City, California, in January of last year. Cops stopped Patterson and searched his car, discovering a Glock 26 pistol, 16 rounds of 9mm ammo, and some marijuana. Officers detained him on the spot, but he was subsequently freed on bond.
Patterson addressed a letter to a local court after his punishment, in which he stated:
“This case taught me that all I’ve done and created may be destroyed by a single error or lapse in judgment.” ‘A misstep may avoid a fall,’ I once read. This, I suppose, was my stumble,’ which saved me from falling. I suppose I needed something like this to give my life a bit more order.”
Who exactly is Mozzy? Investigating the rapper’s career
Mozzy began rapping at the age of 16 and released his debut track, U Ain’t Really Like ‘Dat, under the alias Lil Tim in 2010. In August 2016, he released Lil Timothy N Thingz, a compilation of songs he recorded in 2008 while still known as Lil Tim. The 35-year-old Sacramento native previously recorded mixtapes like Bladadah before releasing his debut solo mixtape, Money Means Mozzy, in 2011. In 2016, he released his first album, Gang Related Siblings, and his subsequent mixtape, Mandatory Check, topped the Billboard Rap Albums list.
On his third album, Goonbody Embodiment, he worked with rapper Philthy Rich, and he was featured on YG’s track, City Mad, as well as Nef the Pharaoh’s album, Neffy Got Wings. In 2019, he released Chop Stixx & Banana Chips, a collaborative album, and was featured on Skylar Grey’s song, Last One Standing. His debut studio album, 1 Up Top Ahk, was published in August 2017, and his second album, Gangland Landlord, was released in 2018. Beyond Bulletproof, his fourth album was released in May 2020, followed by Occupational Hazard in October 2020.
Patterson’s debut single, Bompton to Oak Park, was released in 2021, followed by an album, Kommunity Service. Untreated Trauma, his sixth studio album, was released in September 2021. In February 2022, he secured a deal with CMG and Interscope Records.