Bringing the spirit of Death Row Records to the 2010s, Sacramento MC Mozzy was born Timothy Patterson. He began rapping in 2004 under the name Lil Tim, and released the "U Ain't Ready Like Dat" single in 2010. A name change came in 2011 when he issued the album Money Means Mozzy, then DJ Fresh hosted his 2013 mixtape The Tonite Show. Four mixtapes dropped in 2014 including Free Mozzy, which was issued while the MC was locked up on illegal firearm charges. Gangland landed in 2015 along with Yellow Tape Activities, and 2016 saw the Empire label issue both Beautiful Struggle and Mandatory Check. He followed in 2017 with Fake Famous, which featured appearances by Iamsu!, E Mozzy, Cellyru, YFN Lucci, YG, G-Eazy, Jadakiss, and many more.