MOZZY CALLS ON BABY MONEY FOR THE GRITTY NEW SINGLE “EVERY NIGHT”
Critically acclaimed Sacramento rapper Mozzy returns with his first single of 2023, the Baby Money-assisted “Every Night” via Mozzy Records/CMG/Interscope Records. The veteran MC’s newest track finds him reflecting on the highs and lows of life in the hood with insight, finesse, and authenticity.
Over a head-nodding drum beat, subtle synths portend menace as Mozzy tells tales of life on the corner with dead-eyed clarity. “Can’t learn this shit from school, it’s from experience in the streets,” he raps with striking detail. “Every night, there’s gunshots and ya get popped if you ain’t play it right.” It’s a sobering look at the life Mozzy escaped, and the experiences that shaped him as he continues to ascend to the upper echelon of the rap world.
“Every Night” follows Mozzy’s celebrated 2022 album, Survivor’s Guilt. That project, like all of his music, is colored by the unthinkable—crooked cops and jealous enemies, opportunities that seem too good to be true and the ones that really are. And, as its title implies, the record finds Mozzy wracked with guilt over the things he can no longer change. But rather than stew over what-ifs, he channels this into a new resolve.
Raised in the Oak Park section of Sacramento, Mozzy spent the 2010s establishing a reputation as one of the sharpest songwriters and most convincing vocalists in modern hip-hop. His calling card is a willingness to reveal what other artists obscure: the physical and spiritual pain he’s suffered, the grisliness of the scenes he has witnessed, and the darkest fears that still cloud his mind.
“Every Night” and Survivor’s Guilt follow Untreated Trauma, which reached No. 19 on the Billboard 200. Mixtapes like 2015’s one-two punch of Bladadah and Yellow Tape Activities, coupled with studio efforts like 2017’s 1 Up Top Ahk, have made Mozzy one of the most engaging writers working in any medium today. With “Every Night,” the MC confirms he has zero intentions of slowing down any time soon.