LIL MOSEY There is no denying that when rappers from the Seattle rap scene break through, they dominate. Sir Mix-A-Lot became one of hip-hop’s best-selling acts of the 1980s and ’90s. The Emerald City got its next major triumph more than twenty years later, with the multi-platinum, hit-making duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Now it’s 16- year-old Lil Mosey’s turn. Born and raised in the Seattle suburb of Mount Lake Terrace, Lil Mosey was a mere 9-years-old when he was introduced to hip-hop. His oldest brother, Quinnell, played him music from Joey Bada$$, Iamsu!, Souljah Boy, and Mosey became an avid, rap fan, gravitating to the likes of 50 Cent, Nas and Meek Mill. By the time the baby-faced wordsmith got to the 8th grade, he was actively scouring YouTube to find instrumentals to write to and rap over. It was a way to perfect his budding flow. Lil Mosey recorded his first song, “Duplicate,” over Desiigner’s “Panda” beat in his bedroom and dropped it on SoundCloud.