There’s no denying that when rappers from the Seattle rap scene break through, they dominate. And at just 17 years old, LIL MOSEY is making it very clear he’s here to stay. Today, the young MC has announced a debut run of Australian headline shows, bringing the hugely successful Northsbest World Tour down under, starting off at 170 Russell in Melbourne on Thursday, June 13 before heading to Brisbane, Sydney and Perth.
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. It got a couple thousand listens, an encouraging sign for an unknown artist. Over the next year, Mosey continued developing his craft and releasing material.