Rapper Trap House Lends His Voice to Teen Born Without a Jaw in Empowering ‘Oxygen to Fly’ Video [WATCH]
Critics have often complained that hip-hop music doesn’t motivate or inspire the youth. They would be wrong. Case in point: Phoenix rapper Trap House has given a voice to the voiceless in an empowering new video.
Trap House, in conjunction with Children’s Miracle Network, came to the aid of 17-year-old ten Isaiah Acosta who was born without a jaw from a condition called situs inversus. The condition has left the young man mute but it hasn’t stopped him from writing raps in his notebook.
Enter Trap House. Through the rapper’s voice, Acosta was able to record his very first rap song, the courageous track called “Oxygen to Fly.” In the accompanying video (watch above), Trap House spits the empowering lyrics, which was penned entirely Acosta who mimicks the words with hand gestures.
The visual details the 17-year-old's journey of living without a jaw and not letting his circumstance stop him from living life to the fullest.
"Yeah they said the man would never walk, but I'm walking on them God is real yeah / I'm just talking what I feel yeah / I'm just speaking on the real yeah," he spits, adding, Flexing on them yeah i'm still here / Angels on me that's why I'm still here."
Acosta's song has garnered attention by the local media in Phoenix, Ariz., and his social media accounts are lit with support from fans who are inspired by his courageous song. Currently, Acosta is an advocate for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and an ambassador for CMN.
Watch Isaiah Acosta's music video above and watch his inspiring documentary below.