Sacramento’s Mozzy has been making a name for himself with his unique style and gregarious personality. He most recently released Fake Famous this past January, and it got positive reviews and had quite a few notable features.

Because it’s understandable if an artist from the lesser known town of Sacramento, California, has slipped under your radar, we invited Mozzy to list the five tracks he thinks are most essential to his career and understanding him as an artist.

The emcee gives us a look behind the curtain, telling us how one of his songs was so truthful about his life he was “damn near taking a risk.” Check it out below and be sure to check out his Fake Famous album.