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Phoenix Teen Born Without A Jaw Makes His Debut As A Rapper

Isiah Acosta was born without a jaw and cannot talk. He communicates with sign languages, gestures and texting.

The 17 year old also loves hip hop and has long dreamed of being a rapper. And recently, local Phoenix rapper Trap House helped make that possible. 

Acosta penned lyrics, Trap House rapped them, and the new song and video called Oxygen to Fly has gone viral.

Over the weekend, the two appeared along with the video director at South by Southwest (SXSW), the famous music, culture and tech festival in Austin, Texas.

The video and song are also part of a special project from the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.

All proceeds from the song go to CMN Hospitals.

Naomi Gingold is the weekend morning host at KJZZ. When’s she’s not in the studio, she’s out reporting stories in the Valley.