Isaiah Acosta was born without the ability to speak or eat, let alone sing or rap. Now a teenager, he has become a songwriter who spends his time penning lyrics he won’t ever be able to verbalize.
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Born without a lower jaw, he has never been able to speak.Now a teenager, he has become a songwriter who spends his time penning lyrics he won’t ever be able to verbalize.
Luckily, Acosta made a friend in the rapper Trap House, who acts as his voice and has become his closest collaborator in the studio and gave his voice to Isaiah’s lyrics and first track.The song speaks to Isaiah’s struggles of living with serious medical conditions, despite doubts from medical professionals.
The song is called “Oxygen to Fly.” When we asked Isaiah what he hoped to achieve with the recording he told us through his smartphone that he’s helping kids around the world. “I don’t even think Isaiah thought this was possible. You know he is mute and we and a lot of people have told us they haven’t seen anything like this,” said Isaiah’s mom.