Phoenix teen Isaiah Acosta, born without a jaw, achieves dream of becoming rap artist

Posted at 10:35 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 16:17:04-04

When Isaiah Acosta came into this world, the odds were stacked against him.

Isaiah was born without a lower jaw and pathways for oxygen to enter his body. He's mute and will never have the ability to speak. Despite the obvious obstacles, it's been his dream to share his story to others in bars and verses.

"We knew we had a great story but we didn't know it was going to explode like it did," said Tarah Acosta, Isaiah’s mother.

But just last week, Isaiah made his hip-hop debut. Arizona rapper Trap House helped Isaiah write and record his first-ever single. It’s Trap House’s voice by Isaiah’s lyrics. The song, now the subject of a short film, has already racked up millions of views on Facebook.

"We knew it was magical. We knew we had an incredible story, an incredible song that we ended up with and so we really took our time to really do it right and do it justice," said Topher Horman with the Children’s Miracle Network. 

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. 

You can listen to Isaiah’s song by visiting All proceeds raised will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network.