Music Monday: Cozz Drops “Nothin Personal” EP on Dreamville Records
In 2014 Cozz released a song that would changed his career trajectory. “Dreams” was a straight from South Central anthem about trying to make it out the neighborhood. At the time Cozz was a little heard of artists, the facts of which you can hear in the delivery of brutally honest bars. That honesty caught the attention of J. Cole, who swooped him up on his Dreamville Records label and shouted him out on his record setting 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
In 2015 Cozz looks to have another big year, starting with the release of his second project “Nothin Personal”. The EP features many of the same producers and features as Cody Macc, but has a distinctively different sound than the original offering. This time Cozz get more introspective and reflects on what the last year offered him, and what that means for where he is in his life right now. It’s that typical torn mentality a lot of young MCs focus, on one side they have the things that shaped them initially as an artist, while on the other side there are the shiny new resources that new fame provides. Cozz does a decdnt job of striking a balance, but maybe that’s the problem, there’s no turn up anthem, nor is there that gritty and honest message I was hoping to find from a more mature Cozz.
In all Cozz has plenty to offer to someone looking for something a little different on there bus ride home from work. plus, it will be fun to watch the dude develop down the road, if there’s one thing he has going for him it’s pose and a self realization that is beyond his years. Check it out below and enjoy the Cali vibes.