“[H]is fever dreams of riches are well within reach, and Effected is a confident step toward turning what used to be fantasy into cold, hard reality.” – Pitchfork
“Effected is a clear statement Cozz doesn’t just want to be the conversation with the best rappers. He wants to steer the debates.” – HipHopDX
“[I]f incisive wit and dark, but hopeful narratives, are your thing, there are few better options than Effectedto feed your cerebral rap fix.” – Uproxx
“Effected doesn’t just continue Dreamville’s hot streak (J.I.D, EarthGang), but further solidifies Cozz among a group of gifted L.A. rap artists on the verge of blossoming into undeniability.” – DJBooth
Embracing a sound that seats him in a class of his own, Cozz’s skill and unique LA feel gained him the attention of rapper J.Cole, later recruiting him as the newest artist on the Dreamville label in 2014. Recognizing the high quality and replay value of his demo tape, Dreamville later decided to release ‘Cozz and Effect’ to be packaged and distributed for sale. By 2016, Cozz crafted his first free mixtape under the Dreamville label titled “Nothing Personal”. Incorporating the talents of his self- owned label ‘Tha Committee’, the project featured full production from label housed producer Meez, as well as appearances from label acts Corey C and Free Ackrite.Read more
In 2017 Cozz was working diligently on his debut studio album, Effected, released on Feb 13th, 2018. With a majority of the production handled by Cozz’s producer Meez, it also includes tracks from Louie Ji, Cardiak, TaeBeast and Soul Professa. Cozz calls on a few of his favorite rappers from Curren$y and Kendrick Lamar along with J.Cole for feature verses on the project. It landed to rave reviews from fans and critics as Cozz had finally given them the project everyone was longing for.
Now stacking a resume that boasts top tier performances Cozz’s rising talent has secured him sets on the stages of prominent festivals such as Lollapalooza, Day N Nite Fest, Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest and Made in America. Acquired by an undeniable appeal, Cozz’s demand later earned him an opportunity to perform sold out shows and arenas on J.Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour” as well as label mate Bas’s “Too High to Riot Tour” for both the US and International leg. Cozz has amassed fans worldwide and is taking his next step by announcing The Effected Tour. Starting in Atlanta, GA on May 20th, Cozz will begin a 16 city tour, hitting Toronto, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia, NYC, Denver, Vancouver, Portland, Oakland, Scottsdale, Santa Cruz, Santa Ana, and San Diego. The Effected Tour will be Cozz’s first tour in over a year.
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