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  • Album Review: Cozz "Cozz & Effect"

    Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:21:21

    Album Review: Cozz "Cozz & Effect" - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

    Cozz shows everybody around the real Los Angeles on his debut full-length Cozz & Effect.

    The woozy production, airy soul elements, shots, and open beats make the likes of "Dreams" feel as if they were meant to be bumped in Alonzo’s Monte Carlo during a scene in Training Day. "I’m Tha Man" remains a declarative statement, coasting forward on his robust flow, razor sharp rhyming, and slick knack for a hook. Meanwhile, "Western Ave. Slaves" featuring enimaL sees Cozz flex his storytelling muscle, spitting narratives that could very well become a West Side Illmatic. He’s that good. Even when he goes bar-for-bar with Dreamville label C.E.O. J. Cole on a remix of "Knock Tha Hustle", he stands on his own two feet as a focused, fiery, and formidable MC.

    Cozz holds nothing back, which makes Cozz & Effect one of the year’s best hip-hop albums and a landmark L.A. debut.

    Buy it at iTunes

    Rick Florino

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