Cozz

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Cozz
Cozz toohightoriottour.jpg
Cozz performing during Too High to Riot Tour in 2016.
Background information
Birth name Cody Osagie
Born (1993-10-01) October 1, 1993 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals, producer
Years active 2013–present
Labels
Associated acts

Cody Osagie, (born October 1, 1993), better known by his stage name Cozz, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is signed to J. Cole's label Dreamville Records and Interscope Records. His debut studio album Cozz & Effect, was released on October 3, 2014.[1][2]

Musical career[edit]

2013: Career beginnings[edit]

In 2013, Cozz began to take rap seriously, and recorded a demo tape. A few months later, he released the music video for "Dreams". Shortly after, he started to get notice, and having meetings with many different labels. Cozz's manager brought the music video to J. Cole and was later signed to Dreamville Records.[3][4]

2014-15: Cozz & Effect[edit]

On October 3, 2014, Cozz released his debut album Cozz & Effect The project was initially intended as a free mixtape upon recording. But according to Cozz, when it was finished, it sounded better than they had hoped and they therefore agreed it can be sold. Dreamville Records released it on digital format firstly, followed by physical CD a short while afterwards.

In 2015, Cozz was a part of J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour" along with other acts Bas, Omen, Pusha T, Jhene Aiko, Jeremih, YG, and Big Sean.

2016-present: Nothin Personal & Effected[edit]

On January 4, 2016, Cozz released his second project, and first mixtape, Nothin' Personal. The mixtape was entirely produced by Meez. Features include fellow west coast rapper Boogie, Bas, and Free Ackrite. On February 13, 2018, he released his second album Effected which includes features from J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar.[5] Singles and music videos for the album includes "Questions", "Demons N Distractions", and "Bout It".[6][7] On April 4, 2018, Cozz announced The Effected Tour in North American in 16 cities, to further promote the album.[8] He was also featured on Los Angeles rapper JAG's album with Reason on the track "Black Boy Rise".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with album details and selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US
R&B/HH

US
Rap

Cozz & Effect
  • Released: October 3, 2014
  • Label: Dreamville, Interscope
  • Format: CD, digital download
160 31 17
Effected[9]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
Nothin' Personal
  • Released: January 4, 2016
  • Format: Digital Download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B/HH
US
Rap
Revenge of the Dreamers II (with Dreamville Records)
  • Released: December 8, 2015
  • Label: Dreamville, Interscope
  • Format: CD, digital download
29 4 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwin Ortiz (29 June 2014). "Interview: Cozz Talks About Signing to J. Cole's Dreamville/Interscope Label, Hanging Out With Game & His Upcoming Album "Cozz & Effect"". Complex.
  2. ^ Edwin Ortiz (3 October 2014). "Stream Cozz's "Cozz & Effect" Album". Complex.
  3. ^ "Interview: Dreamville Talks Upcoming Projects". Saint Heron.
  4. ^ Edwin Ortiz (29 June 2014). "Interview: Cozz Talks About Signing to J. Cole's Dreamville/Interscope Label, Hanging Out With Game & His Upcoming Album "Cozz & Effect"". Complex CA.
  5. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8098068/cozz-effected-track-list
  6. ^ India, Lindsey (January 8, 2018). "Cozz Plays Role Reversal With Cops in Questions Video". XXL. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Findlay, Mitch (May 22, 2018). "Cozz & Garren Woo Ladies & Piss Off Executives In "Bout It"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  8. ^ Walker, Joe (April 4, 2018). "Cozz Announces 'The Effected Tour'". OnSmash. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  9. ^ Issa MVP (February 5, 2018). "Cozz Taps Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole & More for 'Effected' Album". OnSMASH. Retrieved February 5, 2018.