Firmly based in West Coast rap, South Central native Cozz was born Cody Osagie, a birth name that also became the title of his calling-card single.

Uploaded in early 2014, his introspective cut “Dreams” hit the net hard and impressed rapper J. Cole, who signed Cozz to his Dreamville imprint.

The track landed on Cozz’s 2014 debut, Cozz & Effect, which also featured the Meez-produced single “Cody Macc.”

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Cozz "Nothin Personal" hits NYC & LA

Cozz performed back to back shows in NYC and his hometown, LA this week. The crowd was excited to experience Cozz’s first solo sets. BAS also surprised the LA crowd with high energy performances of ‘Tabs’ and ‘I Need That’.

Check some photos from the shows below!

COZZ - Arts & Raps

Dreamville’s very own Cozz, joins the kids to answer why people drink dirty Sprite. See how it all goes down in this week’s episode of Arts and Raps.

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Cozz Announces NY and LA Shows

Cozz announces two back to back shows on the East and West. Ticket info here.

Nothin' Personal

Cozz aka Cody Macc is back with his second offering. ‘Nothin Personal’ is a free mixtape brought to you by Cozz & Tha Committee Records/Dreamville Records. Entirly produced by Meez with features from Bas, Boogie, Corey C, and FreeAckrite.

Cozz - "Who Said"

A day before the tape releases. Cody Macc gives us a glimpse at whats to come. Produced by in house Mitte Gang producer Meez, the track is the third song to be released off of Nothin’ Personal. Who said Cody ain’t the man?

Cozz unveils "Nothin Personal" Covers + New Song "My Side"

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Cozz blesses us with the latest cover art and tracklisting to his upcoming mixtape, Nothin’ Personal. Following his debut project, Cozz N Effect, “Nothin’ Personal” showcases a years worth of growth from the LA based MC. The 13 track mixtape was almost entirely produced by Committee’s own Meez and features appearances from Dreamville lablemate Bas, as well as Boogie, Corey C and Freeackrite. To celebrate the New Year, Cozz gives us a sneak peak at the tape with a new song “My Side”. Check it out below.

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Bas, Cozz MTV's Artists to watch in 2016

 

Sound of MTV just announced their  50 Artist to Watch in 2016  list and it includes well-deserved labelmates, Bas & Cozz. The Dreamville rappers are set to release their respective projects in 2016.

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Trailer: Cozz - Nothing Personal

Cozz – Nothin Personal

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J. Cole: Road to Homecoming – Fuck Money, Spread Love (Episode 1)

Go behind the scenes as J. Cole stops in New York, London and North Carolina to get 2014 Forest Hills Drive release ready.

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ROTD2 Crawl in NYC

 

 

NYC received a special treat last night after Dreamville decided to bar crawl to celebrate the release of ROTD 2.  The crawl stops were announced through subway flyers and eventually caught up online as fans tried to track the impromptu shows from stop to stop. Performers included  Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen and Dreamville’s latest signee, Lute.

 

Revenge of the Dreamers II

The sequel to 2014’s Revenge of the Dreamers compilation features a nine-track set with appearances from Cole, Omen, Cozz, Lute, Ari and Bas. The Dreamville crew also make appearances, alongside the Social Experiment’s Donnie Trumpet and Correy C.

Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming on HBO (Trailer)

Villains, here’s the trailer to our upcoming documentary concert of the Forest Hills Drive Tour debuting January 9th on HBO and HBO Now.


Cozz - I Need That

Cozz links up with fellow Dreamville artist Bas for the single “I Need That”. The visual, directed by Doubi Bishara, highlights his year on the road with his Dreamville crew. Watch as he and Bas emerging from the smoke and take us on tour.

Dreamville to perform at Air + Style Music Festival

J. Cole, Bas, Cozz and Omen are set to play at the Air + Style Music Festival in L.A. The two-day festival takes place at Expo Park between February 20 – 21.

Tickets and Details @ Air + Style

LA Record interviews Cozz

Cozz: I’m a mystery to myself…

It was never truly dead, but hip-hop from the West Coast has recently risen to a stature it hasn’t enjoyed in years. One of the young artists looking to make a mark is South Central’s Cozz. Barely in his 20s, Cody Macc rolled a seven out the gate. While finishing what was to be his debut mixtape, Cozz And Effect, he was already fielding meetings with seasoned music industry brass like Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles and even Wyclef Jean. Still, it was J. Cole’s nascent Dreamville Records that made the most sense. Since last summer Cozz has been a Dreamville artist. But what does it mean for a young man from South Central to go from trying out his first bars at 16 to signing a deal at 20? I got the “Dreams” rapper on the phone to talk about what he learned from attending high school a few miles south and a world away in Manhattan Beach, the impact he’s looking to make and how it feels to be finding yourself while knee-deep in the rap game. Cozz performs Sun., July 19, with J. Cole and more at Staples Center.

Where were you born?

Cozz: I was born in Inglewood, [lived] there until I was six and then I moved to South Central where I’m at now. Before high school I was just an L.A. kid who was going in the city, playing outside and kicking it with the boys and you know, getting in trouble—not getting in trouble but trying to stay out of trouble. It’s just where we come from. Where there’s gang activity, you know we try to sneak out and kick it with girls and regular kid shit. I grew up with both of my parents, my mom and my pops. Except for later down the line they split up after high school, but they never had a healthy relationship. It was always hard with things going on inside the house. Other than that, it was just typical L.A. kids.

Cozz performs Sun., July 19, with J. Cole and more at Staples Center. Check out the full interview by Sweeney Kovar at LA Record

Cozz - Western Ave Slave

From his Cozz & Effect EP, Cozz delivers a video for “Western Ave. Slaves” with a feature from EnimaL. Follow a stripper’s journey above as Cozz puts things in perspective for all the ladies in the struggle. You Queen, You a God.

Made in America

J. Cole, Cody Macc, Fiend Bassy, and Omen are at this years Budweiser MadeInAmerica. Get tickets now at madeinamerica.com.

2015 Dollar & A Dream Tour

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J. Cole is bringing back his Dollar & A Dream Tour, this time to celebrate the release of Friday Night Lights. As usual, admission is granted on a first-come first-serve basis for only $1. The first show is set to kickoff in Dallas on June 21st with stops in NYC, Atlanta and LA featuring Dreamville signees Bas, Cozz and Omen as support. Follow @JCOLENC and @DREAMVILLE for venue announcements.

2015 DOLLAR & A DREAM TOUR DATES

6/21 – Dallas, TX
6/22 – New York, NY
6/24 – Atlanta, GA
6/26 – Los Angeles, CA

345 Sharp - Cozz

Fresh from tour, Cozz delivers with his new track called “345 Sharp.” The track is off the mixtape tribute to the late Christopher “Lewds” Natalio, former marketing director of Crooks and Castles.


Cozz - Knock tha Hustle

From Lower Manhattan to Harlem, Cozz walks us through “Knock Tha Hustle (Remix)” and the streets of New York. From the hallways of housing project buildings to train stations, and even the legendary Apollo theater, where J. Cole joins him, the rising Dreamville rapper makes his presence felt.

Vote for Bas and Cozz for the 2015 XXL Freshmen Cover

After much debate, XXL’s selection of artist’s for the XXL Freshmen 2015 Class is almost a wrap. Now, it’s time for the fans to vote for who you want to see snag a spot on the front cover. The artist with the most votes, who has not already been selected by XXL for the list, will win the Freshmen 10th spot.

Vote for Dreamville’s own, Bas and Cozz for the 2015 Freshman Cover | http://freshmen.xxlmag.com/10th-spot/?trackback=tsmclip