Headlock

Cousin Stizz drops “Headlock” with Offset, announces ‘One Night Only’ debut

Following up on the success of his Suffolk County mixtape in 2015 and his Monda EP in 2016, Boston lyricist Cousin Stizz has just announced his next project – “One Night Only.” If that didn’t excite fans enough, he joined forces with Offset and paired the breaking news with the project’s lead single, “Headlock” – all . . .

Want Me Bad
New Music Feb 8  |  

KYLE and Cousin Stizz battle demons on “Want Me Bad”

It’s one thing to be aware of demons around you. It’s another thing entirely to rebel against them. KYLE and Cousin Stizz aren’t afraid to go to war for what’s theirs on “Want Me Bad.” The song maintains a mellow vibe, even as both KYLE and Stizz reveal some of their own personal struggles. Stream . . .

500 Horses
New Music Nov 17  |  

Cousin Stizz goes for a night ride in “500 Horses” (Video)

Boston standout Cousin Stizz is back with a nighttime video for one of the catchiest songs from his MONDA project, “500 Horses.” Given the title, it should be no surprise that the video features him sliding through the city in some high powered cars. Watch the video for “500 Horses” below.

Living Like Khaled
New Music Aug 30  |  

Cousin Stizz is out here “Living Like Khaled”

Boston anthem maker Cousin Stizz is back with another one, and he’s “Living Like Khaled” over top of easy riding Tee-WaTT production. It’s no surprise that Stizz feels as good as he does on this record, as he’s continuing to see his buzz build after the release of his latest project, MONDA. Stream “Living Like . . .

Chill Bill
New Music Aug 25  |  

Rob $tone – “Chill Bill” (Remix) ft. D.R.A.M., Denzel Curry, and Cousin Stizz

San Diego’s very own Rob $tone pulls in three unique up and comers for his “Chill Bill” remix. Virginia crooner D.R.A.M., Florida native Denzel Curry, and Boston standout Cousin Stizz each contribute their respective skillsets and personalities to the new version. Rob starts the song before passing the mic around the table. Stream the “Chill Bill” remix . . .

MONDA
New Music Jul 14  |  

Boston standout Cousin Stizz releases his ‘MONDA’ mixtape

Cousin Stizz is doing well for himself. The Boston-based emcee has amassed a large following due to his relatable, easy to remember choruses, which are oftentimes paired with production that’s all but guaranteed to make your speakers knock. His latest release, MONDA, is everything you’d expect. Coming in at a total of fourteen tracks, it . . .

Where I Came From
New Music Jul 12  |  

Cousin Stizz – “Where I Came From”

“I’m out here comfortable, living lavish.” Cousin Stizz creates fairly formulaic music, in a good way. “Where I Came From” is another solid release. Easy to pick up cadences, relatable choruses and bass-heavy production are in full effect throughout the Tedd Boyd-produced effort. Stream “Where I Came From” below.

500 Horses
New Music Jun 28  |  

Cousin Stizz – “500 Horses”

Cousin Stizz knows how to keep things simple without making them boring. “500 Horses” is the latest in a long line of addictive, catchy jams with bass-heavy production. It’s easy to neglect the technical precision that Stizz employs in his rhyme schemes due to how nonchalant his voice is, but the skill is definitely there. . . .

Coulda Been
New Music Jun 14  |  

Cousin Stizz uses “Coulda Been” to reflect on past choices

“Coulda been jailed, or been laid in a ditch. Could have been schoolin’ and living legit.” Cousin Stizz keeps the rhyme schemes simple, but he conveys a number of emotions throughout his reflective new release, “Coulda Been.” The Tee-WaTT-produced loosie has a slightly murky feel to it. Look for more drops from the Boston rhymesayer in the . . .

super bowl
New Music Jan 22  |  

Cousin Stizz Kicks Chill Vibes on “Super Bowl”

Cousin Stizz shows us how to party like it’s the “Super Bowl” with his new Dumdrumz-produced single. Stizz has a knack for making simple choruses that get stuck in your head for days. Look for more information on Stizz’s Monda project, which is releasing Spring 2016. Stream “Super Bowl” below.

shoutout
New Music Aug 25  |  

Cousin Stizz – “Shoutout (Gravez Remix)”

Gravez displays a remarkable combination of grace and power with his remix of Cousin Stizz‘s “Shoutout.” Intricate, overlapping melodies fluctuate with powerful bass and ominous synths, but somehow it all makes sense. “Shoutout” was originally featured on Cousin Stizz’s Suffolk County project. Stream Gravez’s “Shoutout” remix below.

Dirty Bandz
New Music Aug 19  |  

Cousin Stizz – “Dirty Bandz” (Video)

Cousin Stizz brings attention back to his Suffolk County project with a high-energy video for “Dirty Bandz.” The visual accompaniment gives us a window into one day in the life of Stizz and company. Watch the video for “Dirty Bandz” below. (Complex)  

No Bells
New Music Jul 3  |  

Cousin Stizz – “No Bells (DrewsThatDude Remix)”

DrewsThatDude breaks out multiple instruments to add some new flavor to Boston emcee Cousin Stizz‘s “No Bells.” The irony of Drew remixing “No Bells” with lots of bells isn’t lost upon us. Stizz’s Suffolk County mixtape has already gained a ton of attention, and this is only going to help. Stream DrewsThatDude’s “No Bells” remix . . .

Suffolk County
New Music Jun 1  |  

Cousin Stizz – “Suffolk County” (Album)

Boston resident Cousn Stizz delivers his highly anticipated new project, Suffolk County, is here. The lone guest feature comes courtesy of Jefe Replay, and production comes from the likes of Tee-WaTT, DrumDrumz, Lil Rich, M. Ali, Latrell James, and Tedd Boyd. Stizz told Complex: “It’s all about giving people something to move to and relate to. . . .

Trillectro 2016 Recap

Trillectro 2016 Recap: The People’s Perspective

We decided to give you ‘The People’s Perspective’ with our Trillectro 2016 recap. Trillectro has been a family reunion for creatives and music lovers every year since it came to the greater Washington, D.C. area in 2012. The fifth annual festival took place on Saturday, August 27th at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The . . .