Fast like Twista but firmly based in West Coast rap, South Central Los Angeles native Cozz didn't even start rapping until the beginning of 2013, but his honest style fit in with the rising popularity of "reality rap." In early 2014, the rapper born Cody Osagie uploaded "Dreams," an introspective cut that hit the Net hard and impressed J.
Cole, who signed Cozz to his Interscope-supported Dreamville imprint. The track landed on Cozz's 2014 debut, Cozz & Effect, which also featured the Meez-produced single "Cody Macc" and registered on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart at number 17. A slot on a Dreamville package tour and a contribution to the label's Revenge of the Dreamers, Vol. 2 preceded the early-2016 release Nothin Personal, a mixtape for which Meez either produced or co-produced every track. After an assortment of featured appearances on tracks by Bas, Ari Lennox, and a few other fellow artists, Cozz resumed headlining output with the 2018 singles "Questions" and the Curren$y collaboration "Badu." ~ David Jeffries