Cody Osagie, better known by his stage name Cozz, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records and Interscope Records. His debut studio album Cozz & Effect, was released on October 3, 2014.
2013: Career beginnings
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.
2014-15: Cozz & Effect
On October 3, 2014, Cozz released his debut album Cozz & Effect The project was initially inteded 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
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, Labelmate Bas, and Free Ackrite.