At midnight on Monday, Dreamville rapper Cozz is releasing an album called Effected, featuring Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Curren$y, and more. Before the project arrives, Dreamville has released a 10-minute mini documentary that outlines his rise from a neighborhood in South Central to the rapper we know today. Featuring interviews with his friends and family, the Darius Tubrak-directed film gives us an intimate look at Cozz's backstory.
"When I made this project, I wasn't thinking about nobody else," he says at the end of the video, speaking on the Effected project. "I wasn't listening to nobody else. I was just competing against myself. I'm pushing myself more than I've pushed myself at anything. So I think this album is the best Cozz to date."
Cozz has already shared four excellent singles from the album since January, as well as a music video for "Questions." You can watch that below and check back here for the album when it drops at midnight.
Continue to see him freestyle over Mike Jones' 2006 single "Back Then" in our backyard at SXSW in 2016.