For an artist as high-profile, easily relatable and fiercely opinionated as J. Cole, he is as equally private and personally protective also, surprising his fans at any given moment. As evidenced in the first episode of his “Road To Homecoming” series, he had been working on his third album 2014 Forest Hills Drive for months before announcing it – three weeks before its planned release date, and with no promotion – with a simple tweet. That trend has seemingly become a mantra for his Dreamville compatriots also, as subsequent drops from the imprint like Bas’ Last Winter and their Revenge of the Dreamers II compilation have all dropped with very little warning.
Cozz is no different. The Southern California emcee first made waves with his 2014 debut Cozz & Effect, and shortly before the end of 2015 he announced that its follow-up Nothin’ Personal would arrive only a week after the initial announcement.
The project has now touched down, anchored by the previous singles “Who Said” and “My Side.” With a bulk of the production largely handled by Meez, Cody Macc calls upon the likes of Bas, Boogie, Free Ackrite and Correy C to assist him throughout the 13-track outing. Even more surprising? Cozz has released the project for free. Surprise, surprise.
Stream and download Nothin’ Personal below.
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