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What began as a shining membership in Dorchester area freestyle collective Pilot Nation’s cypher stars led to the release of a first official song “Shoutout” and by 2015 his debut mixtape “Suffolk County”. But while casual rap fans felt they’d just watched Boston rapper Cousin Stizz return punchline punts for teen touchdowns his real life pro career had truly just kicked the fuck off.
Stizz’ follow up tape, MONDA, led to an RCA record deal and debut studio album titled “One Night Only”, a critically acclaimed project with features from Offset, Buddy, and G-Eazy over production from industry staples like Vinlyz and Wondagurl. Hottest amongst the music was the single “Headlock” which enjoyed over 11 million Spotify streams, eight million YouTube views, and helped Stizz land the “Artist of The Year” Award at 2018’s Boston Music Awards, the first hip-hop artist to ever tote that trophy back to the crib. After two standout EP’s in “All Adds Up” and “Cold Times”, Stizz dropped his second album “Trying to Find My Next Thrill” last summer, a fun follow up that included the money party themed “Perfect” featuring the City Girls Yung Miami.