Boston local Cousin Stizz has been creation waves in song with a recover of his critically-praised 2015 project, “Suffolk County” and 2016 follow-up, “Monda.” The immature speaker earnings with some some-more feverishness for listeners in his latest mixtape, “One Night Only,” expelled on Jul 12, 2017.
The newly RCA-signed hype wastes no time in delivering another viewpoint on flourishing adult in a Boston area of Dorchester. Through this latest mixtape, Stizz manages to excavate serve into his upbringing while giving listeners a good discriminating yet grittier sound than his mainstream counterparts. Calling in prolongation assistance from Virginia’s possess Tee-WaTT, “One Night Only” finds Stizz in informed rhyming domain with a small some-more gloss and expansion in sound.
Before a days of internet-rap entrepreneurs like Chance a Rapper and Mac Miller, removing sealed to a vital tag was a self-evident Holy Grail to a immature artist from common beginnings. Not usually was a subsidy of a vital tag a “Mama We Made It” moment, though it was entrance to supports and non-stop doors that were comparatively unknown. So, it was not startling that once Cousin Stizz sealed a understanding and his initial check, he headed to a West Coast for California dreaming.
The change of view from a tough and cold streets of Boston, to a new land of event and a step closer to his dreams, it usually creates clarity that he puts that fun into his music. Influenced by a sounds of California, his opener “Switch Places” finds a rapper holding a poke during a naysayers and haters as he boasts about his new life. Laced with braggadocious rhymes of materialism over a booming kick that echoes a sound of an early Wiz Khalifa.
Going off a California vibe, his following marks uncover his affinity for trap music: “Lambo” and “Paid” finds a rapper dumbing down his lyricism and puns for a some-more repetitive wordplay and hook. The dual marks are really something a listener would suffer some-more underneath a change of something mind-altering. Even a Quavo-assisted trap anthem “Headlock” finds both of a rappers going toe-to-toe with lyrics that multiply a hothouse rhyme-esque melody.
Stizz continues this cold brag over some rebound marks as “One Night Only” progresses. “No Ice” and “Paper Calling” are some of a many standout marks on a tape. This is not indispensably a good thing. Both marks follow a hybrid sound of Future lyricism and Migos exercise on an ethereal, bass-heavy beat. The prolongation outshines a wordplay on both of these tracks.
The Big Leano-assisted “The Store” also follows this same exercise over a bounce-beat method. Stizz seems to recover his movement with this line and it is clear, during this point in a fasten that he is only carrying fun with an astonishing sound. There is still a catchiness to them that is undeniable, though it seems a rapper is experimenting a many with an Atlanta sound that has flooded mainstream.
Although Stizz finds himself some-more gentle rebellious a sound that is so prevalent in many southern rappers, he misses a symbol in a few of his endeavors on “One Night Only.” Even G-Eazy could not save a mentally removal sounds of “Neimans Barneys.” The mercenary anthem to preservation offered is elementary and uninspired.
His try during intrigue with “Pull Up” is not as unchanging as other initial attempts and even is a tolerably desirable listen. However, a RB line seems out of place and dated. Even Stizz sounds demure on a track.
“One Night Only” is not for Stizz what “So Far Gone” was to Drake, or “Friday Night Lights” was for J. Cole. Stizz has already perceived his understanding and is already offered out shows. He has reached success in his lane, though it is transparent that he is still searching for a sound that fits his brand.
The mixtape is Stizz toying with a few new producers, rhyme flow, and character that does not wandering too distant from his norm, though is still graphic adequate to set the 25-year-old rapper detached from his competitors. Although investigation does not always bode well, Stizz has a bravery on a line that helps him mount out. With a singular laid-back smoothness and tranquil flow, he is still figure his line in a industry.
In his previous work, Stizz seemed hungrier to make that check and grind. Now that he has been sealed and reached a turn of success, a rapper contingency find a balance between his original gritty sound, a glossy, and a real.
Opinion by Tyler Cole
Edited by Jeanette Smith
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