Cozz - Effected
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 42 ratings
2018 Ratings: #192
February 13, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dreamville, Interscope / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
Your Review



Effected ... confirms that Cozz has more in him than just straight bars. He continues to tell his own story but through new flows, different hooks and an advanced way of making rap songs.


Genre inconsistencies aside, Effected is a clear statement Cozz doesn’t just want to be the conversation with the best rappers. He wants to steer the debates.


Effected deserves props for its altruistic insight on the ups-and-downs of being an artist, and for Cozz's nuanced storytelling. There's room for improvement for the melodies and beats, even though the subtle instrumentals help amplify Cozz's voice and his champion storytelling.


He’s precocious enough to examine himself and the dynamics affecting him, but still too young, or too inexperienced, to articulate a distinct artistic vision.

Feb 13, 2018
Even though I think this album is average at best, I still think it was a decent album. I liked Kendrick and Cole's feature on the album and Cody's flow on the album was fresh. However, I think if he tried to distinguish himself a little more he would be more recognized. The first song on the album talked about how he thinks he can save the rap game but no one has heard of him...I think that is because his sound isn't as unique yet. I think that if Cozz focused on making a new sound or a style ... read more
May 10, 2018
It's a fairly forgettable album, but features a young artist gushing with talent. Particularly enjoyed "Bout It" and "VanNess". I expect big things in the future from Cozz.
Apr 14, 2018
Solid album from Cozz, there isn't much else to say. J. Cole's Dreamville doesn't miss.
Apr 13, 2018
Mini J. Cole over J. Cole inspired beats. Nothing unique, but still some nice features from Kendrick and Cole himself.
Mar 22, 2018
Decent but hard to distinguish him from his contemporaries, but there is a whole verse about his cousin stealing his Charizard card. That's the hard-hitting hip hop we've been waiting for!
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Track List
  1. Questions
  2. Hustla’s Story (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  3. Ignorant Confidence
  4. Demons N Distractions
  5. Freaky 45
  6. Proof
  7. Badu (feat. Curren$y)
  8. Bout It (feat. Garren)
  9. VanNess
  10. Effected
  11. My Love
  12. That’s the Thing
  13. Zendaya (feat. J. Cole)
  14. Not a Minute More
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, YehiaSeyam

Added on: February 13, 2018