Audiomack puts together a playlist of hits from everyone’s favorite cousin.
Cousin Stizz has done more than change Shea Serrano’s life. The Boston rapper has played a crucial role in breathing new life into his city’s hip-hop scene. Stizz weaves cutting lyricism into trap soundscapes, and if that seems like every cautious old-head’s dream, that’s because he is.
This playlist captures the booming menace, unparalleled energy, and sneaky pen game Cousin Stizz has to offer across twenty-five standout cuts. Hits like the Offset-assisted “Headlock,” from Stizz’s 2017 project, One Night Only, appear beside the more emotive and inspiration, “Coulda Been.” The wide breadth of sonics and topics we get from Stizz, packed into this playlist, cement his as one of the most exciting acts of the past few years.
If you like what you hear, check out the Hometown Heroes: Boston playlist for more of the city’s standouts.