By: Seamus Fay
In a week filled with momentous rap releases, one of the standout projects that came out was undoubtedly Cousin Stizz’s latest All Adds Up EP. And sure, I know I’m biased being from Massachusetts, but I truly mean it when I say that this mini release is direct proof that the Fields Corner native is going to be an absolute star. I mentioned it in a tweet earlier this week — the conviction in his voice and overall attitude of the three songs show many facets of Stizz’s skill and mentality at the moment, with the most prevalent being his dead-set vision of success. He’s going to make it, regardless of what may come in the way.
That said, this trio of songs brings to fruition quite possibly Stizz’s most refined artistry to date. The production, handled by the names noted below, is both ominous and determined, hanging onto every bar with futuristic melodies and trap-induced drums. Additionally, Stizz’s charismatic cadences help to supercharge his unforgettable lyricism, and all in all, this EP comes through as a reminder that whatever might be on the way in the future is going to shake things up quite a bit. Stizz is on a mission, and All Adds Up tells us that the direction he’s heading in is straight to the top. Listen at the link below: