Amidst all of the terrible “Spring” weather happening in New York recently, Florida native and JIVE Recordings talent Kevin Cossom stopped in Brooklyn’s world famous Vinnie’s Styles to put a lil’ pep in our step Monday night to autograph copies of his most recent mixtape, By Any Means.
Also a listening event for his upcoming project Hook vs. Bridge 1.5, a fashionable crowd of Hip-Hoppers and Hip-Hoppets crowded the BK monument with old-school Rap albums splashed on its walls, coloring Cossom’s painting for a perfect listening event, with DJ Zeke on the wheels.
Dimes in abundance bobbleheaded to the tunes off of By Any Means, which included “She Like Me,” and “Work,” which is a personal favorite of mine, having listened to his tape. It’s easy to admire his style, which mixes singing, and rapping, as easily as sugar, water, purple! He has a truly gifted voice, without the auto-tune, and can really spit. Besides all of that, I was impressed that he managed to rap (and sing) over Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” a beat Danja modified a bit, but Cossom managed to prove himself regardless.
Check out his tape, By Any Means, and look out for his next joint, Hook vs. Bridge 1.5.
Main Image by Kason McNeil for Parlé Magazine
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