Co$$ – Before I Awoke


Troy ‘Co$$’ Johnson has been bubbling on the LA scene with his tales of love lost and gained and hard street rhymes all told with heartfelt integrity. Hailing from Leimert Park, Co$$ is an artist who uses vivid imagery and sharp rhymes in his delivery to paint a clear picture of his content. Named as LA’s most underrated rapper in the LA times, Co$$ is beating off his competition.

Co$$ will no doubt make some huge waves with a debut album bursting with creativity, unique flow and original, introspective content. The production is remarkably varied, with synth laden melodies merged with dusty loops throughout in a melting pot that includes beats from Exile. The perfect balance has been made with songs that make you screw your face up (see ‘Da Meanest’ Prod. by Exile), and thought provoking, captivating sound scapes (see ‘Scriptures’ prod. by The Soul Academy). With a beautifully polished intro, ‘Risen’ brings forth that ‘shiver down your spine’ music. In typical Tres fashion, ‘Spaceman’ delivers a laid back west coast sound laced with fly pianos and a hook reminiscent of the classic Dr. Dre or Snoop Dogg bounce. Tracks such as ‘In The Wind’ give the listener that instant head nod essence. Co$$’s label mate Shawn Jackson adds one of two features to the song with his usual experience and prowess.

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01. Risen (prod. J83)
02. Spaceman (prod. Fonetik Simbol)
03. Khakis and Taylors (prod. Fonetik Simbol)
04. In the Wind (prod. J83)
05. When I Feel feat. Shawn Jackson (prod. J83)
06. 10-4 (prod. Insightful)
07. What It Is? (prod. Knxwledge)
08. Burn It Down (prod. Cook Classics)
09. Da Meanest (prod. Exile)
10. Pot Ash (prod. Exile)
11. Only When I Dream feat. Sene & Aloe Blacc (prod. Chief)
12. Love Is (prod. Chief)
13. Born Again feat. Blu & Sene (prod. Fonetik Simbol)
14. No Allah (prod. Erik L)
15. Scriptures (prod. The Soul Academy)
16. Before I Awoke (No Rest) (prod. Beatnick Dee)
17. So Simple (prod. Tranzformer) [Bonus]
18. Falling From Grace (prod. DJ Playa Haze) [Bonus]
19. Star feat. Shawn Jackson (prod. Fonetik Simbol) [Bonus]

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2 Responses to “Co$$ – Before I Awoke”

  1. r-o says:

    this is a dope album thnx

  2. Dope Music… Go out n support the mans craft yall.

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