Almost one year ago, Boston’s very own Cousin Stizz dropped the Goodwin-directed video for “Shoutout,” a hypnotizing crew anthem with the hook—Shoutout to the money, love the drugs—that’s stuck in your head for days. Just ask Drake, who couldn’t help but celebrate his birthday at Dave & Buster’s last year with the O’Beatz-produced track as his soundtrack. Over the next few months, Stizz gained even more of a buzz as people caught the wave of “Shoutout” and he released two tracks—”Gone Til November” and “A-World,” neither of which will land on a future project but kept fans excited, nonetheless.
Today, months after the rise of “Shoutout,” we’re excited to debut Stizz’s Suffolk County, a 13-track project with one solo feature from Jefe Replay and production from Tee-WaTT, DrumDrumz, Lil Rich, M. Ali, Latrell James, and Tedd Boyd. We caught up with the 23-year-old Boston MC to hear about his start on the music scene, being BFFs with Michael Christmas, “Shoutout” success, and more.