The latest work from Chiryu-born rapper C.O.S.A. daubs a complex, conflicted portrait of its figurehead through a series of stories, themes and reflections. C.O.S.A.’s lyrics-first raps dive into his upbringing, faded memories and false confidence; Cool Kids, as a result, is as prone to emotional fragility as it is to wholesome uplift. Even with a star-studded feature list (including the likes of JJJ, Campanella, Kid Fresino and more), C.O.S.A. maintains a mostly consistent, focused pace and sound. While that means Cool Kids doesn’t really have any hard hits or standout tracks, it also ensures that it’s simply a very solid hip hop work.
Listen to “Cool Kids” below.