Singer/songwriter, Kevin Cossom, may seem like another fresh face to the industry, but in reality he has been making moves for years now. The Philly native got his first taste of fame in 2004 with a feature on Lloyd Bank’s “Karma.” Since then, the hungry Cossom has appeared on albums from Beanie Sigel, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, Trey Songz and Rocko, among others.
With a team of collaborations under his belt and being the first artist signed to famed producer Danja’s N.A.R.S Records, Cossom is on the verge of super-stardom.
Singersroom caught up with the artist recently as he spoke about meeting music mogul Jay-Z and working with the iconic, Mary J. Blige on her latest album ‘My Life II.’
“One of the crazies studio moments, me and Danja was doing some work for Mary J. on the album (My Life II) that’s about to come out now and she had a small listening session. I’m there writing. Then the cameras come in and Jay-Z walks in. To not just meet Jay-Z but to say you’re in the studio with Jay even though we weren’t working together, but just to be in that atmosphere was definitely cool – even if I was just a fly on the wall. Then they played one of the joints that I wrote for her and I just watched his reaction [head boppin’] that was big for me,” he says.
He goes on to say, “Her [Mary J.] new album is going to be crazy. When I first went in and worked with her, they played me some stuff that was already crazy. I think people are going to love it, I love it and I like what she’s doing so far. I’m not just saying that because I had the opportunity to work with her, but I think it’s some real real dope music and people are going to gravitate to it.”
Be on the lookout for this breakout artist. With the buzz generating around Cossom, it won’t be long before he has a few no. 1 singles for us to bob our heads to.
Listen to his latest mixtape ‘By Any Means‘ on Singersroom.