Get To Know DJ Cozmos (of King Coz) & Coz Uncut

By February 27, 2009 Interviews, Music, Real Life, RIK.TV

DJ Cozmos is genuinely one of the most talented, creative, hard-working and funniest people that I have ever known. And a damned good barber.


I was introduced to DJ Cozmos through a mutual friend named Matt Sonzala back in 1993 (damn, that was a long time ago). Matt told us (K-OTIX) that he was kind of promoting a group called Seedz of Soul, who reminded him of us. We met at a hole in the wall club named Goat’s Head Soup. They were just getting on stage when we walked in. Standing at the back of the stage behind a set of turntables was the centerpiece of the trio, DJ Cozmos.

Their show was amazing. Afterwards, we all chopped it up for hours. A few days later, we were already in the studio, recording the first of countless collaborations with Coz:

Seedz Of Chaos (K-OTIX & Seedz of Soul, circa 1993)
[audio:http://k-otix.com/koweekly/seedzchaos.mp3]

He’s one of the absolute best at chopping samples. There’s maybe 3 other people on the planet that i’ve seen who can even come close. That’s why he’s remained an integral part of the camp. I have hundreds of beats that i’ve “acquired” from him throughout years. I don’t even have to write to them. I just like to listen. We’ve worked on a lot of projects together, and he’s DJ’ed quite a few shows for us as well. Yes – he’s a DJ. And a writer, lyricist, tagger, producer, licensed barber, culinary enthusiast, and whatever else he decides to be.

Recently, he’s teamed up with King Midas to form the production team of King Coz. I was fortunate to sit with them and bear witness to their methods first hand. Without trying to sound too biased, they’re going to change the landscape of how good music should sound. Mark my words.

Damien

Damien

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Founding member of K-OTIX / The Legendary KO. Unheralded jack of all trades. Spends most of his time these days creating moving pictures and writing some of the best material he's ever written. Likes dogs. Cats - meh.

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Comments

  1. VIDEOKINGnotwithstanding(fill in the blank) says:

    DIDDO ^

  2. I thought that was Coz on the 1st verse, them other two in his group were pretty good. Where are they now? Ldavoice broadcasting for Hue “E” Entertainment

  3. damien says:

    I think Kwam is a teacher now. At one point, he started playing guitar and created a spinoff band, Freedom Sold. Ano was a BEAST on the mic. Not sure where he is….

    If Coz is willing, I may post some classic Seedz Of Soul tracks

  4. SoulOne says:

    lol

    when i first got my mpc, whenever i had a question the respone i got from EVERYONE was

    “…ask Coz…”

    the absolute funkiest nigga i know. for real

    “let me hear ’em dog! i know you got ’em let me hear some of them heats!!” (c) Coz

  5. Kashmere Don says:

    this ninja got heat in the stash fo reallly tho…. part two on the way

  6. LKNDHDZ says:

    did lil’ big yung finally expose himself here?

  7. Khimmy J says:

    that’s my dawg….(snap) uh, uh…that’s my dawg… <—— my “smokey” from FRIDAY impersonation.

    yo, you gotta put ‘dem “magic” vocals on da R.G. project. put a nice lil’ fun falsetto on it… – lol