The latest album by Cozzabags is a 15 track offering, called "808s and Rock Greats". It is inspired in part by the Kanye West album, "808s and Heartbreak", with the twist of using samples of well known Rock songs alongside the 808 Drum Machine. Whereas the Kanye West album mood was melancholic and harrowing, this takes the opposite approach.
Several songs have received acclaim prior to the mixtape release, including "This Town" being featured on the respected Tone Deaf Mixtape (#61), as well as making it to number 2 on the Triple J Unearthed Hip Hop charts. On top of this, the Dead Kennedy’s tribute track "Gina Rineheart Über Alles" gained enough interest from lead singer Jello Biafra for him to request the lyrics.
"Charmingly ocker, mellow rock infused hip hop, lazy Sunday afternoons – Cozzabags. The well-travelled Melbournian dishes out his easy going rhymes in track This Town, featuring smooth beach bred guitar strumming with an equally as chill vocal tone. The memory plagued content of the lyrics features something for everyone- “Bouncers kick me out the bar when I’m not even drunk…”
By Tone Deaf Magazine
released 09 July 2013
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