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Co$$: Before I Awoke

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    Summary

    Troy 'Co$$' Johnson has been bubbling on the LA scene with his tales of love lost and gained and hard street rhymes all told with heartfelt integrity. Hailing from Leimert Park, Co$$ is an artist who uses vivid imagery and sharp rhymes in his delivery to paint a clear picture of his content. Named as LA's most underrated rapper in the LA times, Co$$ is beating off his competition.

    Co$$ has featured on many releases, most notably on Exile's debut album 'Dirty' science, Fashawn's 'Boy Meets World' and on the self titled Johnson & Johnson (Blu & Mainframe) release. His debut 12 inch with Fonetik Simbol came out on Tres in 2009 and was well received world wide.

    Co$$ will no doubt make some huge waves with a debut album bursting with creativity, unique flow and original, introspective content. The production is remarkably varied, with synth laden melodies merged with dusty loops throughout in a melting pot that includes beats from Exile. The perfect balance has been made with songs that make you screw your face up (see 'Da Meanest' Prod. by Exile), and thought provoking, captivating sound scapes (see 'Scriptures' prod. by The Soul Academy). With a beautifully polished intro, 'Risen' brings forth that 'shiver down your spine' music. In typical Tres fashion, 'Spaceman' delivers a laid back west coast sound laced with fly pianos and a hook reminiscent of the classic Dr. Dre or Snoop Dogg bounce. Tracks such as 'In The Wind' give the listener that instant head nod essence. Co$$'s label mate Shawn Jackson adds one of two features to the song with his usual experience and prowess.

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    1. Risen
    Producers: J83
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    2. Spaceman
    Producers: Fonetik Simbol
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    3. Khakis & Taylors
    Producers: Fonetik Simbol
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    4. In the Wind
    Producers: J83
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    5. When I Feel
    featuring Shawn Jackson
    Producers: J83
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    6. 10-4
    Producers: Insightful
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    7. What it Is?
    Producers: Knxwledge
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    8. Burn it Down
    Producers: Cook Classics
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    9. Da Meanest
    Producers: Exile (of Emanon)
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    10. Pot Ash
    Producers: Exile (of Emanon)
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    11. Only When I Dream
    featuring Sene; Aloe Blacc (of Emanon)
    Producers: Chief
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    12. Love Is
    Producers: Chief
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    13. Born Again
    featuring Blu; Sene
    Producers: Fonetik Simbol
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    14. No Allah
    Producers: Erik L
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    15. Scriptures
    Producers: The Soul Academy
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    16. Before I Awoke (No Rest)
    Producers: Beatnick Dee
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    17. So Simple (Bonus)
    Producers: Tranzformer
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    18. Falling From Grace (Bonus)
    Producers: DJ Playa Haze
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    19. Star (Bonus)
    featuring Shawn Jackson
    Producers: Fonetik Simbol
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    4.7 Stars (4.7 Stars )
    Total Comments: 19
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/5/2014 9:09:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: this some real West Coast hip hop! The west got more than just gangsta rap!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/24/2012 5:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.168.27)
    Location: your hood
    Comment: IF you can get by Co$$'s voice his albums never dissapoint, he gets some of the best production I've ever heard, this one is no question. Lyrics are good too, great album.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/16/2011 5:32:00 PM; Partial IP: .87.20.126)
    Location: Da Dirty Southeast
    Comment: I really enjoyed "Before I Awoke", not just lyrically but the production was also a high point for me. "Spaceman", "No Allah" & "Pot Ash" are my favorites. "Khakis & Taylors" not so much but overall this album is bangin'. Worth the hard earned loot!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/10/2011 10:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 183.26.166)
    Location: T Dot
    Comment: Wow another refreshing surprise from the golden coast. I must say that I was never a fan of coss from his previous guest spots but this album came together quite nicely. With the exception of one track (khakis n taylors) this album hits all the right spots. I dont know what it is about the khakis track but it hard for me to listen too (was released as a single too!) Anyways the rest of the album is just so fresh, clocking in at 72 or so minutes you get alot of bang for your buck, very hard to accomplish for a jam packed album. Another note I must mention is about the lovely bonus tres records mixtape that was included. it is a fully pressed up jewel case item, looking as professional (perhaps more so) as any other album on the shelves. A great little gift to go along with a great album that this happens to be (4 1/2 stars) Dont sleep and enjoy!
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/1/2011 7:58:00 AM; Partial IP: .182.27.32)
    Location: SVN
    Comment: Shit's dope, definetly a surprise and worth buying!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/8/2011 10:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .16.144.98)
    Location: illinois
    Comment: BUY THIS! west coast classic in 2011
    Name: (Posted: 7/2/2011 7:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.158.106)
    Location: critic
    Comment: Have a 220 disc book, keep all the classics in the front and the new goes to the back, keep finding myself turning to the back of the book to get this CD, future classic right here
    Name: (Posted: 7/1/2011 7:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.158.106)
    Location: dope
    Comment: From start to finish straight off the underground grill
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/1/2011 7:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 11.158.106)
    Location: dope
    Comment: From start to finish straight off the underground grill
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/1/2011 9:46:00 AM; Partial IP: .92.17.237)
    Location: milwaukee
    Comment: This stnads far above almost anything that has been released this year. real good, thought provoking hip hop-at its finest. dont sleep!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/29/2011 10:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 165.111.41)
    Location: dope
    Comment: love the album this is real hiphop rap music at its finest for real it blows any thing else thats come out pete rock and smiff n wessun random axe all that bullshit this is dope!!!!!!!!!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/24/2011 5:11:00 AM; Partial IP: .75.89.178)
    Location: CAlgary Alberta Canada
    Comment: Almost slepted on this CD pretty dam crazy!!! Seems like the sene In LA been pretty bad ass lately.....
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/22/2011 8:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 83.163.231)
    Location: Zurich, Switzerland
    Comment: nuff said, well balanced album by one of the finest MC's on fire!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/19/2011 12:37:00 AM; Partial IP: .53.130.47)
    Location: cdn
    Comment: From start to finish the Nod Factor is high... early album of the year sound (very early, but nonetheless)
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/18/2011 9:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 209.97.232)
    Location: SOUTH CALI
    Comment: WEST WEST YALL!! NICE TO HEAR SOME REFRFESHING MUSIC COMING FROM LA! THIS IS ILL DEFENT GON COP THIS SHIT
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/18/2011 9:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 49.216.163)
    Location: Vegas
    Comment: This mug goes really hard and this will be the sleeper of the yr.....This is my fav album of the yr and it's much better than I thought it would be....Beats, lyrics and dope stories make this one something special and it sounds like no other album out !!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/18/2011 12:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 06.251.185)
    Location: Baltimore
    Comment: Been waiting for this album since last month. Seriously one of my favorite releases of the summer.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/17/2011 12:03:00 PM; Partial IP: .183.4.170)
    Location: North Carolina
    Comment: It's Tight, It's Tight!. Spaceman is my favorite track on the album.
    Name: (Posted: 5/12/2011 12:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 69.176.160)
    Location: Victoria CANADA
    Comment: Can't wait to cop this album.. shits gonna be fire...
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