By: Shamus Hill
Hailing from the Boston neighborhood of Fields Corner is the hypnotic, laid-back rapper named Cousin Stizz. Largely influencing a blossoming generation of artists to come out of the state of Massachusetts, Stizz rests on a pedestal as one of the few to have successfully transitioned out of the Bay State's local market. Today, he returns to the city that made him in the official music video for his newest single, "Say Dat".
Snapz, with assistance from Blasian Beats and Armaan, is the producer behind this exceptional instrumental which Cousin Stizz eviscerates. According to a statement made by Stizz on Twitter, it wasn't long after this beat was sent that he was already in the booth recording to it:
Returning to the jovial sentiments that surrounded the Boston rapper when he first started his musical journey, "Say Dat" recaptures the energy that pushed Stizz down his life's mission to be an artist.
With much of the video taking place within the Boston Public Library and throughout the streets of Boston, the visual for "Say Dat" creatively shines a light on the Bay State's capital, helping to instill new life into the historic city in the process. Reinventing what it means to be an artist from Massachusetts, Stizz's artistic capabilities have assisted in reshaping the narrative surrounding the culture and identity prevalent within this region of the country.
Helping to bring the vision for this video to life are both Henry McGowan and Raheem Hercule who respectively Directed and Creative Directed this project.
Watch the official music video for "Say Dat" below: