We had the good fortune of connecting with Cozi and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cozi, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Honestly, Im one of the people that likes to wake up when I wanna wake up. A 9-5 is great because its consistent income which allows you to build stability but I don’t always wanna wake up at 5-6 in the morning to do the same repetitive task. Thinking about it I love taking pictures, making music and beats, making clothes and other accessories and on the flip I like making sure then energy in everything is cozy and a vibe and be able to work when I want to allows for that to happen.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art ranges from the photos and moments I capture for people, the music that I make about events from my life or the beats I produce to see if I can jus induce coziness n comfort into it. I really enjoy just creating and it comes from the heart so Its very authentic and if your are able to relate you will most definitely feel it. I most proud able the songs and album myself and the kinfolk collective is going to put out in the world and most excited to see what other inspiration and opportunity enjoy the craft brings. I got here by jus finding my niche and figuring things from the inside out. Since a kid I hated using instructions I kinda just wanted to figure it out for myself and being that forced me to learn whatever was my interest at the time throughly. The hardest part is not getting mad when something doesn’t go the way you expected it to go and I learnt how to ask for help when I get stuck. I want you guys to know that keep a look out for more of my creative content @cozilyfe. and the collective @kenfolkcolllective

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Alright since I’m a kid from La I Know some bomb ass spots you feel me but I’m not gonna give em up. But say if my friend wanted some sushi we gonna go hit kabuki, I know some view spots for lit ass picnics and such to hang out Im only 20 right now there’s not much I can do right now and I don’t really like clubbing shit always go wrong at the club.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Im very thankful to and for both of my parents. Shoutout to my family for being a constant source of inspiration. Shoutout to kinfolk that’s the collective that I started and its been in the works. Shoutout @raamonn and @thewavgod69.

Website: https://soundcloud.com/cozilyfe

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozilyfe/

Other: Collective Insta: https://www.instagram.com/kenfolkcolllective/ Wave God: https://www.instagram.com/thewavgod69/ Rammonn:https://www.instagram.com/raamonn/ Hime:https://www.instagram.com/swayxgod/

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