The name of up-and-coming R&B singer-songwriter Kevin Cossom may or may not seem familiar to you, but behind the scenes, he's accumulated a list of writing and production credits as long as your arm. Among the artists he's helped create hits for are Keri Hilson Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Akon and several other R&B and hip-hop artists. That might be enough to satisfy some people, but Kevin's not content with that. He's also looking at making own own mark as a performer. He released his first EP, Hook Vs. Bridge, in 2009 and is following it up with Hook Vs. Bridge II, a free mixtape consisting of 10 fully-produced songs. We're not even halfway through 2012, but this is already a candidate for our best R&B mixtapes of the year list. It's got strong singing, tasteful production and best of all, good songwriting. (He does focus a lot of sex, but for the most part he keeps it clean and doesn't get too explicit. But there are a few curse words here and there, so consider yourself warned.) The mixtape/EP is available for streaming or free, legal download at datpiff.com. To get to it, just click the link below.
- Hook Vs. Bridge II mixtape stream/download (via datpiff.com)