For those who are unfamiliar, Cousin Stizz is one of the fastest-rising rappers in the game. He recent filmed a TV commercial with Gucci Mane and Madeintyo, as well as procured features from the likes of G-Eazy and Migos’ Offset. However, Stizz was once in a very different line of work.
Talking with Billboard, the Boston native let on that he used to be a tour guide in his hometown. “[ When] I was like 13, [I worked for] Multi Cultural Youth Tours of What’s Now,” he said. “So I used to have to give tours of the South End to tourists and s**t growing up. So I used to have to write when I was 13 about the history of Boston. Then, we’d go and give tours to tourists and all that stuff.”
Stizz was also asked about being one of the leaders of the current Boston hip-hop scene and, the more be talked about it, the more obvious it became that he’s always been intent on being a force in that community. “I just want to know that I’m moving right for the people that are under me,” he explained. “I want to make sure that the kid under me has a real shot, even if I don’t get it. That’s what it is for me when I go back home. It’s love. It’s real love.”