Cuz Lightyear

The rapper formerly known as SL Jones is now Cuz Lightyear, and after formally reintroducing himself with 2015’s Cuz mixtape, he’s ready for another close-up after inking a deal with Mass Appeal Records. Once described by Killer Mike as “the now and the future of ATL,” Cuz is out to show and prove. Cuz released his Lightyear debut, the nine-track EP WHAT UP CUZ, in September 2017. The project features his flagship jam, the Killer Mike-featured “Pots N Pans,” and contributions from Metro Boomin and Maxo Kream.

Throughout the EP, which clocks in at nearly full-length runtime, Cuz frames his world as somewhat limbo. With feet planted firmly both in the “industry” and in the streets, Lightyear speaks on these sometimes-treacherous environments with an air of jest, as if he’d be down to ride no matter which way the scales tip. The dynamic fosters a comfortable medium for Cuz on What Up, which veers from R&B-adjacent Auto-Tune cuts just as easily as it convinces the listener that Cuz is nothing to fuck with.

Past Shows


Apr
23
rd
2018
7th St Entry
Apr
23
rd
2018
7th St Entry

Maxo Kream

with Cuz Lightyear and Empire X
Feb
14
th
2017
Myth Live
Feb
14
th
2017
Myth Live

Run The Jewels

with Very Special Guest THE GASLAMP KILLER, Gangsta Boo, Nick Hook and more!
Oct
23
rd
2015
Mainroom
Oct
23
rd
2015
Mainroom

Run The Jewels

with Boots, Fashawn, Cuz Lightyear and more!

More Shows

Oct
28
th
The Fitzgerald Theater
canceled

Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley

May
15
th
The Fitzgerald Theater
Sold Out

An Evening with
They Might Be Giants

Oct
22
nd
NoonChorus

Hippo Campus

Dec
1
st
First Avenue
canceled

King Krule

with Lucy