The album features contributions from Kendrick Lamar, Garren, Currensy, and Dreamville's J. Cole. Ahead of its release, Dreamville dropped a short Darius Turbak-directed documentary looking back on Cozz's life and career:
Listen to Effected by heading over to Apple Music or via Spotify below.
Cozz officially joined the Dreamville family back in June 2014. "We wanted full creative control, and we wanted to kind of do the whole thing ourselves," Cozz told Complex at the time. "With Cole and Dreamville, they gave us that flexibility to do whatever we felt like we needed to do music-wise with putting stuff out, what videos we wanted to drop, and what we wanted to shoot. That's what we were mainly looking for. And we judge on character, too. We feel like Dreamville as a whole, they're just real genuine people too. So we really rocked with them on that."
In the years since receiving that control, Cozz has released the projects Cozz & Effect and Nothin Personal. He also appeared on the 2015 Dreamville compilation project Revenge of the Dreamers II.
With Effected, Cozz has ignored the industry's recent shift to Friday drop dates.