Cozz is making a strong case for himself to become Dreamville’s next golden child.

Just eight days shy the release his debut album, Effected, the South Central rapper once again shows f his technical skill and vocal range on “Bout It.”

We already knew Cozz could shine over a pensive piano melody, but on “Bout It,” we find the MC upping his artistry by playing around with various vocals inflections. In addition to layering tailing notes into the Meez-produced beat, Cozz injects the track with an attractive spark, ruminating on being surrounded by industry snakes and vowing to never stoop to their level.

Cozz spits with a lilted poise, and with a newfound ease to his delivery, he warms up the single just enough for guest singer Garren’s Auto-Tuned crooning to co-sign the imminent threat rappers looking to siphon the spotlight by any means.

“Bout It” follows “Badu,” “Ignorant Confidence” and “Questions” as the fourth record to be released f Effected—which will include guest features from both J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar—out Tuesday, February 13  Dreamville and Interscope Records.