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Recently Cognito signed a deal with Tech N9ne’s Strange Music out of Kansas City, Mo. His new album Automatic is due in stores on April 20 2010. Below you can pre order buy clicking the buy now link and we posted his new video so check it out.

(Los Angeles, CA. – March 2010) – 4-20 only comes once a year, and this April 20, COGNITO offers a smokin’ surprise: His continuation of “So High,” a popular joint from his first album, rolls on with “I’m So High, Part 2.” With this ode to potheads, and 16 other hits from his Strange Music debut, titled AUTOMATIC, fans will come to know the real COGNITO.

According to the Bay Area rapper, the title of his debut is a statement – plain and simple. When you hear the word, it means business is getting done.

At Strange Music, artists sell records being true, loyal and portraying themselves for who they are.

With “Outcast,” his first single/video, COGNITO sticks to the script that the average fan can relate to. Already racking up thousands of hits online, it captures the struggle and isolation felt by the average dude.

Not a fan of packing his project with features, COGNITO welcomes Strange founder Tech N9ne and fellow labelmate Krizz Kaliko on several standout tracks, including the feel-good second single, “Born 2 Be Fly.” The Seven-produced “Violated” also features the reigning rap triumvirate. It’s on the freaky side, seducing both sexes with raunchy pillow talk. Another Seven-produced soon-to-be classic, “Hip-Hop” catches Tech N9ne, B-Legit and Cognito weighing in on the state of Hip-Hop.

On “Pill Poppin’ Music” featuring Brotha Lynch Hung and “Seven School Sins,” COGNITO showcases his rule-breaking, mischievous sense of humor. Another up-tempo, party-jam is “I Live Life,” crafted by longtime collaborator, Femi.

Whether rhyming over a club beat or on a serious track, COGNITO remains a genuine storyteller, which he proves on several heartfelt raps, specifically “Depression” and “Pain.” On “Me Be Me” he deflects criticism, firing, “I’m not a gimmick.”

Supported by Strange Music, the self-professed outcast has finally found his place within a musical family. As his debut demonstrates, this has had a huge impact on the hardworking wordsmith, allowing him to unleash his creative side.

After 10 years of fierce perseverance and self-reflection, it’s clear that COGNITO’s success is AUTOMATIC.

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