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Meet King Cassius

Today we’d like to introduce you to King Cassius.

Hi King Cassius, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I’ve always been one to express myself and speak my mind. And I’ve also always had a passion for music. A lot of my family is involved in the entertainment industry so I have been around music and TV my whole life. My first love however, was basketball. I had my mindset on going to the NBA and being the best point guard of all time. However, as I entered high school, I found that my passion for music grew stronger than my passion for basketball. I began recording music on quicktime player on my computer and releasing it for my friends and family to hear on Soundcloud. At first, I obviously had some work to do. Music was something I was clowned for in 9th grade rather than praised for. The way some of the kids at my school reacted to my music drove me to push myself and make sure I proved all of them wrong. My family was always supportive and provided constructive criticism. Eventually, by around 11th grade, I was taken seriously. I released my first song on Itunes in 2018, which received some local love from kids at my school and surrounding schools. And from there, I continued to grow. Content-wise, my music has stayed consistent. I believe if the music you listen to exudes good vibes, tells stories and occasionally challenges your perspective on the world, you will be a happier person.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My journey has had some ups and some downs. I feel like no journey to accomplishing a dream is completely smooth. As I stated earlier, it was a journey in itself improving my craft to be taken seriously as an artist. The next battle I had to face was trial and error with marketing myself. I learned and continue to learn methods of getting my music to more ears and branding myself as an artist. I had to figure out what separated me from the millions of others in the world trying to make it in the music industry.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
As an artist, I strive to provide the sound they want and the lyrics they need. Meaning I love the production styles in hip hop today. I am a big fan of trap music. However, with the influence music has on its listeners, if the content was adjusted slightly, it could have a great impact on the world. So I draw inspiration sonically from trap and other new waveforms of hip hop but strive to be a positive influence lyrically. All of my music either exudes good vibes or challenges your perspective on some of the world issues we face including racism. “Romantic Rap, and conscious trap.”

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
First I have to give a big up to God. Throughout my artistic journey my relationship with God has grown stronger and is one of the reasons I continue to make the music I do. I believe I was ordained to spark change with my music. Everyone in my family deserves credit for my success and for the success that is coming. My mom, dad, and brother and aunts and uncles have always been supportive throughout my journey in too many ways to count. Big ups to 2 men named Micah Foskey and Rell. During an integral phase of my growth, they opened up their studio to me for around two years. I spent a lot of time in there finding my sound and experimenting. All the producers and collaborators I worked with, who majority of them are my friends, who I continue to grow with. And all my nonmusic friends who have continued to support me throughout my journey as well…Thank you.

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