The Future of Hip Hop is Freebandz: Meet The CEO, Casino

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The article was written by Landon Buford and Abesi Manyando 

I am getting ready to interview Freebandz’ CEO Casino in the next few days, and I know everyone is looking forward to Casino’s first one on one exclusive interview. So, we’re going to have something very special for all of you. We will find out what it was like for Casino growing up in Kirkwood, what inspired him to become a rapper, and what we can expect from his upcoming EP ‘Disrespectful’. Check out the teaser interview below.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an artist that brings an eloquently balanced mixture of street and fun into their artistry, and the way that our social and political climate is, we could use a little humor. If you took the genes of Eminem, Tupac, and Biggie to create a rapper who embodies various elements of all three artists, you would get FreebandzCasino. In essence, Tupac’s charisma and storytelling ability mixed with Biggie’s comedic and clever humor added with Eminem’s over the top animated flow and personality is our best description of your soon to be favorite rapper Casino. We wanted to give you an interlude before Casino’s upcoming interview this week. Enjoy.

“Watch Casino I’m the hip-hop version of Nicky Tarantino” – Biggie

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Future, who seems to be owning hip-hop merely based on the potency of how influential he is to the art-form.  When everyone is switching up the blueprint of their flow to mimic your sound, that’s how you know you’ve got equity in hip-hop, versus liquid assets rhymes that no one remembers in a couple of months. So award nominations or not, the future of hip-hop potentially lies in the hands of Freebandz and Casino is the kind of rapper we’ve all been waiting for. This Freebandz Gang rapper dropped his single “Deal” featuring 21 Savage, a track from his forthcoming project Disrespectful, which is slated this Spring. Upon the track’s release, the blogs went wild and he was trending. There is something about Casino that attracts everybody, and everybody loves Casino. His fan base demographics is a mixture of cultures, races, and age groups; Casino is lyrical, musical and entertaining all in one. His animated personality and adlibs are what the game has been missing.

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You know that’s what Eminem and Biggie brought to the game. Lyrics and one-liners that made you really laugh. In this dark political and social climate that we’ve been under since we said goodbye to President Obama, we deserve a little light and a little humor to get us through the day, and Casino’s songs accomplish this. But don’t get it twisted or let the humor fool you. This is still Casino from Kirkwood better known as Lil Mexico for good reason…army fatigue bring fatigue to enemies Kirkwood you know? So laugh now cry later cause you’re gonna’ need a bulletproof soul to get through Casino’s EP. The complexity within his records are encompassed in the reality that he’ll have you laughing on one verse and shook on the next with lyrics puncturing through your arteries too deep to recuperate from.

The diversity of his body of work is engrained in the fact that Casino has bars, stories, melodies, and comedy. Even as his EP is still in the works it’s evident that Casino’s album could potentially be everything we’ve been missing in hip-hop. From hardcore raps to trap, and even an Afro Beats/Caribbean record that will have everyone from Jamaica to Africa on the dancefloor Casino has it all. Now we just have to wait for him to deliver the goods and give us the interviews you all crave for.

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About Landon Buford

Washington State Graduate Past Interviews include Grammy Award Winner Kenny G, David Banner, WNBA President Lisa Borders, Whats Trendings CEO Shira Lazar, Ice Cube, NBC's Chicago PD LaRoyce Hawkins, Family Matters Darius McCrary, En Vogues Maxine Jones, Team USA Track & Field Member Norris Frederick, James Kyson, WNBA Great Lauren Jackson, and more.