Italian-born MC Cesare is a veteran hip-hop artist from Detroit, MI. Specializing in the gangsta style, Cesare cites as main influences Scarface, DMX, C-Murder, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Jay-Z, and Easy E.
His own style most resembles that of Tupac Shakur. Cesare is represented by the All For One Records music label. Having started making music at the age of five, Cesare’s rap has been described as “real, raw gangster music – real Italian mob stuff,” “the truth,” and “None of that fake fabricated bullsh-t.”
His Debut album, “Capo Di Tutti i Capi,” features such popular artists as Angelo, Spit Vishiss, Payroll Giovanni, Young Buck, Bizarre (D12), S.A. Calle Inmortal and Jigsaw, as well as production from Helluva & performances by T-Money Green on bass and Duminie Deporres on guitar.
Asked to comment on the themes of his music, Cesare writes: “They vary. Some of my music is the about the truth of real gangster sh-t in Italy and how it really is – something these wannabe rappers know nothing about. It’s about my life, my experiences, my thoughts and my feelings. I’m inspired by the truth and telling it how it really is. I talk about real life, women, love, loyalty, respect and honor.”
Although born and raised in Detroit, Cesare has a purely Italian background, his parents coming from the cities of Pacentro and Napoli in the old country. This lends a more complex dimension to his sound other artists can’t emulate.
MC Cesare has said that he is “steadfast in delivering meaningful music in the hopes of restoring some substance.”
“Stay true to who you are,” says Cesare. “Don’t follow the crowds. Be yourself. Be a leader. Believe in yourself. Don’t get caught up in the hype and the bullsh-t. Majority of these cats be lying to you. Learn to separate the real from the fake. Stay alert and watch your surroundings 24/7. Keep yourself alive and live your life to the fullest.”
Cesare has performed in The Bronx, Brooklyn & New Jersey in the tri- state area, as well as making noise all over Michigan in Detroit, Saginaw, Lansing, Pontiac, Mount Clemens, Kalamazoo, Flint, Grand Rapids, Port Huron, Highland Park, and Davison. Cesare has also smashed clubs in Illinois, Indiana & Ohio. Can’t forget about the west coast Malibu and Los Angeles in CA, and internationally in Naples, Pacentro, Rome, Genoa, and Milan in Italy.