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Published on August 3rd, 2020 | by Tallie Spencer

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Independent Artist Ca$o Drops New EP ‘Colours’

Independent artist Ca$o is just dropped his new EP Colours, which is out now and available to stream everywhere. Ca$o is an independent hip-hop artist from Weymouth, Massachusetts who’s talented, creative, and determined to win. In the new EP, he’s showing off his skills as a versatile artist, letting “bygones be bygones,” and telling his story in the truest form possible.

The upbeat EP takes an introspective look at Ca$o’s talents as an artist. He opens up Colours with the first track, “Cartiers,” where he raps about the visions he has for himself and his career. He starts rapping, “You couldn’t even imagine/all of this sh-t that I been through/Took all this anger and turned it into passion,” as he tells the story of the challenges he’s faced growing up. The energetic track is laced with melodies to keep the flows interchanging in his signature style.

“Bygones” is the next song on the EP and was the first single and music video released ahead of the EP, and the song gave audiences a glimpse into what they could expect from the full-length project. According to Ca$o, “Bygones” is an “introspective, intentional track touching on the challenge of blocking out the external, negative vibes while trying to bring more people to the light when they are feeding on the darkness.”

“Marcus Camby” is the third track on the EP and he talks about how he’s “fed up” with all of the “fake industry love.” Lastly, he ends the tape with standout track “Honesty,” stating plainly “We are not there same/ I aint focused on the fame.” He explains that all he wants is honesty and that he is willing and able to take the feedback and change accordingly.

Keep scrolling to listen to the Colours EP, watch the “Bygones” music video, and to learn more about Ca$o as an artist.

When did you know that you wanted to pursue a music career?

I wrote my first rap in second grade, kinda just kept it going. My dad came here from Belo Horizonte, Brazil to pursue music when he was 18. He’s still in a band currently, but he’s told me countless stories about me when I was 3-4 begging to go to the studio with him and I would end up helping write songs for his band. I’ve always loved music, never really had any other option.

Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?

100%. Like I mentioned before about my dad being a musician. I’ve always been obsessed with music. I have so many influences because I listen to everything. Brazilian music, rock, blues, funk, I just listen to everything. And being able to appreciate it all really has molded me as an artist.

What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?

My love for it. I don’t go a single day without making music and I haven’t stopped since I started. It’s a part of me, I know for 100 percent this is why I was put here [on Earth] so I’m going to make sure I make it happen. I’d also say my father being the creative he is and my mother. Since the day I was born, my mom hasn’t worked less than two jobs, sometimes up to three or four at a time. I want to make sure she gets to relax and live a good life — same for all my brothers.

Who are some of your main musical influences?

My dad because of how creative he is. My brother Justin Clancy, I’ve learned a lot from him. His sound is so unique it’s a breath of fresh air. Gotta be cliche and say Drake, especially during the winter time on the East Coast. Myself too, always trying to do better with each record. I could name people all day but you get the idea.

What are some projects you’ve done in the past that you are most proud of and why?

Definitely my most recent two EPs. Sky Captain was amazing and Colours is a turning point in my current career. They just feel so genuine, unique, and authentic.

What message do you hope fans take away from your music?

Always be you. Be unique. Life is so short and we’re so wrapped up in other people’s lives and what’s popular. Leave a mark on the world. The chance of you being born as you, in the body you’re in, with your conscious and in the place you’re from is so slim that it just proves you’re here for a reason.

Listen to Ca$o’s EP Colours, which just dropped today and follow him on social media @markypicasso to keep up with his future releases.

Be sure to watch the music video for “Bygones” below.

 


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