Today the spotlight falls on 22-year-old sonic and visual artist, rising emcee Caine Casket.
Hailing from New Jersey, Casket has been writing ever since he was a pre-teen. He eventually became more serious about his craft and began work on his debut EP, New Jerusalem.
His debut effort garnered positive critical reviews and has helped earn him a reputation as an adept hip-hop artist and producer. His abstract lyricism, grainy sonic textures and array of cross-genre influences combine to create a musical landscape that is driving, yet soothing. His poetic reflections are both perceptive and pensive delivered via “melancholy mid-tempo verses with feelsy vocal-harmony hooks.”
Casket just released his new single “Bil·lows,” a mid-tempo tune that’s a follow up to New Jerusalem. The atmospheric track channels an “avant garde hip-hop meets trap soul” sound with production by Top Dawg Entertainment affiliated producer D. Sanders (as a producer for TDE artist Isaiah Rashad) & Texan producer Raava. “Bil·lows” captures Casket as he journeys above his cloudy conscious, showcasing his lyrical prowess with a collection of potent metaphors, soothing vocals and thunderous rhyme schemes.
“In this digital age where both faith and religion have become unimportant topics, ‘Google it’ has become the mantra & spiritual guide to our mobile generation,” said Caine Casket. “‘Bil·lows’ is about finding your own way through the ‘Cloud’ both online and off.”
Listen to the track below:
You can experience more of Caine Casket on cainecasket.com and stay up to date via social media: @cainecasket.