Exploring Versatility With Sydney Rapper CASA X
Hailing from Sydney, CASA X is a versatile hip hop artist who is steadily gaining a reputation for his lyrical excellence and humble storytelling. His latest release ‘Lighting Fires’ is told through an introspective lens, ‘Lighting Fires’ is about the lows of a struggling artist. It’s a hauntingly poetic and lyrically enthralling hip-hop track
We sit down with the rapper and chat about his latest releases, who inspires him and how he first started writing rhymes at school.
You just dropped visuals for 'Lighting Fires' could you tell us how that all came about?
We wanted a story driven clip that depicted the life of a struggling artist. One that’s going through a transitioning period in his career. The concept of running from my past was the starting idea behind the visuals, with symbolism displaying a sense transformation.
Who inspires your music?
Multiple artists. Probably too many to list here. Artists from all the sub-genres of hip hop. This has made me more versatile.
How did you first start rapping?
I first started writing rhymes in high school which kinda distracted me from school work. I was never big on school and chose to focus my energy on writing. I kept it a secret for long time until I thought I was good enough to show people.
If you weren't rapping what would you be doing?
I’d like to think I’d be doing something creative. Working a normal 9-5 lifestyle doesn’t appeal to me at all. I’m trying to stay away from that.
What other projects are you working on?
My main focus is working with Marvelouz on our collaborative album 100FACES. Side projects include weird dub/trap style beats you heard on Flip Mode which are produced by Brownrice.
Who are you listening to now?
Dave East & Royce da 5’9”
What stimulates your soul?
Having a creative outlet such as music.