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Cleveland, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | INDIE
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"Slo Money" (single)

"The Ghetto" (single)

"No Handz" hosted by DJ EV (mixtape) released May 2010

"Cleveland is the City" (Ray Jr. ft Bankie Travolta, Tae frm da 50, CAINE, Preme, Young Shank, Tut, Chip da Ripper)

"Dat's what I Do" (remix) Da Kennel ft. CJ Platinum, Machine Gun Kelly, CAINE, Mage da Great

"Thugs Hold us Down" Layzie Bone ft. CAINE (released Feb. 22, 2011) "The Definition" cd



Caine is one of the best indie artists in the Midwest. His sound is true to form, unique, and above all else pure talent. Caine has become a force to reckon with in the music business with underground hits such as “Slo Money, Gangsta U Not, The Ghetto, and Heaven or Hell.” When asked to describe his art form, Caine replies “I’m more of a rapper because the majority of my music is based on personal life experiences.” Over the last seven years, Caine has had to deal friends getting locked up, murdered, and re-evaluating his music career.

“My best friend was in a rap group and was starting to get a nice buzz in the streets when he was murdered at the age of 23. I’ve seen it all in the streets of Cleveland. Like I said in The Ghetto, when you rich life clear, when you broke life’s a blur” meaning, that when you struggling the only thing you see is the hardships and pain cuz’ you livin it day by day. People that have never struggled can’t relate cuz’ they don’t know how it feels, they can only imagine. People that are from the Ghetto have it rough cuz’ it’s hard to get out of that mind-state and break free…You get hopeless when all you see around you is drug fiends, dope boys, poverty, and welfare. So my song, speaks to this. It talks about the pain of feeling hopeless, or having a drug-addicted parent, or not wanting to be a doctor cuz you never seen one that looks like you. the streets can feel my music”

Caine first appeared on the hip-hop scene in 2002 as a member of the rap trio “Young G’z.” The group severed ties in 2006, and Caine has been a solo artist ever since. During this time, he has had break-out performances that eventually led to him touring the country and performing in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles with hip-hop legends such as Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, DMX, Lil Wayne, Chamillionaire, Bun B, Tech9ine etc. to name a few. Caine is currently affiliated with Thugline Records, but is shopping for a distribution deal for his new CD “Chasing Grace” which is scheduled to be released in Fall of 2011.

Caine’s video for his newly released single, “Slo Money” can be seen on Youtube. “The song speaks to the economic condition and struggles that we are facing living in the inner city. Sometimes we wait on other people to help us get out of our condition, but if the only thing you doing is sitting around talking, and then it don’t make any sense cuz that don’t pay the bills.” The single has recently received national attention and Caine was selected to perform his hit single “Slo Money” at the 2009 Russ Parr Bus Tour in Cleveland. Caine linked with Layzie Bine on the track “Thugs Hold Us Down” which was released on February 22nd on Layzie’s new cd, “The Definition.”

The street anthem “Cleveland is the City” featuring Cleveland natives Ray Jr, Bankie Travolta, Preme, Young Shank, Tae frm da 50, Tut, and poetry from Ant Jones has been heating up the airwaves. With the recent release of the video, CAINE showed his hometown why he is crowned the best in the Land’ and has been requested to collab with over 50 artists and has proven why he is the “Lil Wayne” of the MidWest.

CAINE dropped his first official mixtape “No Handz” in May 2010 and with much success and over 50,000 digital downloads and physical copies in the streets, he is working on his new album “Dear Cleveland.” Dear Cleveland will feature the title track, singles “Get em, Got em,” and “Swaggerrific” and collabs with Akon, Krayzie and Layzie Bone, and a few original tracks and freestyles.

“My inspiration in the game has come from influences like Tupac. He could spit on all levels and has left an imprint on the music industry that hasn’t been touched in years. His music was never watered down and commercialized, he kept it real.”

”Pac said he was “Gone spark the next great mind” I think he already has, listen to my songs, hip-hop can never die keep the music real!”