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Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF
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Dec
10
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Donalsonville/Colquitt, Georgia, USA

Donalsonville/Colquitt, Georgia, USA

Nov
19
Casino @ TBD

Donalsonville, Georgia, USA

Donalsonville, Georgia, USA

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Music

Discography

Oh Yeah (single) [Indie/GCM, Inc.]

She Bad feat. Juvenile (single) [Indie/GCM, Inc.)

If I Ever (through license with Universal Music)

Soon As I Hit The City feat T.O.S.C. (Tallahassee, FL) [Indie/GCM, Inc.]

Lonely At the Top Mixtape Vol I feat DJ Mike Fresh [Indie/GCM, Inc.]

Lonely At the Top Mixtape Vol II [Indie/GCM, Inc.]

Casino: The Future of the Future Mixtape feat DJ Shawty Slim & DJ Smooth of WIBB radio (Macon, GA) [Indie/GCM, Inc.]

Pending release of first independent album: Loney at the Top; release scheduled for 2011

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Bio

For Donalsonville, Georgia-born rapper, Casino, collaborating with four-time platinum-certified rap artist Juvenile was not only a demonstration on of Casino’s talent as a rapper and song writer, but also his ability to defy the odds.

The song, She Bad, was independently released on Itunes by Casino’s label Gangsta City Mafia, Inc. (G.C.M.), in December 2009, and will be featured on Casino's debut album, Lonely At the Top (G.C.M., Inc.), set for release early in 2011. The video for the song, which was released online via youtube, WorldStarHipHop.com, and dozens of online music sites in July 2010, received nearly 100,000 hits in its first week.

“I originally wrote the song for an R&B artist in a well-known Atlanta-based group. We have a mutual friend who tried on a few occasions to get us together to do the song, but things never connected,” Casino recalls. “But when one door closes, another one opens. I met Juvenile at a club in Macon, Georgia, through a DJ who did my third mixtape. I knew what I was walking in to and I showed up ready to make some things happen. I was on to Plan B.”

Casino has a track record of making things happen despite the challenges he is presented with. Even while stationed in Germany with the U.S. Air Force, Casino found a way to pursue his dream-- he co-founded a three-man rap group called Thug Kingz. The group became so popular in the local clubs that, by the end of his second year in Germany, Casino’s group had performed all over Europe, from Berlin to Frankfurt. Casino and another member of the group even recorded a song, Rock With It, with Angolian recording artist Celma Ribas, which they performed as the opening act for Lloyd Banks in Cologne at Club Opera Limone. See video at "videos" page.

Additionally, Casino and Thug Kingz opened for other major U.S. acts, including Lil Scrappy, Crime Mob, and L.L. Cool J. Casino and Thug Kingz were also booked by the U.S. Air Force to entertain airmen at Ramstein AFB. It was also in Germany that Casino released his first two mixtapes, the first of which was hosted by DJ Mike Fresh (CTE) who is currently the road DJ for rapper Blood Raw. However, for Casino, one of his most memorable experiences in Germany was the recording of a song called Fight Club for an UFC-styled German television show.

“We did that song with R&B artist Denham Smith. Smith had a song with Puffy’s recording artist, Cassie. When they shot the video that was to air at the beginning of every show, I was back in the U.S. due to an emergency and they had someone stand in and lip sync my rap verse. When you watch the video, that’s my voice but I don’t actually appear in the video.” (See video at "videos" page.)

Casino’s sound is influenced by the places he has lived—Georgia, Florida, Texas, and overseas—and is as universal as his growing roster of fans. His music profile on Jango.com has received fan praise from several countries. Casino’s voice fuses effortlessly with classics like Shai’s If I Ever (Fall In Love) on a remix called If I Ever, producing a sound that is more hip hop than rap and which is guaranteed to make its listeners fans.

“Most often, I have been told I sound like I could be from New York or somewhere other than the south. Nobody can tell, right away, that I’m from Georgia,” says Casino, whose sound is often compared to rapper Jim Jones. But regardless of who his sound is compared to, Casino aims to stand out in the crowd. And it is clear he will succeed, no matter what.