With so much great music coming out of New England this summer it can be hard to keep track. A good place to start is the latest album by Weymouth, MA product Ca$o, who’s established himself as a staple in the New England hip-hop scene over the past couple years thanks to an array of notable singles, videos, and EP’s. This project, As Above So Below, is the culmination of years spent experimenting and finding his sound, or in this case sounds.
A lot of musicians love to say that music is their life, but the truth is that Ca$o literally wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for music. His Brazilian father is a phenomenal guitarist whose passion for classic rock led him to the states, which is where he eventually met Ca$o’s mother. He was born to do this, and he’s embracing his destiny by working around the clock to perfect his craft.
Ca$o used to go by Marc Vincent, but the evolution of his music warranted a name change back in 2019. He’s been dabbling with genre-bending for some time now, and on this latest project he presents a wide arrangement of styles, some of which his casual fans were likely not anticipating. The smooth transition from braggadocious slaps like “Sorry Not Sorry” with Mikey Bando, to summer time party anthems like “Rockstar”, to the vulnerability of love ballads like “Gepetto (Interlude)” and like “Perfume” with fellow rising artist Justin Clancy is a testament to his artistic versatility.
His musical prowess and creative mind are amplified by his unwavering energy and confidence. Building a network of artist friends from different backgrounds has only fueled his endless desire for growth. Working with young talent like Mikey Bando, who Ca$o took under his wing a few years ago, has brought a fresh perspective to his approach.
Ca$o is currently an engineer at Phoenix Down Recording in Somerville and out of his own studio on the South Shore while simultaneously continuing to create his next release. Until then, he’s given us a variety of music to choose from with this latest drop.
As Above So Below out now on all platforms!!