Writing rhymes is an incredibly dedicated discipline already, but for a certain breed of lyricists, one of two things inevitably happens… they either spend enough time around producers that they become inspired to produce themselves, or they out-write the beats that are available and become forced to learn how to produce in order to keep the song output going. I’m not sure which path Kenny Casanova chose… he may not even adhere to one of those paths… honestly, it doesn’t even matter, because WE$ $NIPES goes hard regardless. The airy, 808-grounded beat has an upbeat energy to it, and Kenny Casanova matches that energy with his rhyme patterns, delivery and bars to a tee. I’m looking forward to the day when Casanova starts moving in multiple verse tracks, or possibly beat switches, but whatever he chooses to continue to do, I’m down for it.
PNTHN is at the starting point of making major moves in 2019, and the cool thing about being a member of a crew is that these opportunities allow individual members to strike while the iron is hot. Kenny Casanova has been cooking up a solo project for a moment now, and while doing some recent hard drive cleanup, he decided to throw together a few loose tracks as a taste tester for the full project. HONESTLY, FUCK IT may not be the project, but it definitely has enough energy and personality to make a run on its own. Kenny drops a handful of different styles over some short but memorable bangers, making a nice collection of mixtape-worthy tracks that folks like myself will definitely be peppering into our mixes. Check out the project, keep an eye on Kenny and PNTHN while they continue to make bigger and bigger moves, and always support your local creatives.
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Straight out of the most wonderful version of left field comes Kenny Casanova‘s latest music video, Poison. This one, directed by Jeffrey Garcia, is a wonderful journey into the mind of a brutally honest MC. The visual counterparts provided for this musical deep dive hit every beat brilliantly, both tonally and emotionally. This video gets better with repeated watchings, and the song reveals itself in layers. Props to Kenny Casanova for a dope concept on song and video, and big ups to Jeffrey Garcia for nailing it. Definitely give this one a like and a share.
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