Kasha is a Hip Hop Artist from Charlton, London who according to his website which is linked here, is the “anti gangster rapper with the intensity of Tupac but all the sparkle of Sinatra.” BIG STATEMENT there Kasha…
Now with all these hip rap or pop artists comes the questions is there some real substance under his undeniable style (helped by his production “Krew” Vivid Imagery)?
A Recent Blog post he wrote brings perhaps his mellow, slightly nice persona to the forefront, rather then repping 1-2 BS with his homies.
The Full post is here:
Music, Fashion and Climate Change
Most of us are completely unaware of any influences that the changing seasons have on us. We begin to feel enlivened and inspired as soon as the first tiny snowdrop pokes its head above ground, because we instinctively know that spring is just around the corner, but we do not realise that it is nature that makes us feel this way. When spring does arrive and the odd day of warm sunshine beats down on us, we reach for the summer clothes that have spent the last few months hidden away in the cupboard. Out come the shorts and tee shirts, strappy sandals and short summer dresses, and we risk hyperthermia for a few hours of joy at being able to take off those dowdy jumpers, boots and fleeces. We are enticed to the shops to browse and buy summer clothes in gloriously bright or subtly pastel colours.
Music also alters, according to the seasons. Summer music is happy, optimistic, instantly catchy and memorable, just like the hope we have for the coming summer before our expectations are dashed by the thunder storms and inevitable rain. Just think of the Beach Boys who created those happy surfer dude songs that we all know and love, way back in the 1960s. They still evoke in us a mental image of tanned and sun bleached lively young things enjoying the beach life without a care in the world. The fashion that was and still is inspired by their music but sounds have progressed and your just as likely to hear Tupac’s “California Love”, Lupe Fisaco’s “Sunshine”, Bishop Lamonts “Grow Up”, Calvin Harris’s “The Weekend” MPHO’s “box and locks” pumping out to people in the loud and brash, in your face Hawaiian shirt, which to this day remains a great look for men, especially when worn with neutral coloured cargo pants or bermuda shorts. Faded denim jeans are a constant summer fashion item that we never get tired of, even though their shape is constantly changing. In the summertime we seem to need less sleep, which means more time available to dance the night away, or just sit outside with a bottle of beer. But we invariably have a favourite summer soundtrack which we may play in the car or on a iPod. Bob Marley creates that carefree feel, and so much world music conjures up a feeling of sun and outdoor life.
The arrival of winter brings with it the more muted shades of fashion, earth tones and dark sombre colours, and music becomes more melancholy and reflective such as Dr Dre’s “Still Dre”, Akon’s “Locked Up”, Adele’s “Hometown Glory” and Kasha’s “Wildheart”. Lyrics about looking back to the great times had in the sun, slower rhythms and minor keys make us want to wrap up in that hand knitted jumper that Grandma brought over from Jamaica, with gloves, scarves and heavy coats.
So what of climate change? Will Canadians be playing the Isly Brothers “Summer Breeze” and wearing Hawaiian shirts? Will South Africans be playing Prince’s “Sometimes it Snows in April”?
He seems to be a fairly nice chap – perhaps with some dubious fashion tastes but oh well…
I think the chap is fairly “out there”.