Casanova (rapper)

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Casanova
Casanova (August 2016).jpg
Casanova in August 2016
Background information
Birth nameCaswell Senior
Born (1986-10-27) October 27, 1986 (age 32)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
GenresHip hop Horrorcore
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2016–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.everythingcasanova.com

Caswell Senior (born October 27, 1986), known professionally as Casanova, is an American rapper born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.[1] In 2016, Casanova made his first original song "Don't Run" and his buzz began to build in New York, garnering interest from a number of labels.[2] He is currently signed to Roc Nation, LLC.

Early life[edit]

Casanova grew up in Flatbush, the youngest of ten from his mother and fourteen from his father. He is of Afro-Panamanian, Haitian and Jamaican descent.[1] He began getting into the gang life at an early age and only stayed in school until the 8th grade. After years on the street, Casanova was arrested in 2006 and sentenced to prison. His cell mate in prison on Rikers Island, was later discovered to be rapper ASAP Rocky.[3][4] After serving nearly 8 years, Casanova was released in the beginning 2014. He is the father of two children, one girl and one boy. His daughter was born during his first months of incarceration and his son was born a year after his release.

Career[edit]

Casanova happened to be in the studio with some friends from the neighborhood in early 2016. They were messing around and Casanova figured he’d take a shot at trying to put something together. The outcome, "Don’t Run”. The song was produced by U-Dub (of NY Bangers).[5]

Upon the release of "Don't Run", the record instantly captivated the city receiving heavy radio play from DJ Self on Power 105.1.[6] The domino effect started there and spread to many DJs in New York including those at both Power 105.1 and Hot 97. In June 2016, Casanova released the official video for "Don't Run".[7]

Casanova was discovered by Memphis Bleek and his new imprint under Jay-Z record label Roc Nation, Warehouse Music Group. In October 2016, Casanova officially signed his deal with Warehouse/Roc Nation.[8]

In September, Casanova released a buzz single "Line Me"[9][10] as well as a freestyle to Mobb Deep's "Quiet Storm".[11]

In 2017, Casanova releases "Don’t Run” Remix featuring Young M.A, Fabolous, Dave East & Don Q.[12][13] He continues to put out music releasing "The Old 50”[14][15] followed by his mixtape tape album "Be Safe Tho”[16] featuring Chris Brown and LO on the song "OHB”.[17] He performed on the Party Tour with Chris Brown, 50 Cent, French Montana, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G.[18][19] On June 29, 2018, Casanova releases his debut album "Commissary" with guest apparences G-Eazy, Rich the Kid, Snap Dogg, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Mozzy.[20][21]

Tour[edit]

2x Entertainment[edit]

2x Entertainment
Founded2016; 3 years ago (2016)
FounderCasanova
Distributor(s) Universal Music Group
Genre
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City, New York

In 2016, Casanova started his own company called 2x Entertainment. On October 20, 2017, 2x Entertainment partnership with Warehouse Music Group/Roc Nation was officially publicly announced by Casanova and Memphis Bleek in an interview with The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1.[22] In November, Casanova brings on Lamont Sincere to the team as an artist under 2x Entertainment.[23]

Artists[edit]

  • Casanova
  • Jah Dwella
  • Lamont Sincere

Producers[edit]

  • Lamont Sincere

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Year Album Title Album Details
2018 Commissary

Singles[edit]

Title Details
"Don't Run" *Released: March 30, 2016

*Label: 2x Entertainment/Warehouse/Roc Nation

*Format: Digital download

"Line Me" *Released: September 15, 2016

*Label: 2x Entertainment/Warehouse/Roc Nation

*Format: Digital download

"Don't Run" Remix (feat. Young M.A, Fabolous, Dave East & Don Q) *Released: February 1, 2017

*Label: 2x Entertainment/Warehouse/Roc Nation

*Format: Digital download

"The Old 50" *Released: May 19, 2017

*Label: 2x Entertainment/Warehouse/Roc Nation

*Format: Digital download

"Go Best Friend" *Released: September 8, 2017

*Label: 2x Entertainment/Warehouse/Roc Nation)

*Format: Digital download

"Left, Right" (feat. Chris Brown & Fabolous[24] *Released: October 27, 2017

*Label: 2x Entertainment/Warehouse/Roc Nation

*Format: Digital download

"Set Trippin" *Released: Feb 8, 2018

*Label: 2x Entertainment/Roc Nation

*Format: Digital download

"Go Bestfriend 2.0" (feat. G-Eazy & Rich The Kid) *Released: May 24, 2018

*Label: 2x Entertainment/Roc Nation

*Format: Digital download

Mixtapes[edit]

  • "Be Safe Tho” (2017)

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cline, Georgette (2017-01-20). "The Break Presents: Casanova". XXL. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  2. ^ "Casanova - Don't Run". The Culture Plug. 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "Casanova Tells The Story Of A$AP Rocky Having To Fight While Locked Up At Rikers Island". AllHipHop. 2016-03-20. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  4. ^ Ciofalo, Nick (2017-01-25). "Casanova Speaks On Taxstone, Being Locked Up With A$AP Rocky, Working With Chris Brown & More". Power 105.1. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  5. ^ "Don't Run - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  6. ^ "Brooklyn's Casanova Drops "Don't Run"". HipHopOnDeck. 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  7. ^ "Buzzing Brooklyn Rapper Casanova Says "Don't Run" In New Video". AllHipHop. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  8. ^ "Casanova Signs To Roc Nation?; Locked Up W/ Taxstone; Says 'Robbers Are Haters' ; Don't Run (Video) (TI50)". ThisIs50. 2016-10-05. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  9. ^ "Line Me - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  10. ^ "New Music: Casanova – Line Me". YouHeardThatNew. 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  11. ^ "New Video: Casanova "Quiet Storm (Freestyle)"". Rap Radar. 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  12. ^ Ivey, Justin (2017-02-02). "Casanova Delivers "Don't Run" Remix Featuring Fabolous, Young M.A, Dave East and Don Q". XXL. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  13. ^ "CASANOVA TAPS FABOLOUS, DAVE EAST, YOUNG M.A & DON Q FOR "DON'T RUN (REMIX)" — AN NY BANGER!". 2DOPEBOYZ. 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  14. ^ "CASANOVA – THE OLD 50 (SINGLE)". Roc Nation. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  15. ^ Braboy, Mark (2017-08-02). "Casanova Channels The Gangsta Spirit Of "The Old 50" In His Menacing New Video". Vibe. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  16. ^ "Be Safe Tho - Casanova". DatPiff. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  17. ^ Bromiley, Kristen (2016-05-17). "Casanova -Be Safe Tho". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  18. ^ "Chris Brown Announces 'The Party Tour' with 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, Kap G & Casanova". Rap-Up. 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  19. ^ "Chris Brown Brought The Party To Barclays With Casanova, Fabolous, & O.T. Genesis". The Source. 2017-04-25. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  20. ^ "Casanova Drops 'Commissary' EP Featuring G-Eazy, Rich The Kid and More". XXL Magazine. 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  21. ^ "Casanova on His New EP 'Commissary,' How Prison Molded Him & Squashing His Beef With 6ix9ine". Billboard. 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  22. ^ "Casanova and Memphis Bleek visit 'The Breakfast Club". Revolt. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  23. ^ "Lamont Sincere is now under Casanova's 2x Entertainment". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  24. ^ Wza, Tat (2017-10-27). "NEW MUSIC: Casanova Ft. Chris Brown & Fabolous - Left Right [AUDIO]". Hot 97. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  25. ^ "Maino Ft. Phresher, Lola Brooke & Casanova – Doing Well". InFlexWeTrust. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  26. ^ "New Music: Papoose Ft. Casanova "Shooter"". InFlexWeTrust. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  27. ^ "Premiere: DJ Premier and Casanova Need to Know "Wut U Said?"". Complex. 2018-07-20. Retrieved 2018-07-20.

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