Kasha Rae

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Kasha Rae
Origin London, England, UK
Genres Spoken Word, Hip hop, Alternative
Occupation(s) Songwriter, Artist
Years active 2007–present

Kasha is a rap artist and song writer from Charlton, London, UK. He is signed to and partial owner of a production group called Vivid Imagery. Kasha is a conscious rapper widely claimed for his positivity and honest stance on music.[citation needed] Tyrone under the name of Kasha first appeared on the music scene around the end of 2007 when he performed on Kiss 100, Choice FM and at various clubs around London.[1]

Music career[edit]

Recorded work[edit]

Kasha's most famous piece of work is his London take on Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind", which was released in 2009. His remix went on to shift sixty thousand downloads and it features the German number 1 selling artist Iman. His other remix of Estelle's American Boy, aptly titled American girl was released in 2008 and shifted twenty thousand downloads.[2]

Kasha's debut album is called the Oracle and was released in April 2009. Only one single was released from this album called Black Rhyme, which also marked Kasha's first music video. The video was shown on Sky TV The album features a special appearance from Frank Harper from Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The Oracle also features The UK rapper Manage and us rapper Klarity.[3]

In January 2010 Kasha completed his first mixtape called Retro Luv but to this day there is very little evidence and copies are hard to come by.[4]

Live work[edit]

Kasha is a frequent performer and can often be found performing with bands and musicians. His album tour in 2009 had him performing at venues such as the Emirates Stadium, Scala, Cargo and the Islington Academy. He has supported the Sugababes, Artful Dodger and Samantha Ronson[5]

Current status[edit]

Several concept tracks were scheduled for late 2010.[6][7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result
2009 Hugo Boss for Best New Music Act - Kasha (Runner Up)
Peoples Music Award for Best Hip Hop Act - Kasha (Runner Up)
Peoples Music Award for Best Songwriter - 'For the track "Wildheart (Runner Up)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • London State of Mind (2009) (Empire State of Mind Remix)
  • Black Rhyme (2010) (From the album The Oracle)

Solo albums[edit]

  • The Oracle (2009)

Feature Discography[edit]

  • Peoples Army Mixtape (2009) (with Peoples Army)
  • Rising Styles (2009) (with Rising Styles)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Retro Luv (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flavour Magazine". Flavour Magazine. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Flavour Magazine". Flavour Magazine. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Urban development". Urban Development. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Hype Tune". Hype Tune. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Box Fresh". Box Fresh. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ctrl Alt Shift". Ctrl Alt Shift. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "BBC 1xtra". BBC. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

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