Saint Cassius (musician)

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Saint Cassius
BornBronx, New York, United States
OriginAtlanta, Georgia
GenresIndie, Hip Hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, Songwriter, Producer, Music Publisher
LabelsVinyl Crown Recordings
Associated actsJ. Cole, Bryson Tiller, Dave East, Fabolous, Bruno Mars

Khalil "Saint Cassius" Walton is an American musician, recording artist and independent music publisher based in New York City.[1]

He gained notoriety as a musician for his contribution to the Grammy Award winning single "Just the Way You Are" for Bruno Mars debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans.[2][3]

In 2013, Cassius launched the Independent Publishing & Recordings company Vinyl Crown. The company signed producer Darius "Phonix" Barnes to the publishing imprint & holds such copyrights as Trey Songz "Fumble", Fabolous' "We Good" ft. Rich Homie Quan as well as J. Cole's top single off his 2014 Forest Hills Release "No Role Modelz".[4] On July 28th of 2017 Cassius released his first single under the Vinyl Crown imprint entitled Take A Knee.

On March 2nd, 2018 Saint Cassius released an EP called, ANALOG, it is a contemporary ode to the classic hip-hop era and showcases his ever-evolving musicianship. He shows off his appreciation for women on smooth Ro James collaboration “Hey Beautiful Girl” and the jazz-infused “Analog Dreams” touches subjects including the value of trap music, net neutrality and features actor/artist Omari Hardwick. The project is led by the production of legendary hitmaker DJ Toomp and also features tracks from JF Clay as well.

In November of 2018, Cassius launched a creative agency called Nyáma as a Vinyl Crown venture with a business partner and graphic designer Patso Dimitiov allowing Vinyl Crown to have an all in-house creative agency.


  1. ^ "WARNER/CHAPPELL CHART SUCCESS BOLSTERED BY NEW DEALS WITH SONGWRITERS OF CHART-TOPPING SONGS". The Pulse: Fall 2010. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. Retrieved 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Bruno Mars Unveils Eagerly Awaited Debut Album "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS" Slated to Arrive October 5th; New Single "Just The Way You Are" Shaping Up as Massive Hit, With Top 3 Success on iTunes "Top Singles"; Sold-Out New York City Live Debut Set for Tonight, Followed by US Tour Alongside Maroon 5 in October" (Press release). Marketwire. August 25, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  3. ^ Doo-Wops & Hooligans (CD booklet). Bruno Mars. United States: Elektra Entertainment Group. 2010.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ 2014 Forest Hills Drive (CD booklet). J. Cole. United States: RCA Records. 2014.CS1 maint: others (link)

5. Saint Cassius Nyama Launch

6. Nyama Creative Agency Instagram Page

7. Take A Knee