Countless nights, listening to instrumentals, writing and erasing, and more writing and more erasing, repeating and replacing for better sound and better worth, Da Foundation, with every chance they get has taken this part of their life devotedly. On top of working their other jobs for income, Mile Casso and Mu Smoova been working diligently and industriously in the recording studio. This 6-year commitment is starting to pay off as this new year begin to move along. Despite having the ups and downs throughout the years Da Foundation completed 2016 on the right foot.
They introduced a few cities such as Chicago and Orlando with hit songs like Loud N Clear and the lady’s favorite, Fyi from their recent Ep Money Neva Sleepz. They also release a hit song Alleyway to Broadway from the Ep Moneyball. These songs are taking space on the charts, moving from internet radio to F.M. This independent rap group will waste no time for nobody.
Casso and Smoova were drawn towards the world of music through the beautiful art of hip-hop and the dedication to the hustle and the determination to be free from life debts through the lucrative entertainment industry. Thus, Da Foundation went from open mics, to winning showcases, to headlining their own shows. All of which was in a matter of months while working with various booking agencies.
All the hard work has opened the eyes and ears for a lot of people who are interested in working with Da Foundation. International Fleet Djs such as Dj NoPhrillz, Dj XXL, Dj Malone , Dj Rio, Dj RL are looking forward to working with the rap duo on future projects and much more. Networking to Da Foundation means well to them. They been on their own and seeking support and Djs are noticing them and are open to partner with them.
Da Foundation has been featured on Hype Magazine, which was a great deal to them. They look forward to working with them in the future. Recently, they came across another blogger Brittany Elyse, who writes for Wordkrush, volunteered to write on their behalf. Wordkrush is located in Orlanda, Florida.
Networking outside the local area is what Da Foundation want to do. They enjoy interviews because it gives them an opportunity to tell their story a Capella. They had interviews over the phone as well as in person at studios. They understand they are no Rae Sremmurd, they are not like any other Rap duo that are known, therefore they have to o things differently by any means necessary.
The duo’s different styles and personalities complement each other brilliantly, creating massively powerful energy that propels them towards success. Mile Casso, known as the eager, risk taker of the duo and the calm, cool, and collective older brother Mu Smoova, been working hard for a long time trying to bring old Hip-Hop back. The hustle, from selling Cds at gas stations and showing up to open mic to working with out-of-town Djs. They struggled with standing out the cold and in the rain, but with the energy of one another they didn’t allow it to slow them down. Casso and Smoova understand what it takes and they will do everything they can to make it.
The grind is just as similar to when they played football, which was the both of them first love. They trained hard, they practice hard and they ate slept and breathed football. Now, they’ve taken that same mentally to Hip-Hop and they are acknowledging the accomplished, they are admiring the responses from people who listen to them whether it is good or bad. They feel they need the criticizing because they received it in football and it made them better so they can use it in booth to make them better.
This duo has music they can’t wait to reveal to the world. Their story is not entirely unique but the way the go about it, individuals can relate to it heart-fully. There was a point in time where they didn’t know whether or not people were even listening to them, they didn’t know if they should keep going, change their ways, or just stop completely. They were raised by a mother who moved by faith, who taught them how to pray, how to ask questions and answers will follow, and so they began to receive what they been asking for. The youtube channel is an example, they went from a few hundred views to a few thousands of views. In other words, it’s a start, they are making progress and despite the setbacks, they are moving forward.
With that said Da Foundation has release a project they worked on with Dj NoPhrillz on January 20, 2017 called Gate City Blvd. This is a mixtape produced by Philly’s very own, that featured artists around North Carolina, from the Meet and Greet in December. Da Foundation is working on a new single with Dj NoPhrillz called ChuKnoooo that will hit the street soon. They are looking at a future that is already near.