Casanova sits back against the grey fabric couch, his icey “2X” chain hanging off his neck. At first glance one might not suspect the amount of wisdom and knowledge this artistic rapper careers among his belongings. But Casanova is one of the most perceptive and intelligent rappers in the game right now. What you can’t learn in books, he’s learned through experience.
"You don't get paid for being gangster, you can't get paid, the only payment you're getting is death or jail - guaranteed. There's no gangsters get rich and get chubby and move to Miami. You don't go to heaven, that's a lie, it don't matter what the preacher says when you're getting buried, you're going to hell, you're doomed.”
Nova’ himself has seen a wide berth of trials and tribulations growing in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, NY. A true product of the streets that nurtured him, it’s a blessing to have an artist like himself share his wisdom and creativity, and be beacon for the youth currently undergoing their own struggles.
“Don’t try to be accepted,” he says, “just try to be respected. If the people that accepted you don’t respect you, it’s useless. Don’t try to fit in, everybody that’s really successful stands out. If you do really wanna be a gangster, make sure your read the fine print on the box. Listen: it’s not all what it’s cut out to be. And pray, or have somebody pray for you if you don’t believe God, cause prayer works.”