A new pair of Clarke’s footwear can put the biggest smile on soca artiste, Cassi’s face. He’s just that kind of guy. He told ETCETERABUZZ this morning that he doesn’t get that giddy over the tech gadgets like some of his counterparts in the industry, admitting that he’s still stuck with his Blackberry phone he’s had for some time. “I wouldn’t mind getting the S4 but it’s not a priority for me,” he said, noting that there are other things on his mind, among them- his family and ensuring that 2014 sees him produce a massive hit, since he feels the people will accept nothing less.
Cassi’s 2013 hit single, ‘Whistle and Horn’ on the Soca Future riddim which also features, Blaxx and Olatunji Yearwood, has given him the wings to fly to every corner of the world where a carnival is taking place this year. “When I’m not traveling on the weekend, it’s by choice,” he said matter-of-factly. He’s happy and proud of what he was able to accomplish this past season and says he’s been working hard and will continue to. Together with Vincentian producer, KC Charles, Cassi told us he’s working on a track ahead of 2014 that may see a collaboration between himself and US based soca artiste, Lyrikal. He’s also working with Kernal Roberts of RAMA studios here in Trinidad and plans on recording with Julian ‘Julio’ Nelson very soon.
Now, in case you think Cassi’s all music and doesn’t have a liking for anything else, think again. The 6 foot tall, dread lock wearing artiste says his style preference continues to be that Italian mobster swag. “I like that Italian mob look- that smooth, well tailored swag,” he said with a laugh, explaining that when he has a show in Trinidad, he heads straight to Peter Elias’ boutique to be outfitted to suit. “I like waist coats and fedoras, shoes- not sneakers, you know?”
Still on the grind at his weekday job at local power company, Powergen, Cassi’s taking each day with a smile. A lot of artistes are doing well and I’m happy about that,” he said coyly. He’s probably one of the first to admit that- showing that there’s much more to him than just a season of fame.