With 2016 almost behind us and 2017 right around the corner, South Africa's hip hop heavy hitter Frank Casino is ending the year with palpable presence, from London-based Boiler Room TV to The Movie Music Festival. His 2016 success as been down to 2-things; his resilient persona and the ability to craft crafty rhymes on some of the dopest beats ever made in Africa by Africans for Africa...and the world! Starting with his very successful hit song "Whole Thing" earlier this year, Frank Casino went on to release a 16-track 'bomb-blast' of a surprise debut project titled "Something From Me" which was recently voted one of SA’s Top 10 Best Albums of 2016. “Whole Thing Remix” features one of South Africa’s biggest artists – Riky Rick and is said to be among both artists’ best works this year.
When we featured Frank Casino a few months back it’s almost like we knew what the future looked like for him. Looking at what he’s done since then and where he is today we still maintain our stance about him being Africa’s rising Hip-Hop star. He was recently featured on The Best of Soundcloud along with Sarkodie, ELrepGH, M.anifest & Cassper Nyovest – Africa’s most celebrated musical exports in Hip-Hop, subsequently embedding his talent in DJ Speedsta’s hit single “Mayo” - arguably the biggest song in South Africa right now.
Frank Casino is no stranger to the Hip-Hop music scene - He’s had his fair stint of ‘mainstream’ hype and paid his dues along the way. When he dropped “Just Before Riches” in September 2015 and released real-life visuals you’d swear he knew what was to follow - The video premiered on MTV Base Africa and caught international media attention. Frank Casino released “Sauce” soon after that, making the video for “Just Before The Riches” a pilot. Many are convinced that this was far and away from a coincidental rookie drop because “Sauce” made it to radio charts just as fast and this collaborated the message behind “Just Before The Riches.” If the 23-year old rapper and producer planned this – and we are convinced he did – cards well-played.