Kris Kasanova Celebrates The Hustler’s Spirit On New Song “This Side”
Kris Kasanova has positioned himself to be a vibrant voice in Hip-Hop and an artist to watch. He’s put in work on the independent scene through this decade. Now, the Red Hook, Brooklyn native kicks off a hopeful 2019 with his latest single, “This Side.”
The single celebrates life by hustling for one’s daily bread and championing his hood. The Always Something Rapper brings fans new music, which is part braggadocios display, part hustler anthem: “This is for my get-money ni**as who hustle for every dollar / The gangstas and the riders the users and the suppliers / Crips and the Bloods / the Esses who got the plug / Filipinos and Asians rep yo hood, throw it up.”
With synth beats and hi-hats, Kasanova’s flow is nimble as a dagger’s edge. The cyclical nature of “This Side” encapsulates a dense grit with its heavy-hitting bass decorating the song’s background. He makes it clear that where he comes from isn’t for the lighthearted.
“Made my name out, that’s right I stay out here / Making plays out here / You can’t play out here / If you ain’t raised out here / It ain’t safe out here.” Kasanova is an MC who is grounded by his surroundings and his music displays that of a young man who knows where he comes from and expresses that with pride.
Photograph provided by Kris Kasanova.