Brooklyn bred emcee Kris Kasanova is rapidly becoming one of the most discussed rising artists in hip-hops new age. Known for his lyrical prowess, clever punch lines and in-your-face delivery, he’s rapidly transitioning from an underground act to main stage phenom.
Growing up in the projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn, Kris learned the art of rap from his stepfather. At 10 years old, Kris would accompany his stepfather to the studio during his sessions while he worked with a few of the business’ greats like Mary J. Blige and Big Pun. Music became an integral part of his life and was only a matter of time before Kris began writing rhymes of his own, a skill that came naturally at just seventeen years old. The Brooklyn native realized Hip Hop was where he belonged.
The success of his project “Long Way Home" (and the two that followed, “24K” and “The Great Escape”) offered Kris the opportunity to fill opening slots for marquee acts; Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Big K.R.I.T. and Raekwon to name a few. Kris’ 2015 release “The Great Escape” received digital notoriety for its honesty and seamless storytelling. The same is to be expected of his upcoming release “Always Something”, an audible testament to life throwing lemons at you, while you’re bobbing and weaving to make it through each day. For those that have yet to hear Kris Kasanova, "Always Something" will be a sound introduction, and a reminder for the longtime supporters that the Red Hook rising star’s turn is coming soon.
Get to know Kris in his own words:
My sound in five words or less: Ghetto honesty
Best part of making this video: Working with my little brother
What inspires your art: The fact that I can motivate people with the same upbringings.
Explain the concept of the song in one sentence: This song is a therapy session. Where I use my life as an ink block to use through my current trials and tribulations.
What goes down in the DM's? My name is Kris Kasanova... everything goes down in the dm's.
Favorite emoji: The Wave emoji
Watch his video on REVOLT TV the week of April 3rd, and let us know your thoughts by tweeting @RevoltTV and using the hashtag #SpotlightOnREVOLT