Who is Casanova?
"Casanova" is the stage name of Caswell Senior, an American rapper. He is best known for his appealing “street bangers.” Casanova became active in the rap arena after his eight-year-long imprisonment. One of his hit tracks, 'Don’t Run,' released after the end of his jail term. Some of his other noteworthy compositions are 'Line Me,' 'It Go Down When You Trappin,' and 'The Old 50.' During his stint in jail, Casanova befriended popular rapper, songwriter, and record producer A$AP Rocky. The friendship later helped Casanova shape his music career. He is now working with the label 'Roc Nation.’
Casanova started contributing to his music career actively after his release from prison. He composed music and released them on 'YouTube.' Casanova was heavily backed by his ‘Rikers Island’ jail mate and globally acclaimed rapper Rakim Mayers, better known as “A$AP Rocky.” This friendship helped Casanova in building his music career. By 2014, he had already started working on his debut single. He swept the city of New York off its feet with his debut single, 'Don’t Run.' The track was released by Casanova’s own entertainment company, '2X Entertainment.' The single chronicled the hardships and struggles he had faced while he was in jail. 'Don’t Run' was a massive hit and became the most-played track on radio shows. The song was featured and heavily played by DJ Self on 'Power 105.1.' The official music video for 'Don’t Run' was released in June 2016. A remixed version of the song, featuring Young MA, Fabolous, Dave East, and Don Q, was released in February 2017.
Toward the fall of 2016, Casanova and '2 x Entertainment' signed a partnership contract with 'Warehouse/Roc Nation.' The partnership was officially announced by Casanova and rapper Memphis Bleek. Bleek, who played a crucial role in shaping Casanova's career, made the announcement during a radio interview with 'The Breakfast Club' on 'Power 105.1.' The same year, in November, Casanova teamed up with pop–R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Lamont Sincere under his music label. In September 2016, Casanova released his second single, ‘Line Me,’ and a freestyle version of Mobb Deep's track 'Quiet Storm.'
The year 2017 was crucial for Casanova's career. He released three singles, namely, 'The Old 50,' 'Go Best Friend,' and 'Left, Right' (featuring Chris Brown and Fabolous). Casanova also released a mixtape, 'Be Safe Tho,' and appeared with Phresher and Lola Brooke in Maino’s track ‘Doing Well.' Casonava was part of the collaboration concert 'The Party Tour,' along with Chris Brown, 50 Cent, French Montana, Fabolous, OT Genasis, and Kap G.
In 2018, Casanova released a “diss track,” 'Set Trippin,' which brought him a lot of controversy. The track allegedly mocked rapper 6ix9ine, which Casanova, however, denied. He later stated that the track was intended to mock a fellow rapper and not 6ix9ine. The situation worsened when their respective crews clashed at 'Barclays Center' in Brooklyn. The matter, however, was later sorted. Soon, Casanova made statements regarding his cordial relationship with 6ix9ine.
A few months later, Casanova released his debut album, 'Commissary,' featuring G-Eazy, Rich the Kid, Snap Dogg, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Mozzy, as guest artists. A partnership with ‘JPAY,' a corrections-related service provider, made sure around 200 thousand inmates had access to the album.
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Casanova was born Caswell Senior, on October 27, 1986, in Brooklyn, New York, US. He grew up in Flatbush, a neighborhood of Brooklyn. Casanova has a lot of siblings and half-siblings. His half-siblings are mostly from his father's side. He is the youngest-born child of his mother and the 14th child of his father. Casanova is of mixed descent and has Panamanian, Haitian, and Jamaican roots.
Casanova spent nearly eight years in prison before he became active as a rapper. He became a gangster when he was in eighth grade. Casanova was sentenced to three years of solitary confinement after he was caught smuggling cocaine and razors by storing them in his anus. The solitary imprisonment had a negative impact on his mind. Casanova was also involved in bloody fights with his jail inmates. He has confessed to stabbing around 12 people in jail, of which only three or four cases have been registered. Casanova was released at the age of 27. However, two months later, he was locked up again for a crime he had not committed.
Casanova has two children. His daughter was born during his initial period of imprisonment, and his son was born a year after his release. However, not much is known about the mother of his children.
Casanova is in a relationship rapper Swaggy Jazzy. They started dating in 2005.
Rapper Biggie was Casanova’s biggest inspiration. JAY-Z is second on Casanova's list of favorites.
Casanova prefers wearing monochrome outfits, especially in black, white, or a combination of both. A tattoo lover, he has a few tattoos behind his ears.