‘3rd Eye Shut’ is the first single from the new EP by South East Lon­don emcee Caskie.

Attack­ing the beat with his relent­less flows and artic­u­lately con­densed rhyme pat­terns, Caskie remarks  on the on going struggle faced by the many, whilst address­ing the urgent need to shine a light on the dark.

“Everything around us in terms of the social and eco­nom­ic land­scape today seems geared to mis­lead or mis­in­form us… from crooked politi­cians to so-called gang­sters.… the nar­rat­ive rewrites and per­petu­ates itself daily.” 

In con­text of the super­fi­cial, fake and fraud­u­lent soci­ety in which we live, Caskie uses the music video to illus­trate the way in which main­stream media can deceive and manip­u­late the pub­lic’s per­cep­tion.

The soul­ful melody works as a more calm­ing found­a­tion to digest the emcee’s con­tent

“We gotta shine a light in the dark, tell a truth from a lie, the two coin­cide //
Third eye shut who do you trust? 
Pro­gres­sion is a must i ain’t get­ting left to rust”

The accom­pa­ny­ing video, ref­er­en­cing 1980s John Car­penter movie ‘They Live’, was shot, edited and pro­duced by Nich­olas Tate of Deaf Nick Visu­als who was also respons­ible for the visu­al effects.

After spend­ing many years as a ses­sion drum­mer and back­ing vocal­ist, he was also a mem­ber of the group Dusty Strag­glers along­side Flabz, Sylva Grey and pro­du­cer Peter Coates.

“I’m an all round musi­cian wheth­er im rap­ping, co-pro­du­cing play­ing drums, gui­tar or bass I’m always try­ing to add to or evolve. My flow has developed from my know­ledge of drum­ming. I use syl­lables almost as snares and high hat rhythms to funk up the flow. The sub­ject mat­ter is always chan­ging but mostly cen­ters round social scenes which I can twist meta­phors from. Lets keep it dif­fer­ent!”

Caskie has since turned his atten­tion to his solo mater­i­al, and come out of the shad­ows with his debut EP ‘Ways To Stay Broke’. 

Led by ‘3rd Eye Shut’ the EP released Fri­day August 14th on all stream­ing plat­form.

Watch The Video Here

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.