IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

CASSIUS K: That’s kinda complicated because we moved around all the time but I’m Texas born Louisiana raised. Born in Texas City, raised in Houston, TX, raised in Ville Platte and Lake Charles, LA. These are my cities I claim them because that’s what I know! Spent at least 6-7 years in Each City. I moved back to Houston after college.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

CASSIUS K: Music has always been a part of my life and background. My grandmother being a minister, always played the piano at church, and was considered a strict choir instructor. My mother on the other hand has a wonderful singing voice and of course my grandmother made her exercise that in church. I mean she could hit any note from any song, and my father has played his trumpet in church since I was in diapers. So the music was always in my background, but I was blinded by my passion for sports.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

CASSIUS K: Well that’s easy, To make money! I am making these industry moves because I want to set my daughter up for college and set up a plan for my family. My music will help me accomplish these goals. It’s all about longevity and keeping my music relevant. I have been told that I have a lot to offer to the music industry, as far being a song writer and developing influential music. I have been told to create music for myself, because not everyone will like what you have to say, and make sure I back up what I say.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

CASSIUS K: My tracks come from my emotions. Whatever I am feeling when my juices flow, that is what comes out. My songs can be based on anything from hip-hop, rap, blues, or whatever. This is a tricky question for me because my songs are all about me and my life, which retain my emotions. I have only been rapping for two years so even at 30, I’m still learning to control express these emotions the right way and not over due it, ya feel me?

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?

CASSIUS K: My fan base is directed towards people who show love for all mankind, individuals who understand struggle and understand the value of life. My fan base doesn’t have an age minimum or limit because my music is for the world.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

CASSIUS K: I have been influenced my Michael Jackson, Cee-Lo, Juvenile (The Hot Boys) Really all of Cash Money Early year 2000 hits, 50 Cent, Phil Collins, Dr. Dre, and the old school rhythm and blues hits. And not all of my influences are song-based. I admire the business ventures of most of these individuals as well.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

CASSIUS K: If I had to explain my music to individuals, I would beg them to just listen to it first, then let me explain. I think the conversations and the explanations would be a lot smoother, because I really think my craft is still kind of unorthodox.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

CASSIUS K: My attitude. I can be enthusiastic and positive. I love to engage and be friendly. I let my personality show through. I am approachable. I engage with others and show a genuine interest in their lives, and their thoughts. I pay careful attention to how I express myself, not only in formal written communications, but also in e-mails, on the phone, and in face-to-face conversations. I am very confident, respectful, and clear in all of my communications. I have learned to be a better listener as well. I give my full attention, maintain eye contact, and try to really understand and absorb what people are saying.  An attentive, respectful listener is a rare commodity. I love developing stellar communication habits because they go a long way towards differentiating yourself.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

CASSIUS K: Currently I about to release the long awaited PAGE 1 MYXXTAPE. It’s been put back for a year due to individuals not keeping they word, but it’s finally about to happen, and I can not wait.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals?

CASSIUS K: I want to make money in entertainment and survive while setting up my grand-children’s future. My only goals in life.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

CASSIUS K: I see myself directing movies and helping other aspiring artist succeed without being screwed over by anyone. I love brainstorming movie scripts and story lines. I eventually want to have my own movie studio and produce my own movies. I love being creative and this will keep my mind flowing when I get my grey hairs lol

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

CASSIUS K: Awesome, YES! Please hit me up. I’m goofy and childish and love to interact with my fans and new people via social media, @cassiuskendrel on Facebook, Twiiter, and IG. I love fan mail as well. ..Send to KENDREL06@Gmail.com



  1. Well I must say this is a pretty kool article. This young man makes some amazing music. His personality is definitely down to earth. He is an amazing artist and person to work with. So if you haven’t already checked out his music wtf are you waiting on!

  2. You always have my love and support. You’ve made such an impression through your music & continue to make impressive strides!
    Always real…No short cuts & No BS.
    #Authenticity lasts forever!

  3. You are such an amazingly creative ambitious guy. Your music Truly does reflect on how your heart & your mind work when thinking about life. Imma always be Loving & supportive of you, you deserve all greatness in your life! If you haven’t checked him out yet ……Go ahead and check it out A True Lyricist awaits your arrival!

  4. I can relate with all that you express, because I feel the same. I love your still of music and really can’t wait to collaborate with you on a track. I know that we were supposed to had got together, but just like you I’ve been very busy with my music as well. But just email me a track that you want me to feature on with you with the hook and I got you my brother. God bless u nd ur family my brother…….

  5. Your consistency is what continues to gravitate more to your sound. Make music for yourself & you can’t go wrong. True artist that speaks from his own soul.

  6. Shouts out to Cassius K…his Grin is awesome…keep it up…Street Committee Radio show supports you…#SereeneSolutions…#Voiceoftheunderground

  7. Very nice article. I kno this kat professionally. I’m featured on a song with him titled. “Out the Struggle” Very good artist to work with. Solid foundation. Keep it up and stay live. T.Egoz~OG Chrys

  8. I really enjoy what i have heard from you. And i plan on checkingnout more. Its music i can truly relate to. Keep your head and heart where it is and im sure you will be very, very successful.

  9. This man here grinds like no other I know! I respect his hustle as well as his music and I really look forward to working with him in the future. As a producer I come across a lot of artist with good music but Cassius K stands apart from the rest… He always perfecting his craft and that’s what’s gonna put him in top! Keep pushing mayne!

  10. This man works so hard and I admire that so much about him. He is on his shit all the time and grinds. I love his music and everything’s he stands for! I’m glad that he is doing what he loves. And can’t wait to see what he has to offer in the future big props to you cassius k! I’m always here for you and have your back!

  11. Very proud of you and the man you are becoming. I’ve been around from the beginning and I see the growth in you from so many years ago. Keep God first and keep pushing for greatness.

  12. Mitch respect to you brother. You are an amazing man. Even oat the rugged exterior, you have a big heart. I love your ambition and work erotic. Not to mention how much you go out of your way for others, especially the kids. You’re a rate type Cassius! I’ll be looking out for you and you always have my support. You know you have a home here in Dallas when ever your up this way. P.S. faceass

    • Much respect to you brother. You are an amazing man. Even though the rugged exterior, you have a big heart. I love your ambition and work erotic, not to mention how much you go out of your way for others, especially the kids. You’re a rare type Cassius! I’ll be looking out for you and you always have my support. You know you have a home here in Dallas when ever your up this way. P.S. faceass

  13. You got that hustle ambition. I love it. Keep up the good work. Good things will come. You got my full support. I’ll go see you in your hometown pretty soon. ? Cassius #1

  14. Recently heard a few of your tracks and must admit I liked them ALL, and after reading this article a true fan. May God keep guiding and blessing you in all that you do. ❤

  15. Great interview! Keep putting in the work big homey and it will all pay off, you’ll set your daughter and family up for success for sure. Salute!

  16. Love his growth as an individual. He’s very positive and family oriented. I am glad to see his progress in his career as a positive Artist. I send my blessings and prayers.. ONE