Emerging Hip Hop Duo, Da Foundation just landed their first major feature with Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Future. The new release, “Ammo” is raising many questions about the collaboration.
Da Foundation is a hip-hop/rap duo comprised of brothers – Mustaiin (“Mu Smoova”) and Malcolm (“Mile Casso”) Lawrence that formed in summer 2009. Mu considers himself a thinker, the quiet one with an uncanny militant streak that demands attention. Casso, on the other hand, is dynamic, active, and always ready for a challenge. But make no mistake – Casso is an amiable and approachable guy. The pair’s personalities complement each other brilliantly, creating a powerful energy that propels them toward success.
Smoova and Casso were drawn to the art of hip-hop, an enticing tableau of music, hustle, and freedom from debts and poverty. In a matter of months, and with the collaboration of various booking agencies, Da Foundation went from performing on open mic nights to winning showcases to headlining their shows. “We grind from a state of poverty, so we give you our all. The people should know we took no shorts and never considered ourselves too big for any opportunity,” says the duo. The release of “Alleyway to Broadway” encapsulated the hustle and hype that defines their musical journey They moved up the hip-hop charts with their award-winning single from the project, impacting radio with worldwide airplay and earning a spot on the Top 50 Independent Artists in the U.S.
In 2016, Da Foundation released the EP entitled “MoneyNevaSleeps” following the release with a self-funded promo tour of the same name. Despite their rapid rise in the music industry, the brothers remember that nothing came easy for them.
Dedication, faith, strength, and talent have formed the rungs of the ladder to success. But one thing is clear: Da Foundation doesn’t care about the fame. They want to spread their inspiration. Lastly, Da Foundation seems not to show any signs of slowing down, “This is just one of many to come.”