One of hip-hop's freshest rising stars is Cakes Da Killa, a 25-year old spitfire New York rapper whose unapologetic style has grabbed the attention of The Fader, Afropunk, Red Bull and now Mixmag. Lyrically detailed and strikingly bold with his unabashed take on social issues, Cakes' musical talent shines above an oversaturated pool of hip-hop personas. Cakes Da Killa brings no holds barred to his fierce, fabulous, outspoken sound.
For our fifth episode of 'Meet the Smirnoff Sound Collective', Cakes shares fond memories from the East Coast retreat celebrating his birthday and collaborating in the studio with fellow artists KISSEY and TYGAPAW. He also discusses how his persona - an openly gay rapper in the heterosexual-dominated male genre - went from a joke to a very serious statement and career.
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