Clockwork - Caskey is a star, forget ''in the making''.

Photography: Caskey

Photography: Caskey

I’ve been paying attention to Caskey since his release of the song ‘Cash Money 2000’, which was three years ago, and ever since then, it’s been difficult to not click on any of his new music.

To some extent, Clockwork is a tale of two halves. It stings your senses from the word go (in a great way), yet towards the latter half of the album, the tempo starts to slow down on certain songs and the lyrics as well as the vibe mellow out completely.

Overall Caskey’s Clockwork has a sedated, fantasy fuelled feel to it. I suppose that’s typical of Caskey’s style and prior music, so it’s not much of a shock, but the beats he has recorded on, primarily coming from Tastybeats, are extremely inviting and I was happy to let them play through.

For those of you who know and those who don’t, I’ve been writing lyrics since I was 13 years old, and recently I’ve been writing some good lyrics to some well crafted beats. One producer I have taken notice of in the YouTube world is LuvBenjii, so when I heard his slogan sample prior to Cakey’s ‘Temporary’, I was pleasantly surprised.

‘Tank on Full’ is a great song on Clockwork. The first song ‘People Suck’ is also a good listen, and ‘White on White’ is bouncy and energetic, with ‘Bad Decisions’ in on my top 3 from the entire project.

Lyrically, Caskey is strong. Some listeners may be quick to throw assumptions out onto the table regarding his existence in the industry, but in my opinion, Caskey has a lot of talent. Not only is he a clever writer, Caskey also knows how to seamlessly flow on a song and in his own special way, with some commendable attention to detail.

Clockwork does little in way of error. All songs, bar one, possibly two, are solid performers and can be easily replayed. On top of that, the fact that Caskey has rapped and sung his way through every single track without a single feature is also rare to see and I take my hat off to him. Caskey is a genuine and authentic talent, so I think it’s about time the rest of the world starts to take notice of him.

Photography: Caskey

Photography: Caskey