Hip-hop newcomer C.A.S.I.N.O., shares his passion his passion. 'Music is not just a hobby for me; it is my passion which fuels my goals.' For C.A.S.I.N.O, music is hereditary; his family's roots are deeply embedded with gospel and jazz. While in high-school, hip-hop provided an opportunity for C.A.S.I.N.O. to express himself verbally about issues pertinent to his interest. As time progressed, he continued to disseminate his message to people willing to listen. 'My primary goal is to create a continual inundation of quality music that is relatively accessible to mainstream and underground hip-hop consumers alike' he says, when speaking of his debut album, NINE2FIVE. When asked, how did you come up with NINE2FIVE as an album title? C.a.S.I.N.O.states 'The title represents the process of independently creating a professional album. It is a lot of hard-work and in order to obtain over-achieving results I had to treat it, as if it were a full time job!"