New artist come into the music industry everyday. Of course, every new talent has something new to bring to the table. Though, very few have something meaningful to offer. LA born and Cleveland, OH based artist J. Cacao arrives onto the HipHop scene with a little something extra in store for music aficionados.
Growing up with deaf parents, both hailing from Nigeria, J. Cacao sees the world in a different way than most. More importantly, his unique upbringing gave him purpose in life. He’s eager to bring awareness and exposure to more CODA musicians like him in the HipHop scene. Furthermore, J. Cacao’s slogan on his website reads that he “respects and honors the deaf community by providing another means of entertainment through music.” He’s certainly changing the scope of the music game with his innovative music.
The lyricist and rapper has only released a handful of records such as his debut EP Trap ASL (True Rhythm and Poetry in American Sign Language) and the singles “Mama Deaf” and “Flowers.” He may be getting his feet wet in the sea of rap and HipHop emcees, but he’s making waves in the music industry. Furthermore, J. Cacao has even worked with other great underground artists such as Lena Jackson, Wawa’s World and Prophet Link, all of which were featured on his debut EP Trap ASL.
Recently, the artist dropped his newest record “Letter 2 Dip Hop,” an anthem dedicated to the deaf community and CODA artists everywhere.
J. Cacao Puts His Own Spin On HipHop Music
Music is a universal language. No one best meets that description than CODA lyricist J. Cacao. With the few offerings the Cleveland artist has dropped, he’s slowly merging two different worlds together that’s never been done before. An artist raised by two deaf, Nigerian parents; his music speaks volumes.
His newest track “Letter 2 Dip Hop” which stands for “Hip Hop through the eyes of the deaf,” comes as his latest dedication to the deaf community. Self-produced by J. Cacao himself, the track finds the artist expressing a range of emotions, from frustration to love for the community. It’s clear this artist has agency, advocacy, and a strong message behind all of his music.
The CODA Rapper Changes The World For The Better
There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to the conscious rapper J. Cacao. The on the rise emcee plans to change the world with has advocacy for the deaf community. Currently, he’s focusing on bridging the connection between the deaf community and music. Moreover, the artist also works as a Social Worker and Interpreter. Additionally, he collaborated with DEAFinitely Dope founder Matt Maxey. With a degree in Music Business, J. Cacao is one of the most well-rounded HipHop artists out here. Be sure to catch up on more community projects and music from Cleveland game-changer J. Cacao.