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Da Foundation / Bio


 Da Foundation was form in summer of 2009. From there it was time to heat up. But there is a beginning to every movement. This drive and pain that you hear and feel thru their music has been ignited from football life and upbringing that dealt with Pride Discipline and Self Respect. In which has played am importance their life journey. "Smoova" Mustaiin Lawrence father of three was born June 20, 1986. Nickname "Mu" thinker, militant, and outspoken but at the same time possess a vibe that demands attention (Lion in the Room). "Mile Casso" Malcolm Lawrence born October 10, 1989. Vigorously active, communicable and risk taker. With a mind state of a gambler, (You win some, you lose some but I ain't trying to lose). Two style that complement each other with the same apex in direction toward success. Most of their life was spent around each other. Drug infested neighborhood, small apartment, 1 South Maple Ave. East Orange, NJ Janice L. Lawrence and Ar-Rahiem Lawrence produce four intelligent minds. Smoova was the first to move to NC. Not too long after Casso also felt it was time for a change & an experience needed other than New Jersey. He soon would move to NC to be closer to his older brother. “Alleyway 2 Broadway!” a good start for a better finish. Da Foundation went from open mic’s to winning showcases to headlining own shows in a matter of months working with varies booking agencies. Realizing their foundation must be strong they focused on the surrounding areas. Performing in Greensboro, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Charlotte and Durham just to name a few. The unique style they bring to the table fed their audience(s) no bitter taste as they targeted audience can identify 100% with their music. As Smoova says "We are walking proof of this shit."  But that wasn't enough. It was time to release a project in which they did “Alleyway to Broadway” .1Moneyball produces by Dreez09 productions and Don Mega (D-Block) is currently available at www.coast2coastmixtapes.com under Ms.LB management. Distributed on a small national scale .1Moneyball did 700,000+ impressions. Da Foundation is now closing in on 10,000 fans they frequently communicate with via www.reverbnation.com/dafoundationmusic . As Da Foundation move up on the Hip Hop Charts they receive FREE promotion from reverbnation.com which landed them 200,000+ views on the provided banner. They is still seeking airplay from major radio stations. On the other hand, they have been spun on varies internet radio stations such as 2fifty2 Radio, Trap House Rocks, itzBMradio.com eventlevel.com, Jango Airplay etc. just to name few. “As we grow we learn.” (Casso) Da Foundation is looking to release their Ep title “MoneyNevaSleepz” on bigger scale. Da Foundation feels they have what it takes to make a major impact on the music industry today. Nothing came easy to them, not even the 1,000 units sold on the streets “hand over fist”. But, with dedication, faith, strength and talent Da Foundation will be successful “one way or another” (that track is available via www.reverbnation.com/dafoundationmusic) .

General Info

Band Members
Mile "Mully" Casso & Smoova Don
Artist Name
Da Foundation
Home Page
Hip Hop / Rap / Urban

Contact Info

Greensboro, NC
Micheal A. Jordan

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