At first sight DJ Cassius Cain may seem intimidating but if he’s asked for a favor relating to anything entertainment, he’ll supply you with a list full of contacts to help you. You may see him on the streets of Orlando working for DJ Smalls’ Street Team/Southpromo.com or you may see him on the campus of Full Sail University where he’s pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Entertainment Business. Either way, his networking and game plan upon entering this industry is leading him in the right direction.
David Cain was born in Munster, Indiana but grew up in Metro-Detroit, one of the hardest hit cities by the recent recession. While growing up, one of his first introductions to music was when he learned to play the alto sax. He played for five years with a growing interest and hunger for music. By eighteen years old Cassius Cain recorded his first song and became attracted to one of Hip Hop’s greatest elements, DJing. He cites DJ Clue, DJ Smalls, DJ Green Lantern, and Don Cannon as some of his biggest influences.
“I want to start as a DJ, that way I can branch myself out into other areas,” explains Cassius. His name, DJ Cassius Cain derives from Cassius, Muhammad Ali’s name before converting to Muslim along with his last name, Cain. “I wanted to keep the whole boxing theme since I’m from Detroit,” says Cassius.
“The Detroit music scene is all local. I was working temp service jobs and found out I could get an education in a year,” he explains. At that point, he decided to make his move to Florida where he could embark on the life and career he really wanted. “I miss the lifestyle in Detroit, but I don’t feel I can become successful there.”
Now onto his 5th mixtape, 2nd college degree, and striving to develop his own business, DJ Cassius Cain has more than a pocketful of dreams. He’s worked with a handful of artists from different states including; Twon beezy, P Money Bags, Groove Major, Big Gov, Lil C, and more. When he’s not hosting mixtapes, promoting, or in class, you better believe he’s practicing his craft of DJing. As the saying goes,” Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.”