Good things are happening in the Namibian Music arena these days, and some very fine talent is emerging from a Nation that quite often is overlooked when it comes to talking about the Southern African music scene.
While the hunger for home grown talent in Namibia has produced a scintillating array of musical talent in the country, it is fair to say that the industry at this time is very male orientated, and therefore it is pleasantly refreshing to get to listen to some new female music making its mark in the male dominated world of Namibian Music.
Miss Cassy is and R&B Rapper originating from Walvis Bay in Namibia where as a child she totally adored the lime light. Performance and being on stage quickly became the highlight of her education, and Alise Twamoneni Gottlieb quickly developed a passion for all things performance related.
Throughout her younger years in school, Alise was writing and performing, and discovered her knack at producing catchy rhymes and her ability to string complex lyrical tracks together giving birth to her innate ability to rap well. Along with two friends, they formed the band Scadelez in 2007, and produced underground music with the help of DJ Sam-e Lee Jones and DJ Xavi, working with Smoke Records.
In 2009 Alise moved to the Capital City Windhoek to pursue her studies at university. Her charismatic character, cheeky personality and well produced Demo CD won her the attention of HiNotes Musik Entertainment, and she began working with producer and mentor Tshuutheni Emvula AKA Becoming Phill, while being managed by Martin Kapuka.
Her first single, a track entitled ‘Take Out’ identifies well with women in an abusive relationship, and encourages women to be strong and stand up for their rights. It became popular with the younger female generation in Windhoek and this reception motivated Miss Cassy to release a barrage of other music.
She quickly pulled ‘Good Girl’, ‘In Love with a Rapper’ and ‘Terminator’ out of the hat, and launched her solo career into the charts. The Namibian Hip Hop society have quickly recognised Miss Cassy as a new girl on the block, and appreciation of her music is growing daily as she continues with her aggressive program of live performances and shows that began in 2010 when she got serious about her music career.
I enjoyed listening to her sassy, playful lyrics, and there is a certain charm about Miss Cassy’s work that makes it pleasantly enjoyable to listen too. This young lady has the right stuff, and her ambition to become a leading lady in the world of Namibian Music is certain to unfold into great things for Alise. I for one will deffinatly be keeping an eye on this lady’s career.
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Our Thanks to Alise Twamoneni Gottlieb