Cas Metah


Mid-West,Underground Hip-Hop,DJ Mix

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Taylor Hogle a.k.a. Cas Metah loves music. Just ask him yourself.

"I started writing raps back in 1995. I wrote for 2 years before I ever picked up a mic. (I wish more cats would do that, would save for a lot of wack music out there.) In '97 I started making mixtapes on a 4-track and getting those out locally. A few people have told me they still have that stuff and I pray to God it never gets out, cuz it's pretty bad.

I started going to a pre-production studio and also bought a digital 8-track to continue making music from the comfort of my bedroom. I was doing solo stuff and also working closely with my crew Verbal Mass, which later morphed into Field Specialists, as well as other Ohio underground artists including The Riddler Mr. Mental, Wrec Room, Prophecy, N.O.M.A.D. and The Architects. It was during these early years I also shaped my craft as a freestyle/battle emcee. "

Early on, Taylor's career was starting to pick up momentum. He has been offered record deals from a couple different independent labels, but chooses to pursue things on his own imprint, ESeye Music.

"By 2001 I was ready to take my music to the next level and started working on my first "real" album. That meant buying original beats and paying $30 an hour for studio time. It was also at this time I started doing live shows all over the midwest. In '02 I independently pressed up Key Tah Life. I met JustMe and we started Scribbling Idiots in 2003. In 2004 we put out Scribbling Idiots Present: JustMe & CAS METAH on our own label ESeye Music."

In 2005 Cas Metah was involved in the cross-continent crew G-Force Alliance, which released an album entitled Episode 1: The Unification. But the buzz really got cracking when Scribbling Idiots released the Idiomatic Mixtape Vol. 1 in August 2005. This established them as "the next thing" in a lot of peoples eyes.

In October '05 Cas Metah dropped his next solo Dimension Tide. Scribbling Idiots also pressed a 12" single featuring hip-hop legend Masta Ace.

End Of Earth records contacted Cas Metah about working with them and they released his next solo album in the fall/winter quarter of 2007. He was also featured on several indie records, two of the highlights in '07 were "Cream Of The Crop" (from Dungeon Family legend Witchdoctor's album The Diary Of An American Witchdoctor on the Williams Street/Adult Swim imprint) and "No 2 Ways" (from Sev Statik and Dust's album Back To Dust on the Rawkus 50 imprint).

Scribbling Idiots signed to Illect Recordings and released their debut crew album The Have Nots in January of 2008. It has sense then been received by fans worldwide as a "classic" hip-hop album.

Also in 2008, JustMe and Cas Metah independently pressed their second duo album JustMe & CAS METAH Are Unemployed, and Cas Metah's hometown crew Field Specialists put out a mixtape Hustle Case.

In November 2008 Cas Metah teamed up with Deuce Complex and released a duo project, Metah Complex titled Pound The Pavement.

In 2009, Cas Metah released his "posse-cut compilation" style album Guest Room on Illect Recordings. It recieved rave reviews and featured a impressive list of guest emcees.

Cas Metah landed several gig's with acts such as Twista, Cassidy, Bizzy Bone, The Pharcyde, Witchdoctor, CunninLynguists, Tonedeff, Pack FM, Blueprint, Illogic, Glue, GRITS, Mars ILL, Pigeon John, Skillet, Sev Statik, Red Cloud, Playdough, LA Symphony, Lightheaded, Furthermore, Tonex... the list just goes on and on.

"It's a lot of fun doing shows. I love being on stage and interacting with the crowd. That's definitely my favorite part about being an emcee. Equally enjoyable however is the actual music-making itself though. I have collaborated with sooo many talented people. I can't list them all, but here are a few you may have heard of: Masta Ace, T-Mo (Goodie Mob), Witchdoctor (Dungeon Family), 4th Disciple (Wu-Tang Clan), J. Rawls (Lone Catalysts), Copywrite (MHZ/Weathermen), CunninLynguists, Holmskillit, Pigeon John, Deepspace5, Tunnel Rats, and Lightheaded. I have also been doing a lot of collab work for many other artists releases, established and up-and-comers alike, so be on the lookout for those. Basically, I stay grinding. I'm trying to have a bigger catalog than 2Pac!"

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Album Title Year Label
Key Tah Life2002Independent
Scribbling Idiots Present: Justme & Cas Metah2004ESeye Music
Dimension Tide2005ESeye Music
Providence Road2007End Of Earth Records
JustMe & Cas Metah Are Unemployed2008End Of Earth Records
Pound The Pavement (as Metah Complex)2008Independent
Cas Metah Monthly Free For All2009Independent
Cas Metah Monthly January 20092009Independent
Cas Metah Monthly Febuary 20092009Independent
Cas Metah Monthly March 20092009Independent
SomeBuddies (Cas Metah & MotionPlus)2009Illect Recordings
Guest Room2009Illect Recordings
Cas Metah Monthly April 20092009Independent
Cas Metah Monthly May 20092009Independent
Cas Metah Monthly July 20092009Independent





United States

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Illect Recordings

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