Baton Rouge “Rap Godfather” Mista Cain Announces New Project, Drops Reflective Video for “Made It Out”
Mass Appeal Premieres the Video for the Reflective “Made It Out,” Which Chronicles His Recent Trial and Release From Prison
Critical Praise for Mista Cain
“A Godfather-type figure in Baton Rouge” – Passion Of The Weiss
A local hero in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Mista Cain is a master of the street narrative, spinning true tales into vibrant and rhythmic Dirty South bangers. After establishing himself in the Louisiana rap scene by releasing several mixtapes and mentoring young artists like Scotty Cain and NBA Youngboy, Mista Cain prepares to release The Verdict, his first ever studio album. Packed with snapping trap beats, drenched in soulful organ and reverb-soaked guitars, The Verdict establishes Mista Cain as a vital voice of the Bayou rap game. Featuring appearances from Boosie Badazz, Young Dolph, Starlito, Trouble, and Chrizz Michaels, with production from Mouse On The Track, Jon Boii, JTrax, and others, The Verdict, releasing on March 17th, is an emotional and accurate depiction of Mista Cain’s struggles and perseverance.
Born Samuel Nichols, Mista Cain started rapping about the streets in high school. After he dropped out, music became more than a hobby–it was an outlet to express the hardship in his life. In the early 2010s, Cain formed Cain Muzik Mafia and put out the three part Cain Muzik mixtape series. In 2013, Mista Cain collaborated with Kevin Gates, who sang Mista Cain’s praises in an interview with Peter Rosenberg, on Gates’ “Change On Me.” Like many Louisiana rappers, local authorities took an outsized interest in his non-musical activities and Mista Cain went to jail on a second-degree murder charge in 2013. In 2015, Cain was acquitted of all charges. Last year, Cain released The Cain Project, a southern-fried appetizer for the upcoming The Verdict. With YouTube views in the millions and a devoted Louisiana fanbase, The Verdict looks to expand Mista Cain’s fanbase from regional to national.
Today, Mista Cain shares “Made It Out,” the project’s first video. A contemplative and grateful trap hymn, “Made It Out” finds the rapper reflecting on his experience in prison and the choices he made to land him there. Premiered by Mass Appeal, the video for “Made It Out” is a slice of life video set in the Louisiana backcountry. “Made It Out” shows Mista Cain taking care of business, hanging out on porches with homies, and ruminating in his living room. Produced by Rob Taylor, “Made It Out” follows “Run Dem Bandz,” Mista Cain’s collaboration with Young Dolph.
Explains Mista Cain, “I grew up in a neighborhood where we would get caught in these types of things. The video is based on a true situation – it actually helped me get started with music. I was young when I started, I was 15 – I said I’ma work to put this together. This song explains that, like ‘thank God I made it out.’ If I was still messing with these troubling situations, then I wouldn’t have made it here. Now I’m good, I put my own focus on myself.”
Watch “Made It Out”: https://youtu.be/4pVHNmw5DnI
Check out the Mass Appeal premiere: http://massappeal.com/premiere-mista-cain-made-it-out-video/
Mista Cain Background
Samuel Nichols–aka “MISTA CAIN”–is a Street rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His rap style gives a detailed description of his first hand experiences. Nichols rapped for fun in school and after he dropped out and began hustling in the streets, music became more than a hobby. About the same time, he was spitting & living his hardcore lyrics, he gained the unwanted attention of public officials and a special gang task force. Mista Cain kept rapping to express his perspectives and became determined to dominate the Music Industry. He formed Cain Muzik Mafia and with his team they put out the three-part Cain Muzik mixtape series, and featured on Kevin Gates‘ “Change on Me” in 2013. In that same year, Mista Cain detained with no bond for second-degree murder. After a lengthy trial, was acquitted. In 2015, he left prison and began recording new music, collaborating with Boosie BadAzz on “Big Blue Hundreds” in February of that same year. In 2016, Mista Cain released Cain, a mixtape that reflected on his prison term and trial. Mista Cain and Cain Muzik Mafia have YouTube views in the millions and a loyal fan base that increases daily. With regular collaborations with other artists such as Plies, Starlito, Jadakiss, Yung Dolph and Migos, and his upcoming project The Verdict, Mista Cain will continue to release gritty, real street music for an ever expanding audience.
“Made It Out”: https://youtu.be/4pVHNmw5DnI
“Run Dem Bandz” ft. Young Dolph: https://soundcloud.com/mista-cain-music/run-dem-bandz-ft-young-dolph
“No Shootas” (Remix) ft. Scotty Cain: https://soundcloud.com/mista-cain-music/no-shootas-remix-feat-scotty-cain
“My Youngin”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFAsYF3fbcE
“Boss Man Shyt”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWkl-CHKyiY
Kevin Gates ft. Mista Cain – “Change On Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chUmypzRv2A