Mississippi Valley State University, Fall 1999 - The doors to the auditorium opened slowly. Three young men pass through the open doors walking in strides of humility. There is no pomp or circumstance. There is no yelling or hype only quiet smiles and handshakes. One of them had just won a talent show. The goal wasn't to win but to establish a following, an opportunity and a future in which his creativity could be raised like a precious talented child. This was the night Casba Entertainment, LP was born.
"There are corporations built on inventions. There are albums written out of the tears of survival. There are political careers started from the dust of poverty. There are people living in the dreams of success and nightmares of failure. I haven't tried my best, or worked my hardest at anything other than fatherhood and creativity."
Nelson B Smith II