Kenneth Chundie Adam ( born on 5th March 2002 ) is a rapper, singer and songwriter in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia—better known by his stage name, Casey Awesome, formerly stylized as Ca$ey Awe$ome.
He has many other nicknames, monikers, aliases, personas and alter-egos other than Casey Awesome ( Yung Pi$ce$, Lu$ifer, Juda$, Lil Hyde, Jo$eph, Mr. Lonely, Romeo Da Heartbreaker and Lil Cupid ) and he performs alongside his friends Dope Sick Boy ( formerly stylized as LiL FAD ), Bolhan Nadir ( formerly stylized as Nadir Tiger ) and Fadzril Fattah as the hip-hop underground rap group, GHO$TBOY$.
Before the formation of the rap collective, GHO$TBOY$, with his friends Dope Sick Boy ( formerly stylized as LiL FAD ), Bolhan Nadir ( formerly stylized as Nadir Tiger ) and Fadzril Fattah, Casey’s interest, passion and love for hip-hop/rap all started at the age of 5 when he listened to the radio to 2Pac – California Love for the first time ever. And as the time goes by and the years has passed through, Casey at the age of 16, listened for the first time to both XXXTENTACION – Vice City and Lil Peep – Star Shopping on SoundCloud, thus feeling inspired and motivated that he started writing and rapping with the help of his cousin Nathaniel Bangga, known as Lil $tructo ( formerly stylized as KyloNath ). They’ve started writing their lyrics, recording their vocals, mixing and mastering their raps by using BandLab and even publishing their first two raps singles on SoundCloud titled “ Error404 ” with their friend Shaun Queenton, known as $ Trick, and “ GRINGO ” with their friend Mark Ryan, known as Lil Mazey.
Unfortunately, Casey and his cousin, Nathaniel Bangga, have parted ways on 3rd March 2019; both musically and in reality, due to friendship problems and trust issues but as of 18th August 2019, both parties have reached a truce to each other and has become friends again.
Casey’s artistic influences was inspired from artist from all genre as he had grown up through it all, starting from Classics such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and Whitney Houston & Pop such as Justin Bieber, One Direction, Arianna Grande, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and Adele, to Hip-Hop like 2Pac, Eminem, Lil Wayne, N.W.A, Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Clan & Rock like Nirvana, Queen, The Beatles, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Green Day and etc.
Casey’s lyrics consists about drug addictions, suicidal acts and thoughts, failed relationships, mental illness ( depression and anxiety ) and hatred amongst Christianity but it doesn’t mean that he’s an Atheist or he’s an Anti-Christian, it just means that God’s path, plans and ways for Casey doesn’t seem to go as well as Casey had imagined or even expected.