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Brooklyn rapper Casanova loves being signed to JAY-Z’s Roc Nation: "I’m like that’s Brooklyn, just like Biggie”

Jarrod AndersonCasanova, who dropped his second album Friday, Behind These Scars, loves being signed to Roc Nation, the company founded by his fellow Brooklyn native, music icon JAY-Z.

“I felt great cause I’m like, that’s Brooklyn, just like Biggie,” Casanova tells ABC Audio. "JAY-Z is like the living Brooklyn, so being signed to him, I was just like, it don’t get no more Brooklyn. It was dope.”

Casanova is repping his borough with his song “So Brooklyn,” featuring another Brooklyn rapper, Fabolous. Numerous artists have responded to his #SoBrooklyn challenge. DMX, Wyclef Jean, Young M.A., Papoose, Memphis Bleek, Freeway and Cassidy have created their own versions using the instrumental track.

In addition to Fabolous, Behind These Scars also features Young Thug, Chris Brown, Jeremih,GunnaGiggs, and KayCyy Pluto. Casanova planned to make it a very dark album, but he says the Roc Nation staff convinced him he needed to add some upbeat songs.

"I just wanted a whole sad album, but they said nah, you gotta put some life in it Cas," he says. "I guess I was talking too much about my pain and my scars so they’re like, 'Let’s switch it up a little.'”

Casanova's performing Sunday at the Rolling Loud New York festival on a bill featuring A$AP Rocky,Lil Uzi Vert, Tyga, Pusha T, Jim Jones, Megan Thee Stallion, Dave East, Kash Doll and many more.  He'll also kick off his Behind These Scars tour December 1 in Cleveland. The tours runs through December 12 in New Haven, CT. Tour stops include Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Oakland.

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