Casper The Ghost | Live at Smiling Buddha
The ability to rise above hardships and triumph against all odds requires a significant amount of determination. But Canadian rapper Marcus Morris a.k.a Casper the Ghost did more than just that. He took his negative experiences and used them to create something positive. Casper’s music is authentic and honest, telling a story that is based on his own life. A passionate and driven MC, Casper has been through alot and he uses it like ammo in his lyrics. Motivated to make it, Casper won’t be giving up anytime soon.
Born in Toronto and raised in Nova Scotia, Casper’s childhood was far from easy. At 12 he started living in foster homes after his mother passed away. Two years later he moved in with an aunt and uncle in London, Ontario, but was kicked out at 16 when his life spun out of control. He struggled through poverty, homelessness, drug addiction, violence, and more. It was around this time that Casper started making and recording music. He persevered through it all and was able to get his life back on track. In 2010 Casper became a father to his now two-year old daughter Marlee, a blessing that brought positivity to his life and motivation to progress in his music career. He formed the record label and band Treetop Entertainment with rappers TT LO and Kehmak, producer and drummer Culture, R&B singer Bronson, and bass player Keiren.
In 2010 Casper released the 22-track Marcus Morris Mixtape Vol.2, a passionate piece of work that he poured his blood, sweat and tears into. He considers “Gary Morris” the most significant track on the mixtape, a song about the father he hasn’t seen since he was six years old. Casper released two more Marcus Morris Mixtapes in the following two years, which have all been featured on The Come Up Show and Hip Hop Canada. Other significant accomplishments include winning Toronto’s first edition of Rhyme Calisthenics, a U.S-based freestyle competition that made its debut in Toronto recently, and on the States side has seen rappers like Mac Miller competing. Casper also won the Ontario Freestyle Competition and took home the Hip Hop Artist of the Year award at the 2012 London Music Awards, which he had been nominated for every year since 2009.
Casper has a captivating stage presence, having performed over 100 shows all across the GTA, including opening for artists Big Sean, Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch, Classified, Belly, Kardinal Offishall, Shaun Boothe, Killah Priest, Choclair, and Shad K. Casper has more stage time under his belt than most unsigned artists and brings all his energy and passion to the stage, always giving a solid performance whether it’s an audience of hundreds or just a small crowd.
Casper aims to send a positive message through his music, to motivate and inspire people who are caught up in a struggle. He is ready to gain recognition as a hardworking and driven artist and bring his career to the next level. Set to release his fourth mixtape, the Marcus Morris Mixtape 4, there is no doubt that Casper will continue to rise to new levels.