Video: Mista Cain – “Strangers” ft. Starlito (Prod. by Mouse On Tha Track)

XXL Premieres the Action-Packed Video From the Respected Artist, Whom XXL Calls “One of the Best Up and Coming Rappers” in Louisiana


Critical Praise for Mista Cain

“A Godfather-type figure in Baton Rouge”Passion Of The Weiss

“Mista Cain is one of the best up and coming rappers in the hotbed of rap talent that is Baton Rouge right now” – XXL

The Video:

Respected as a Godfather-like figure in the streets of Baton Rouge, Mista Cain specializes in honest, slick, Southern-fried rap music. Locking into the snare drums with a metronomic flow, Mista Cain explains on Strangers why he doesn’t need new friends: “Every mornin’ I’m up early homie, every hour count/I do this for all my patnas selling every powdered ounce/in prison in the system where it’s easy to get lost/n*gga fuck your dead homie if you see me first, get off.” Joined for an excellent first verse and a shared hook from Nashville Step Brother Starlito, Mista Cain explains that he rap game is a hustle–a vehicle to make a good living rather than a one-way ticket to fame. Premiered by XXL, the “Strangers” video depicts a robbery gone wrong, as Cain and Lito mob in a warehouse with large automatic weapons. With an excellent, minimalist instrumental from New Orleans rapper/producer Mouse On Tha Track that evokes the iconic beat from Young Dro’s “Shoulder Lean,” “Strangers” is a highlight from Tha Verdict, Mista Cain’s recent album that chronicles his arrest, trial, and acquittal for homicide.

Debuted via XXL in March, The Verdict, Mista Cain’s official studio debut, is a heartfelt collection of street tales, marked by honest observations, memorable banalities, and frank details about life in Baton Rouge. Featuring appearances from Boosie Badazz, Young Dolph, Starlito, Trouble,  and Chrizz Michaels, Tha Verdict is packed with quality production from the likes of Mouse On The Track, Jon Boii, June James (Key to the Streets), and others.Legal troubles nearly derailed his promising career when he served two years in jail awaiting trial on a murder charge, a charge for which he was acquitted in late 2015. The rapper reignited his career in a major way in late 2016 and early 2017, sharing  Run Dem Banz,” Mista Cain’s collaboration with Young Dolph and premiering the slice-of-life video for “Made It Outvia Mass Appeal. Earlier this month, Mista Cain shared the video for album highlight “Remember When,” premiered by VIBE, which features Mista Cain and Boosie Badazz flashing back to their childhoods. Cain offered a detailed glimpse into his post-prison life earlier this year when he released The Godfather Documentary, which is available to watch on YouTube. Tha Verdict is currently available for purchase.

Watch “Strangers” ft. Starlito:

Check out the XXL premiere:

Listen to Tha Verdict:

Buy Tha Verdict on iTunes:

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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, Young Dolph and Migos, and his most recent project Tha Verdict, Mista Cain will continue to release gritty, real street music for an ever expanding audience.

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“Strangers” ft. Starlito:

“Remember When” ft. Boosie Badazz:

Tha Verdict //

“Making Love” ft. Chrizz Michaels:

The Godfather Documentary:

“Made It Out”:

“Run Dem Bandz” ft. Young Dolph:

“No Shootas” (Remix) ft. Scotty Cain:

“My Youngin”:

Kevin Gates ft. Mista Cain – “Change On Me”:

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