Kenneth Chundie Adam, born on 5th March 2002, is a rapper, singer and songwriter from 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 than Casey Awesome such as Yung Pi$ce$, Lu$ifer, Juda$, Lil Hyde, Jo$eph, Mr. Lonely, Mr. Nobody, Romeo Da Heartbreaker and Lil Cupid as he performs alongside his friends Dope Sick Boy, formerly stylized as LiL FAD, Bolhan Nadir, formerly stylized as Nadir Tiger, and Fadzril Fattah as the hip-hop underground rap group, GHO$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. As the time goes by and the years had passed through, Casey at the age of 16, listened for the first time ever to both XXXTENTACION – Vice City and Lil Peep – Star Shopping on SoundCloud. Feeling inspired and motivated, he’d started rapping with help from his cousin, Nathaniel Bangga, known as Lil $tructo, formerly stylized as KyloNath. They’ve began by writing their lyrics then recorded their vocals and finally mixed and mastered their raps using BandLab, 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 of 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 Old School Hip-Hop like 2Pac, Eminem, Lil Wayne, N.W.A, Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Clan along with New School Hip-Hop like XXXTENTACION, Lil Peep, Juice WRLD, Joji, $UICIDEBOY$ and Shiloh Dynasty & Rock like Nirvana, Queen, The Beatles, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Green Day & etc.
Casey’s lyrics consists about mental illness, failed relationships, drug addictions, suicidal ideation and hatred amongst Christianity but it doesn’t mean that he’s an Atheist or an Anti-Christian/Satanist, it just means that God’s path, plans and ways for Casey doesn’t seem to go as well as Casey had hoped, imagined or even expected.
GHO$TBOY$ are a hip-hop underground rap group from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia that was formed on 22nd June 2020, consists of four members that was founded by group founder and leader; Mohd Fadzirull, known as Dope Sick Boy, formerly stylized as LiL FAD, and group co-founder; Kenneth Adam, known as Casey Awesome, formerly stylized as Ca$ey Awe$ome. It was later joined by Mohammad Nadir, known as Bolhan Nadir, formerly stylized as Nadir Tiger, and Fadzril Fattah.
The boys' discography ranges with various style mixtures of Hip-Hop/Rap from Lo-Fi, Trap, Indie and Alternative R&B to Gangsta Rap, Emo Rap, Alternative Rap and Punk—combining their lyrics with mixtures of English and Bahasa Melayu ( Malay )/Bahasa Sarawak ( Sarawak Malay), working with a blend of heavily-abrasive booming bass, gloomy-ominous atmospherics and drugged-out rhymes with their harsh lyrical content and themes prominently featuring substance abuse and suicidal ideation.
The meaning behind the rap collective, GHO$TBOY$, is about being dead inside that’s reflecting their mental illness, drug addictions, failed relationships and contemplations of suicide. It eventually took on a different meaning as they've started referring themselves as a group of outcasted misfits who've suffered from being abused; mentally, physically and emotionally, being bullied and even being misunderstood. Despite the judgements and criticism of others, they’ll still rise and strive to reach the top of the rap game by making a name for themselves and placing Kuching on the map in the hip-hop scene and the music industry.