“Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind”
Kasey Hicks, professionally recognized as KoolKase is a native of the historical Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood located in the East Side section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kasey, always found peace and solace in writing, music and fashion. Her joy in working with at-risk youth and adults labeled "lost" by society due to their environmental upbringing, or those who were afraid to be true to themselves in fear of judgement is in the forefront of her mission; giving them the hope of knowing they can achieve their dreams and stay true to whom they are.
KoolKase attributes her ability to escape the trap of her gang related and drug infested environment to staying focused and being involved in positive extracurricular activities. This positive, zen mentality spawned her passion for not only musical involvement, but also staying true to oneself and chasing dreams. Which led to the evolving of her progressively successful management company in 2009, KoolKase Management and Productions, best known as KKMNP.
Building on her desire to help people rather they be musicians, models, entertainers, or entrepreneurs to reach their dreams in a manner that the masses can relate to; by way of entertainment.
KoolKase is also the owner of Mind Over Matter Clothing, a brand that features both men and women attire. It's an urban line with a classy but edgy style. The mission of the line reflects her mentality and way of life, in staying true to whom you are and being yourself unapologetically. Abiding by the famous Dr. Seuss quote "Those That Mind Don't Matter and Those That Matter Don't Mind", she wants everyone wearing the clothing to feel they can be free and true to themselves without any regard of the opinions of others.
Being a published author is also an accolade that KoolKase holds. Releasing a self gratitude journal titled, #IJournal: Inside Thoughts.
With an active mission of helping shape the future of entertainment one beat at a time with KKMNP, helping individuals be true themselves and expressing themselves through style, or helping those who may be going through things get back intuned with themselves; KoolKase is well on her way to reaching her goals and being a catalyst for the dreams of many
Dion Dupree is the owner operator of Grind Mode Management LLC. Grind Mode is a entertainment business management collective company focused on the creative process of exposing our clients to their respective consumers. Dion is also the owner/operator of Grind Mode Music Worldwide, which is a groundbreaking digital distribution, music marketing, placement and promotion resource center for Independent Artists. He recently launched Grind Mode Worldwide Radio, which is a web based radio station that utilizes the power of live streaming on outlets such as YouTube and Instagram to cover topics and events in the community.Dion also recently acquired his own television network under Xperienc on Demand. Ur Vizion TV that is broadcasted in over 250 million homes through their partnership with Samsung, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Firestick. Dion launched Ur Vision Television Network in January of 2019 and utilizes his personal relationships with music executives, publicist, booking agents and music industry professionals to provide the highest quality of service for recording artists of all genres.