“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.
Hicks boasted honor roll status from Lemington Elementary School, Science and Math program involvement at Westinghouse High School, and her most recent academic achievement; attaining her Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice from Slippery Rock University in 2007.
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 musical involvement and led to the evolving of her progressively successful management company KoolKase Management and Productions.
From childhood forward, KoolKase found peace and solace in music and fashion. Her joy in working with at-risk youth and adults labeled "lost" by society due to their environmental upbringing and giving them the hope of knowing they can achieve their dreams is in the forefront of her mission.
In 2010, KoolKase turned an unfortunate run-in with the law, resulting in two years in a Women’s Federal Penitentiary, into a period of re-evaluation and motivation to follow her dreams.
From adversity, as she had done throughout her life, she rose above the stigma of incarceration and KOOL KASE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIONS arose. Building on her desire to help people especially musical artists, models, and other entertainers to reach their dreams in a manner that the masses can relate to; finding peace by way of entertainment. With an active mission of helping shape the future of entertainment one beat at a time; 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.