El Mundo Por Mis Ojos
V.I.C. aka CAZIKE, native of the Dominican Republic, is an emcee / actor with a special seasoning in Spanish Hip Hop. As soon as he arrived in the United States at the age of thirteen, his love for rap music was born. Victor's talent for writing and performing began to unfold at an early age in front of friends, family, and strangers. Soon after his arrival, V.I.C. / CAZIKE was enrolled in a strong arts encouraged high school. He was quickly revered for his rhyming skills throughout his various ciphers amongst peers and his fellow student body. CAZIKE started to perform at various shows around his school and became the highly coveted emcee to look out for. CAZIKE was initially reluctant to perform because he had immersed himself in the style of rapping in Spanish. He was concerned about the audience response, but he succumbed to his passion for music and overcame his doubt. Soon every emcee wanted to battle V.I.C. / CAZIKE. He inspired other emcees to rhyme in Spanish and follow his lead. Spanish rap started to explode at his school and even those emcees, which he inspired, were now enticed into challenging him. He was complimented as being the emcee that continuously raised the bar. In more recent years, V.I.C. / CAZIKE has showcased as an emcee throughout the New York Hip Hop arena, and has been championed as one of the best up and coming rappers on the scene. CAZIKE received great acclaim for his skill in Spanish, when he placed third in a huge New York Showcase. He has recorded with other artists and rappers in English and Spanish, and has collaborated with numerous other producers. His debut album, ' El Mundo Por Mis Ojos' is a look at the world thru his eye's. His craft for performance has not only been shaped in the Hip Hop arena, but has been augmented by his acting career. CAZIKE has appeared in many stage plays, acting companies, and performance troops. His work as an emcee/actor has taken him around the world performing at numerous locations in London, Chicago, New York and many other places. He has performed at the United Nations, Center Stage-NY, American Theatre of Harlem, and various venues throughout the New York City area. Cazike is slated to act in his first movie, which will begin filming at the end of next year. To enrich his artistry as a performer, V.I.C. / CAZIKE draws from a wealth of triumphs and tribulations experienced while growing up in the Big Apple. He imparts and shares honesty in his music that people can relate too. From being confronted with gangs and fast living in his youth, to grappling with the Marine Corps and touring in Kosovo, Africa, and Iraq in his adult life, CAZIKE uses his turmoil to propel his music forward. With the potential to shake up the Spanish Hip Hop market, and make a powerful and lasting impression on the music scene, 2008 promises to be a great year for V.I.C. / CAZIKE.