Atlanta, GA based artist Joseph Seriale Smith, aka Coca-Kazi, was born in Little Rock, AR and was raised in Camden, AR. With a mother from Louisiana and a considerably large amount of family living in Texas, Coca spent most of his childhood frequenting these places making his lingo, accent, and mindframe different than most of the kids he grew up with. At the age of nine (9), he wrote his first rap after moving to The Trackside Neighborhood located on the Eastside of Camden. There he met the future members of his rap group, K.O.D.
After purchasing a basic studio set up at the age of fifteen (15), Kazi recorded a demo with K.O.D. His older brother heard the project and decided to invest in K.O.D. by purchasing them studio time at one of the only professional studios in Southern Arkansas. T