Evelyn Reid: You were fantastic up there! But was what that about a New Year's resolution?
Kanan Kasuya: I wanted to overcome stage fright. And I just did!!! I loved singing music, and I always sing in karaoke [bars] but to go up on stage like this is totally different.
Evelyn Reid: So this is your first time doing Hip Hop Karaoke?
Kanan Kasuya: No, it's my second.
Evelyn Reid: Your second? What happened the first time?
Kanan Kasuya: The first time I sang Nas, Memory Lane. But I froze! I basically went up there and by the third verse, I forgot the lyrics. And I panicked. Thank GOD for this one guy in the front. He knew the lyrics, and he basically started rapping for me, and then I remembered where I was in the song. So this time, [going up there] was about overcoming that blank out, that stage fright, and just doing it! And I'm really surprised by the crowd, how supportive they are and how they said I had a strong presence. This is amazing.