We went out and visited C Dot Castro at his crib in Los Angeles to talk about his recent success, future release TGE, and headlining his first show. Be sure to follow him on soundcloud and twitter to show some support.
Free Download | 30 Minutes - Aziz & C Dot Castro
If you’re like me, time is the most valuable thing you have. Aziz is no stranger to UniversityHype, but it’s been a few months since we’ve gotten some new music from him to share with y’all. 30 Minutes is a fast-paced grind anthem; both Aziz and Castro spit their verses like they’re short on time as their seamless flows try to keep up with the high BPM instrumental. Although it might take a couple of listens for you to catch the lyrics, the general direction of the track is maintaining focus and pushing aside anybody who tries to slow you down. This is the kind of track that you play while you’re flying down the highway, the kind of song that keeps your mind on the money. Cop the free download and show Aziz and C Dot Castro some love on soundcloud.
Free Download | One Too - C Dot Castro & Earlly Mac
Castro dropped an amazing project back in January, and despite the success he’s been vibing off of from Don’t Over Think it sounds like he’s been working on some material to heat up the summer. One Too is nothing like the sound he had on his mixtape, it’s an anthem with a dirty beat and dirtier lyrics. The VMG rapper is out of his comfort zone on this one, but it sure doesn’t sound like it. Castro flexes his proficiency in rapping and lays down a few verses about girls, drugs, drinking, and stunting on the shit-talkers. Cop the free download, show Castro some love via twitter, and expect to hear more heat from him in the near future.
Free Download | Don’t Over Think – C Dot Castro (Mixtape)
Despite the title, this project from Ratt Pack’s C Dot Castro is so contemplative and lyrically profound that it’s impossible not to cogitate while it’s playing. Although his name might not be familiar to you yet, Castro is an artist you should start keeping tabs on. Logic, his label-mate, has been the most prominent and notable artist from the independent Ratt Pack crew, but C Dot Castro has been taking the lime light lately in preparation for this release. His perspicacious lyrics, fine-tuned delivery, and consistent in-house production makes the tape a coherent 15-track record. His versatility is phenomenal; every song is a window into Castro’s come-up, but the way he paints each picture is notably different. For such a long tape, I was surprised not to see very many features, but once you take a listen you’ll understand how intimate this project is and why he went about it the way he did. The vibe is mostly down-tempo hip-hop beats with ambient undertones, but the lyricism tells a slew of different stories. Some of my favorite tracks were Realest Song I Ever Wrote, Fuck About You, Revenge, and Let It Go ft. Brooke Aulani, but you should peep the tape for yourself and see what speaks to you. Enjoy, and be sure to throw Castro a follow on twitter and soundcloud if you like what you hear.