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30 Minutes – Aziz & C Dot Castro

September 9, 2015

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.

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Don’t Over Think – C Dot Castro (Mixtape)

January 24, 2015


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.

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24 – QuESt, Castro, Jon Bellion, & Logic (Freestyle)

January 28, 2014


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Download 24 - QueST, Castro, Jon Bellion & Logic

VMG is probably the most promising record label out there right now, and in celebration of Young Sinatra’s 24th birthday he brought his crew in for a freestyle sesssion. With 6ix on the beat and these four MC’s on the mic, they already had a recipe for success. The newest addition QuESt kicks things off, delivering back to back praise worthy lyrics faster than you can comprehend them, going out on “VMG, only competition we see is TDE”  (TDE = Top Dog Entertainment, Kendrick/Ab Soul’s label). Castro and Jon Bellion hop on the oriental beat next, slowing the pace a bit but still providing off-the-dome-gold before handing it off to the birthday boy. He was clearly feelin the vibe of this track, as he brings things home and drops some info about his debut album (dropping this year) and a soon to be announced tour (also this year). If you want the low down on what everyone’s favorite white rapper is doing in LA, check out the latest installment of Just Another Day, you might catch a sneak peak of the new album on there too.