Get acquainted with C Dot Castro, a dope emcee straight out of Gaithersburg, Maryland and his newest record "One Too" featuring Earlly Mac. Produced by frequent collaborator Jae Faive, Castro aims for a head bopping track on this one, in addition to the bar fest that the two have no problem throwing down. C Dot Castro has been in the game for quite some time and is one of the founding members of The RattPack, consisting of his long time friends Big Lenbo, and Logic. Logic is also an emcee from Gaithersburg signed to Def Jam Records, as well as being part of Visionary Music Group, who is fresh off his debut album release Under Pressure. Castro has been releasing solo cuts of tracks for years before dropping his long awaited debut mixtape "DOT" (Don't Over Think) about 4 months ago, which enjoyed much success, especially for a debut. The track starts out with some of the digitally inspired production that starts the head bopping before Castro seamlessly slides in and brings the track to a whole new level. Castro really brings the heat on this one, starting off his verse with pure bars and doesn't let up until the track hits the end. His signature sound at this point would be his non-stop lyrical bars, unstoppable flow, and ability to hit the machine gun style rap without fail in which he exhibits all three and one point or another during the impressive track. Next up is Earlly Mac, his style compliments the feel of the song really well, and is seemingly the perfect fit for the feature. His bars shouldn't be ignored either, as he brings some more fire to an already hot song. In terms of the production, Jae Faive brings it nicely, creating a beat that doesn't take too much focus away from the artists, while still incorporating some appreciated elements, such as glitchy samples, that come together to complete the package. Castro has been jumping on a bunch of tracks lately, most recently on the song "Call of Duty" with Arizona based rapper Futuristic just two weeks ago. Since C Dot Castro's debut mixtape "DOT", you can bet he's been writing and recording for his next full release which will drop at some point in the future. Personally, I'm a big fan of C Dot Castro, and think he can do quite a bit for the rap game, he offers a refreshing take on what he releases and is easily differentiated from the rest based on his talent, flow, lyrical prowess, and confidence. Keep it up Castro, because we can't wait to hear what you come out with next.
[Review] Union Events presents Logic and the Welcome to Forever Tour @ The Virgin Mobile Mod Club (Toronto)
On Wednesday June 26th 2013 XXL Freshman and Visionary Music Group’s own Logic came to Toronto with fellow VMG comrade Skizzy Mars and special guest Quest for the final stop of his Welcome to Forever Tour and definitely showed that he saved the best for last. The buzz both inside and outside the MOD Club was huge as fans; both old and new, anticipated seeing Logic knowing that this was probably his last stop in Toronto before his status truly went into the stratosphere. At the very front of the stage were fans who had seen him at the same venue last year when he was even more unknown and in speaking with them you could tell that they were not only proud of but also felt connected to the artist’s grind to make it to the position he’s now in. Check the link for the full performance review.