Single: CMDWN – “Roxanne” ft. Chief Keef

The Canada/Atlanta Trendsetters Team with a Cult Hero for the Latest Jam Off the Upcoming Atlanada 2

07.25.2018

Critical Praise for CMDWN:

“The Toronto-based group of Fiji and Ca$tro Guapo is gearing up for their new project Atlanada 2, which, if it’s anything like its 2016 predecessor, will make for some great music to blare out of car stereos whether driving down Queen Street or through hazy Atlanta summer’s day.” – Noisey

“You best believe CMDWN are coming up…If you’ve always dreamed of a NAV-cum-Lil Uzi Vert-cum-SAFE vision, CMDWN are here to satisfy all your needs. The sound of the Toronto dream duo, comprised of rapper Castro Guapo and vocalist Fiji, bridges almost every genre. On each track expect a melting pot of hip hop, and pop/RnB with a sprinkle of synth-y electronic — every one a surefire banger in its own right. It’s an exciting amalgam coming from an exciting place at a truly exciting time for hip hop, and believe me CMDWN is a group it’s time to get excited about. ” – PAPER

“CMDWN feel like perfect avatars of Toronto’s fashion-obsessed nightlife culture: their music is rowdy and packed with references to brands like Ksubi and Alexander McQueen. Their songs avoid pathos and navel-gazing, instead offering something close to the platonic ideal of late-night hedonism in the city.” – NOW Toronto

The Song:

Pioneering an addictive, cross-regional approach to late night rap music, Toronto duo CMDWN Collective is the next act from the Great White North to conquer America. Teaming up with Chicago innovator Chief Keef, CMDWN sahres the sinister and entrancing “Roxanne,” their latest single. Trading verses atop a haunting, bass-heavy, and harpsichord-laden instrumental courtesy of Dnny Phntm, Chief Keef and CMDWN’s Ca$tro Guapo boast about their cash and cars and swap vicious punchlines about their womanizing ways. “Roxanne” is the latest single from the upcoming Atlanada 2the duo’s upcoming album. “Roxanne” follows the skeletal “Strong,” released in June, and the syncopated, spritely, and NOISEY-premiered Hit & Run,” which features an appearance from Lil Wop.

Combining the gauzy R&B stylings of Toronto with the attitude and sonics of Atlanta’s trap scene, Atlanada 2 is a stylish synthesis of CMDWN’s appeal, providing a soundtrack for the turn-up or the waning hours of a night out. The upcoming project finds Atlanta rapper Ca$tro Guapo and Toronto singer FIJI blending styles from their respective hometowns into a fresh new cocktail. Click here to watch an ominous trailer for Atlanada 2, distributed by eOne Canada, featuring appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Wop, Key!, Nessly, Killy, Pressa, and Lil Berete, and production from WondaGurl, 1k, VillaBeatz, Dnny Phntm, and more.

Formed in 2014 after a store-closing party in Toronto, CMDWN makes music for the club and the delirious hours after the drugs wear off. Comprised of singer FIJI and rapper Ca$tro Guapo, CMDWN made inroads in the Canadian rap scene with their memorable melodies and southern rap influences. Last year, CMDWN released Castro vs. FIJI EP, which emphasized the different, yet complementary styles of the collective’s two artists. In the past year, the duo struck gold with collaborations, earning a guest spot from Nessly on their single Die In Supreme,” and teaming with Lil Yachty for the party jam The Way She Move.” Praised by HighsnobietyPAPER MagToronto NOW, and Noisey, among others, CMDWN Collective are an excellent bet to break out stateside. Look out for much more music from the crew in 2018.

Listen to “Roxanne” ft. Chief Keef: https://open.spotify.com/track/7k2gugJmEG4HyYvQeKg11e

Watch the trailer for Atlanada 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIGaeUL-GZI

Please contact Michelle or Scott for more info.

CMDWN Background:

The CMDWN Collective was founded by rapper Ca$tro Guapo & vocalist FIJI. They’re joined by producer and creative director Teo Nio. Recognized as an emerging industry force to be reckoned with, they are part of a new collaborative group of acts and producers that are blending their talent for music, design, and production into an immersive brand experience. Ca$tro Guapo has been changing Toronto’s hip-hop sound since moving to Canada in 2010. With his inimitable flow, Ca$tro marries elements of his Atlanta roots with Toronto hip-hop flair to create something that is truly original. Fijiis a perfect example of the vibrant and raw hip-hop coming out of the Canadian scene. With memorable smile-inducing punch lines and catchy hooks, Fiji’s unmistakable brand of Toronto vocalized rap fits perfectly into The CMDWN Collective. After establishing a reputation for delivering buzzworthy singles and engaging performances, CMDWN are on deck to be Canada’s next major international hip-hop stars.


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“Roxanne” ft. Chief Keef: https://open.spotify.com/track/7k2gugJmEG4HyYvQeKg11e

“Hit & Run” ft. Lil Wop: http://smarturl.it/CMDWN-hitandrun

Watch the trailer for Atlanada 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIGaeUL-GZI

“Strong”: https://open.spotify.com/track/17ci7XDdbUwR609MXg3wdJ?si=AuyRWoLQSKOv4JckHxThlg

“Sidebag” ft. Boogz: http://smarturl.it/sidebag || https://soundcloud.com/cmdwncollective/sidebag-cmdwn-ft-booggz

“Wrist”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMyyLplzGmU

“Die In Supreme” ft. Nessly: https://soundcloud.com/cmdwncollective/dieinsupreme // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyPTAbrqBJg

“The Way She Move” ft. Lil Yachty: https://soundcloud.com/cmdwncollective/fijiyachty // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agg63z3r1rs

Castro vs. FIJI EP: https://soundcloud.com/cmdwncollective/sets/cvf