Project: CMDWN – ATLANADA 2
The Duo of Ca$tro Guapo and FIJI Recruit Chief Keef, Key!, Lil Wop, Nessly, Killy, Pressa, and More For Their New Project, As They Ball Out With Keef in the HYPEBEAST-Premiered “Roxanne” Video
Critical Praise for CMDWN:
“The Toronto-based group of Fiji and Ca$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
Combining the gauzy and melodic music of Toronto with the aggressive ATL trap sound, CMDWN Collective are masters of late-night vibes. Embracing the diversity and cultural exchange that makes their collaboration possible, ATLANADA 2, the new album from the duo comprised of Ca$tro Guapo and FIJI, is a stylish synthesis of CMDWN’s appeal, providing a soundtrack for the turn-up or the waning hours of a night out. Hosting previously-released tracks like the skeletal “Strong,” and the popular Nessly collab “Die In Supreme,” which has over 2 million streams, the project finds Atlanta rapper Ca$tro Guapo and Toronto singer FIJI blending styles from their respective hometowns into a fresh new cocktail. Featuring additional appearances from Chief Keef, Key!, Nessly, Killy, Pressa, and Lil Berete, and production from WondaGurl, 1k, VillaBeatz, Dnny Phntm, and more, ATLANADA 2 arrives via eOne Music Worldwide.
“Atlanada 2 has been a long time coming,” explain CMDWN. “It’s a combination of two sounds that are dominating hip hop right now. The production and features were all picked to fit that sound. For CMDWN this is only the beginning.”
Riding high off the release of the album, CMDWN’s Ca$tro Guapo roosts in his ‘Rari with Chief Keef in “Roxanne,” CMDWN’s latest music video. Premiered by HYPEBEAST, the video finds Ca$tro, FIJI, and Keef counting cash, packing bowls, and riding around Los Angeles, painting a picture of the Collective’s late night lifestyle. A sinister and entrancing highlight from ATLANADA 2, “Roxanne” gained traction with the duo’s fans and premiered on L.A.’s Power 106 radio station last week.
In the past year, the duo struck gold with collaborations, recently sharing the Noisey-premiered “Hit & Run,” which features an appearance from Lil Wop,, and teaming with Lil Yachty for the party jam “The Way She Move.” While their fanbase pushes CMDWN profile to meteoric proportions, they have also received significant praise from their industry peers, receiving Instagram likes and DMs from Drake, winning a major fan in Lil Yachty, who has a CMDWN tattoo, and opening in recent months for the likes of 2 Chainz, Playboi Carti and Tory Lanez. Praised by Highsnobiety, PAPER Mag, Toronto NOW, and Noisey, among others, CMDWN Collective are an excellent bet to break out stateside on the strength of ATLANADA 2.
Buy/Stream ATLANADA 2: http://smarturl.it/atlanada2
Watch “Roxanne” ft. Chief Keef: https://youtu.be/uuz_gJyWc60
Check out the HYPEBEAST premiere: https://hypebeast.com/2018/8/cmdwn-chief-keef-new-roxanne-track
ATLANADA 2 tracklist:
2. Roxanne ft. Chief Keef
4. WTF Is That ft. Key!
5. Miss Me
6. Pockets Full
7. Hit & Run ft. Lil Wop
8. Icey ft. Killy
9. Die In Supreme ft. Nessly
10. Paul Walker
11. Diamond Test ft. Pressa
12. Bool ft. Lil Berete
13. Lucky Charms
14. Gang Universe
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.
ATLANADA 2: http://smarturl.it/atlanada2
“Roxanne” ft. Chief Keef: https://open.spotify.com/track/7k2gugJmEG4HyYvQeKg11e
“Hit & Run” ft. Lil Wop: http://smarturl.it/CMDWN-hitandrun
“Sidebag” ft. Boogz: http://smarturl.it/sidebag || https://soundcloud.com/cmdwncollective/sidebag-cmdwn-ft-booggz
“Die In Supreme” ft. Nessly: https://soundcloud.com/cmdwncollective/dieinsupreme // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyPTAbrqBJg
Castro vs. FIJI EP: https://soundcloud.com/cmdwncollective/sets/cvf