Up-and-coming New Jersey hip-hop artist, Castillano, has finally released his first project – Castaway.
As someone who grew up with the diverse nature of hip-hop music, Castillano has been inspired and influenced by a range of artists – the melody of Akon, the poetry of Pac and the rawness of DMX – and it is these very same influences that showcase themselves in Castaway.
Artist Background: The names Castillano and I’m a new up-coming artist out of New Jersey! I would like to think of myself as an artist that brings something new and different to the table, that most listeners can vibe with; I can only hope the music speaks for itself.
I started doing music about two years ago once I got fired from my job at a company I was working with for 3 years. Once I was let go I started getting into some unfortunate trouble with the law and was forced to stop smoking for about six months, and within that time period my homie Jaime, a rapper started to bring his studio over to my house. Almost every night we had a bottle and good vibes which turned into me becoming an artist and him my mentor.
All I can say is that I’ve learned more about myself in these past years than I have in the previous twenty of my life. I wouldn’t change anything about my past if I could because it’s made me into somebody I’m happy to be. I’ve worked hard and had a blast doing so and can only look forward to doing it more in the future. I can only hope to succeed in chasing this dream of becoming an artist that everybody and anybody can listen to.