What makes your music different from any other up-and-coming music artist?
I am authentic. I speak what I live and still living, and I am creative
with my wordplay and cadences
What does music mean to you?
Right now music means everything to me I gave up everything to keep my freedom and make this music thing work
How would you define your city’s style of music?
My city’s style is street cause that is what Chicago is. If someone is from Chicago, they are most likely in a gang and from the hood. The streets run Chicago
When did you realize you wanted to become a music artist?
I realized I wanted to do music while I was sitting in a cell on a year-year jail bit. It was there I knew I had the talent to really make
something out of it
How did you pick your name?
I got my name while I was locked up. I was watching TV and saw Fidel
Castro and I thought he was like a gangsta. I’m a gangsta, so it’s only right to use the name, but I dropped Fidel and just went with Castro.
Where do you get your passion for music?
I got inspired about music by being freed from jail and also by my bro “King L.” I knew I did not want to go back to jail, and I saw him winning at this music thing, so I said to myself, “this my new hustle. This is what’s going to save my life.”
What was the first song you recorded?
First song I recorded was a freestyle over a Lil Wayne beat I had written to while in jail. I was thirsty to hear myself recorded but after I had heard myself, I hated how I sounded. Lol.
Describe the general process of writing a song and recording it?
When I’m writing a song, the hardest thing for me are hooks because you
want to make a song that people are going to feel the verses are easy I
murder those with no problem
What are some of your accomplishments as a music artist?
Well, I’ve done music for a year, and I’m already an official performer at SXSW and I have a big and still growing buzz in my city. I’ve been
offered a deal already and performed in many cities at major events
What advice do you have for aspiring music artist?
If you plan on coming into the music game, work hard nonstop. Force your music on those who ignore your voice. Make it where they can’t deny you. Also, be good at music.
What do you like best about being a music artist?
I love the competitiveness of music… Me being the underdog motivates me. Being slept-on extra motivates me!
How would you define the style your music exemplifies?
My music is raw energy; real life experiences and true drill music.
What is the most difficult aspect of running your label?
The thing about running a label is dealing with people and their pride. Also, having to tell them the truth and your truth potentially hurting their pride; that causes conflict, but it’s what you have to do to keep your label successful.
What music trends do you see being big for 2014?
I see “Bop” music being a big trend for 2014.
What would you say to anyone who consider being in the music business?
If you want to be in the music business understand there are a lot of losses in the beginning. Don’t give up and don’t focus on your city cause they are the last to believe in you. Focus nationally, not locally!
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Five years from now I’ll be a platinum selling artist, on my way to becoming a mogul.
What is your dream as a music artist?
To become one of the best to do it and to become wealthy doing
something I enjoy.
What do you think it will take for you to accomplish your goals and reach your dreams?
Hard work, hard work and more hard work!