CMDWN with Guests
There’s no denying that Canada’s hip-hop scene is an enigma that has left many in the community attempting to fully grasp all of the avenues of talent that are alive within it. Among the pockets of talented crews and artists is the CMDWN Collective, comprised of Fiji (the hook god) and Ca$tro Guapo. If you’re down with the Canadian scene you may have heard of them following the release of their hit track “Wrist.” Noisey quickly picked up on their high-fashion trap-inspired beats and their identifiable aesthetic which has strongly reflected the changing culture of Toronto’s scene. It wasn’t long before they had the rest of Canada buzzing as well.
While many are still attempting to accurately define their sound, the duo’s debut project Atlanada (released this last April) laid it out clearly so there was little room to misinterpret the quality of the movement they were producing. They came onto the scene with a strong sound that Toronto latched onto quickly, and their uncanny creative intuition have deemed them the title of influencers and culture cultivators more than anything else. Following the release of their new single “Actions” yesterday, we caught up with the duo to talk about the tricky landscape of the Toronto rap scene, as well as their own interpretation of the music they make. – Hip Hop Canada