The CMDWN Collective was founded by rapper Ca$tro Guapo and vocalist Fiji. They’re joined by producer and creative director Teo Nio. Together they are part of a new collaborative group of acts and producers that are blending their talent for music, design, and production into an immersive brand experience.
Ca$tro Guapo has been changing Toronto’s hip-hop sound since moving to Canada in 2010. With his unreplicable flow, Ca$tro marries elements of his Atlanta roots with Toronto hip-hop flair to create something that is truly original.
Fiji is a perfect example of the vibrant and raw hip-hop coming out of the Canadian scene. With memorable smile-inducing punch lines and catchy hooks, Fiji's unmistakable brand of Toronto vocalized rap fits perfectly into The CMDWN Collective.
Following the release of their debut EP “Atlanada”, Ca$tro & Fiji have received praise from Vice’s Noisey, Complex Magazine, Exclaim!, Hot New Hip Hop, Now Magazine, Pitchfork, and FADER. After establishing a reputation for delivering buzzworthy singles and engaging performances, the CMDWN Collective are on deck to be Canada’s next major international hip-hop stars.