This week’s Key Studio Session brought local MC Curly Castro into the studio. The exceptionally expansive session of six tracks and six banter breaks bridges the duality of modern day hip hop: Castro has the rare ability to be both hype man and activist, alternating between the two. He was joined by fellow Philly producer Zilla Rocca, who Castro worked with on last year’s Wu Tang Pulp tribute project. Stream and download “West Indian Rum” below and check out the full session here.
Following his debut single “Away,” new Philly rapper JustXSudan has shared another new track called “A Couple Wishes.” Where “Away” served to introduce himself to his new audience, “A Couple Wishes” takes JustXSudan’s listeners into the reality of his everyday environment. Stream and download the song below and keep an ear out for Sudan’s debut record.