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Juan G - Castro The Destroyer Tribute Mix Presented By Digging4gold

I wanted to share a small tribute mix to Ghana’s fallen hiplife soldier - Castro the Destroyer - who reportedly drown on July 6th while on a boat trip in the Volta Region.

Unlike some of his other contemporaries, Castro managed to remain consistent throughout his 11+ year career, often straddling between hiplife, Azonto, and hip hop all while producing hit after hit.

Even as Ghana’s musical trends changed, his love for Ghana’s heritage remained part of his repretoire, and is evident in his early songs like “Toffee,” and “Sradenam.” His unmistakable falsetto voice was reminiscent of his highlife forefathers, and added an endearing and long-lasting quality to his music.

In 2009, while I was living in Accra, Castro had his breakout hit - “African Girls” - featuring the recently denied blackstar footballer, Asamoah Gyah. The song not became the soundtrack to Ghana’s summer, but it reached audiences far outside of its borders - ushering in attention on the rising Ghanaian hiplife scene the was evolving into Azonto.

This mix is not comprehensive by any means, but rather a small collection of some of my favorite songs by - and featuring - Castro. I hope you enjoy as we send our love to this mighty musical talent. Rest in Power, champion.

Track List:
Dome Na Mendowo
Ohemaa - Wutah Kobby (feat. Castro)
Olofofo (feat. Godwin Dash)
Toffee
Sradenam
African girls (feat Asamoah Gyan)
Meko Me Shody - Batman aka Samini(Feat. Castro)
She Dey do Me
Do The Dance feat. Asamoah Gyan
Azonto 320
Wu Nti ft Bisa Kdei
Ayooo - Cash Unit (feat. Castro & Screwface)