BY ERICA ARTHUR
REIGNING HIP POP winner of the just ended RTC Western Music Awards Casta Troy born Ashikwei-Mensah Attram is out with his new EP dubbed ‘Mind of Picasso.’
According to the artiste the title of the EP was inspired by a quote from the great painter Pablo Picasso, when he said “Anything you can imagine is real” and his song‘Mind of Picasso’ is basically his imaginations put into writing and recording.
Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE, Casta who is inspired by rapper EL due to his versatility said that his song that won him the award ‘Get It’ was written and produced by himself but was mastered by BodyBeatz. “Well I must say I submitted a really good song which earned me the award my fans didn’t let me down with the votes, I really appreciate it”
The Takoradi based Hip Hop artiste revealed that “ I started my music career at a very young age when I started listening to songs by American Rapper Lil Wayne and got inspired to pursue music. From there I started I started rapping to some of his songs as well as songs from other hip hop artistes. I wrote my first rap song in SHS 1. My mom and dad have always been my source of inspiration.”
Casta has recorded twenty songs but has released ‘Get It’ produced by Casta Troy and mixed by BodyBeatz, ‘Spoil There’ produced by BodyBeatz‘Murder’which he featured Boss Bouncy and produced by Casta Troy and mixed by Ben Splash ‘Interlude’ ,‘Spoon Dem’ produced by Casta Troy and mixed by Swit and ‘Borborbor’ produced by BodyBeatz.
He revealed that his stage nameCasta Troy was inspired by a character in a movie ‘Face Off’ “it was played by two different actors. One was good and the other was evil but in the end the good person managed to kill the bad one so basically Casta Troy means good over evil.”
The artiste who is managed by Kofi Cephas aspires to produce great songs, be financially sound and to receive countless awards to increase his fan base.
His songs are available on all music online shops and encourage his fans to keep supporting Casta Troy and expect nothing but good music from me,“and they should follow me on Instagram and Twitter @castatroygh”