Cloud Castle
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Cloud Castle

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"Cloud Castle Releases New Single From Upcoming LP titled “Anime & Sushi”"

Portland, Oregon – Cloud Castle has released a new single to show us what is coming up on his confirmed LP “Miyazaki Nights.”

The single “Anime & Sushi” was released earlier this month. The track has a unique feeling of blending new wave, slow tempo, and constant vocal flow change-ups.

The hook has a high pitch vocal, dubbing the main vocal which has character and unique new-soul to the production. I can predict that Cloud Castle will be using Vocal Synths on future releases which I believe will be part of his signature sound.

We have not confirmed a release date, tracklisting, or artwork of Cloud Castle’s upcoming album, “Miyazaki Nights.” There will be more details released on his Instagram page. - Hip-Hop Crowns

"Cloud Castle: 'Better Today' [Song Premiere]"

“Better Today” is the third single from Cloud Castle, the new rap project of Joshua "Fiji" Rehanek—better known as J. Fiji Azzam—the emcee and frontman of the Portland-based hip-hop group ADDverse Effects.

This most recent track indicates that Cloud Castle will not allow anyone to put the style of this project in a box and that some of the essence and eclectic nature that lives within ADDverse Effects will indeed show itself in the Cloud Castle world in the best of ways.

Listen to Cloud Castle's new hopeful single "Better Today" belowListen to Cloud Castle's new hopeful single "Better Today" belowThese early releases explore the use of different producers, which really exposes the dynamic of Cloud Castle’s rapping capabilities from both a creative and technical standpoint. “Better Today” is produced by fellow Portland musician and producer Alex Meltzer, half of the duo Korgy & Bass. Meltzer’s production is sample-based and hip-hop heavy with spacey Madlib-esque vibes that spread like butter for Cloud to spit his emotionally centered bars over—which is a contrast in sound and tone from his previous two releases.

It’s a vulnerable track from the talented emcee that speaks on depression, and it comes from a raw and real place as the result of a heavy year for Cloud, who lost his mentor, friend and ADDverse Effects bandmate Boyd Littell to a tragic accident last year. “Better Today” is a statement of hope; it is here to empower those struggling, including Cloud himself, and it's a celebration of the ups and downs. It’s a track to bob your head to and lift up your spirits. It strives to spread positivity and it achieves that without any rhetoric. - Vortex Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Fijian born rapper, singer, and song writer Cloud Castle is bringing a fresh take on cloud rap. Having grown up on Miyazaki films, TMNT, Pokémon, and Cowboy Bebop, just to name a few, Cloud is able to seamlessly blend his love of pop culture with musicianship and lyricism. Cloud is inspired by the creativity of André 3000, the diversity of A$AP Rocky, and the soundscapes of Clams Casino and Tame Impala. Currently based out of Portland, OR, Cloud Castle is in the studio recording more anime-infused gems for his upcoming 'Miyazaki Nights' LP.

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