Follow what makes you appreciate your heartbeats.
Follow your rhythm.
Follow your rhythm.
Israel Castillo (born on February 1, 1993) is an Honduran-American singer-songwriter/rapper born in the Bronx, and raised in hometown of Brooklyn, New York. In 2017, formally known as Neu.TRA.Lity, Castillo dropped the brand name and picked KURXMA for his brand new persona. He was also blessed to be raised down-south in New Orleans, Louisiana, and survived Hurricane Katrina (2005). After a tragic turn of events, Castillo resided in Carrollton, TX, soon after. In 2015, Castillo served as a videographer creating promotional videos for Boston Hip-Hop organization called Wreck Shop Movement. Castillo also performed at open mic events slowly building his musical career as a performing artist. He continues to put in the extra miles as Do-It-Yourself Indie Artist. After countless failed-attempts, he made his way back into the musical scenes. His debut single 'Already' was selected on multiple internet radio such as Dots LIVE Radio, QSJ Radio, KRXM Radio, and played by online music-reviewers.
Early Musical Career:
Castillo began his songwriter career at the age of 11 and officially became a recording artist at 17. Castillo was formally known as, Neu.TRA.Lity, released 2 Mixtapes along with 2 EPs under the brand name. In 2014, Castillo made his debut with A Trade 4 F.A.M.E. (2014) mixtape containing Hip-Hop/Soulful sounds influenced by Detroit Hip-Hop Producer, J. Dilla. Following AT4F mixtape, Castillo released, Luvable (2014), he focused on challenging his artistry with self-produced tracks and instrumentals. Luvable was infused with elements to deliver the mixture of Hip-Hop and Soul together. Undrafted (2015) EP was the last musical project released under the name of Neu.TRA.Lity. "I've experienced so much, and yet, I have experienced nothing. There is SO MUCH information and experiences I would like to share with other Indie Artists. Good Vibez and Peace." as said by Castillo (2017).
Make A Choice
"2016 was the worst year of my life. Living hotel-to-hotel to being dropped off by a Co-worker and looking at the Hotel asking "u good, homie?" 2017 was the worst bounce back ever, but it's still bouncing. I left TX and went back to NY to start a new chapter.
I kept quiet about everything. How frustrating it felt to start school and work at the same time; Only to come back to a house filled with unwelcoming vibes within my childhood home. I stayed inside my shell. Smiled when I needed to. Laugh when I didn't want to. Everything came all at once, crashing down. I stood there alone contemplating on everything. My mental health, life, position, and potential. I had to leave. It wasn't where I wanted to 'be.'
Before I left NY, I looked into my father's teary eyes and we talked a good talk. He asked me "Why doesn't all my kids love me and stay. Why can't I have a relationship like Moses had with his wife?" I paused for a few seconds, and I looked him in the eye. I told him his missing pieces as a man in a relationship. My advice to him hurt me the most; Cuz all this time, without him, I was looking for his guidance my whole life. There I was, giving what I needed. It's kool tho. Live, Laugh, Let Live. New York was a bust, But here I am...I am here to 'Be'"
(Oct. 26, 2017)
To be continued...
Usher, 2pac, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar
J. Dilla, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo
Dwele, Nirvana, Metallica,
Drake, Aaliyah, Floetry, Robin Thicke
Common, Musiq Soulchild,
Marvin Gaye, Boyz II Men, PartyNextDoor.