Kastro (Outlawz)

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Kastro
Birth name Katari Terrance Cox[1]
Also known as K-Dog
Born (1976-12-30) December 30, 1976 (age 37)
Manhattan, New York U.S.
Origin New Jersey U.S.
Genres Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1992-Present
Labels Outlawz Records, Real Talk Ent., Death Row Records, Ca$hville Records
Associated acts 2Pac, Outlawz, Tha Dogg Pound, Dead Prez, Boot Camp Clik

Katari Terrance Cox (born December 30, 1976)[2] better known by his Stage name, Kastro, is an American Rapper. Best known for being part of Tupac Shakur's rap group Outlawz. He was also blood cousins with Shakur[3][4] and is featured on many of the late rapper's songs such as "Made Niggaz",[5] & "Hail Mary". When he was in Elementary School, he introduced his friend, and future Outlawz rapper, Malcolm Greenbridge, later named E.D.I. Mean, to his cousin.

Career[edit]

Kastro started rapping with the name "K-Dog". He was in a rap group with Big Malcolm (E.D.I. Mean), and Young Hollywood (Yaki Kadafi) in the beginning and began rapping in some of Tupac Shakur's songs during the Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. sessions. They then added Mutah (Napoleon) to the group and became known as Dramacydal.

On March 14, 1995 K-Dog was featured on Tupac Shakur's 2x Platinum album Me Against The World, on the song "Outlaw".

The next year, on February 13, 1996 he was featured on Shakur's 9x Platinum Double LP All Eyez On Me on the songs "Tradin War Stories", "When We Ride", & "Thug Passion". It was around the time of this album's recording sessions when Tupac gave K-Dog his name "Kastro". He was named after Fidel Castro for the Outlawz tyrant theme

On June 4, 1996, Kastro was featured in 2Pac's "Hit 'Em Up" music video, along with the rest of the Outlawz. The song was the B-side to Shakur's "How Do U Want It" single and was a vicious diss song aimed at Bad Boy Entertainment, Mobb Deep, Junior M.A.F.I.A., & Chino XL. The song is widely considered the most aggressive diss song ever recorded.

The same year Kastro was featured on Shakur's 4x Platinum album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, on the songs "Hail Mary" & "Life of An Outlaw"

On September 7, 1996 Tupac Shakur was fatally wounded by gunshots on the Las Vegas Strip and was rushed to a hospital at the University of Las Vegas. He died about a week later on September 13, 1996. Kastro was present when the shooting took place.[6] He was in the car directly behind Tupac but could not identify the shooters.

After Shakur's death, Kastro along with the rest of the Outlawz (except Hussein Fatal) were featured on numerous posthumous albums and songs by the late rapper

In 2009, Kastro left the Outlawz to pursue a solo career but reunited with the group in October 2010 on Outlaw Culture Radio.[7]

Discography[edit]

With Outlawz
With E.D.I.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Flex" 1993 2Pac, E.D.I. I Get Around
"Outlaw" 1995 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I., Napoleon Me Against the World
"Runnin' From tha Police" 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Stretch, Buju Banton, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I. N/A
"Hard To Imagine" 2Pac, Napoleon, E.D.I. So Many Tears
"Tradin' War Stories" 1996 2Pac, Napoleon, E.D.I., C-Bo, Storm All Eyez on Me
"When We Ride" 2Pac, Hussein Fatal, Napoleon, Big Syke, E.D.I., Yaki Kadafi, Mopreme Shakur
"Thug Passion" 2Pac, Napoleon, E.D.I., Storm, Jewell
"Hail Mary" Makaveli, Young Noble, Yaki Kadafi, Prince Ital Joe The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
"Life of an Outlaw" Makaveli, Young Noble, E.D.I., Napoleon
"Enemies with Me" 1997 2Pac, Napoleon, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I. R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
"Games" Cool-E, Young Noble, J-Sweet, Napoleon, E.D.I. Funk Fo' Life
"Still Ballin'" 1998 Yukmouth, E.D.I., Napoleon, Young Noble Thugged Out: The Albulation
"The Ballers Feud" Yukmouth, Numskull
"Ice Pick Bubble & Grind" Gonzoe If I Live and Nothing Happens
"Initiated" Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Hussein Fatal, 2Pac, E.D.I. Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back
"Hard Labor" C-Bo, Napoleon, Young Noble, Storm, Big Lurch Til My Casket Drops
"This Life of Mine" Bad Azz, Young Noble, Prince Ital Joe, Napoleon, E.D.I. Word on tha Streets
"I Don't Fuck with You" Geto Boys, DMG, Gotti, E.D.I., Young Noble, Napoleon Da Good da Bad & da Ugly
"How You Want It" 1999 Big Mike, Napoleon, Young Noble, E.D.I. Hard to Hit
"Immortal 2K" 5th Ward Boyz, Young Noble, E.D.I. P.W.A.: The Album... Keep It Poppin'
"Thug Thang" 2000 Little Bruce, Big Syke, Mopreme Shakur Give It to Me Baby!
"Gun Talk" Willie D, Young Noble, E.D.I., Spice 1 Loved by Few, Hated by Many
"Shame on It" 2001 Dorasel, Napoleon Unleash the Beast
"And What" 5th Ward Boyz, E.D.I., Young Noble Recognize the Mob
"Feel Your Pain" Benzino, Napoleon, Young Noble, E.D.I. The Benzino Project
"Do It" Big Swiss, E.D.I. The Inauguration
"What" Big Syke, Young Noble, E.D.I. Thug Law: Thug Life Outlawz Chapter 1
"Who You Trust" Big Syke, Mopreme Shakur, E.D.I.
"Breathin" 2Pac, Young Noble, Napoleon, E.D.I. Until the End of Time
"All Out" 2Pac, E.D.I., Napoleon
"U Don't Have 2 Worry" 2Pac, Young Noble, E.D.I., Napoleon, Yaki Kadafi
"Last One Left" 2Pac, Napoleon
"Enough 2 Make" 2002 Young Noble, E.D.I., Napoleon Noble Justice
"My Niggaz" Big Syke, E.D.I. Street Commando
"Ball Or Die" Hellraza, Young Noble, E.D.I., Napoleon Hell Razed Us
"War Gamez" Ray Luv, E.D.I., Young Noble A Prince In Exile
"Ghetto 2 Ghetto" Coo Coo Cal, Mr. Do It To Death Still Walkin'
"Fuck Em All" 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I., Napoleon Better Dayz
"Never Be Peace" 2Pac, E.D.I.
"Watcha Gonna Do" 2Pac, Young Noble
"Fame" 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Young Noble, Napoleon
"There U Go" 2Pac, Yaki Kadafi, Young Noble, Big Syke
"This Life I Lead" 2Pac, Young Noble, Napoleon, E.D.I.
"They Don't Give a Fuck About Us" 2Pac, E.D.I., Yaki Kadafi, Napoleon
"4eva N a Day" 2003 Jibril Serapis Bey Completion
"Black Cotton" 2004 2Pac, Eminem, Young Noble Loyal to the Game
"Killing Fields" Yaki Kadafi, 2Pac, E.D.I. Son Rize Vol.1
"Addicted to the Streets" Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I.
"Introduced 2 the Game" Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I.
"Where Will I Be" Yaki Kadafi, 2Pac, E.D.I.
"Neva Can Say" Yaki Kadafi, E.D.I., Young Noble
"Joy Is Pain (Maintain)" 2006 Blaze Da Tyrant, Ghetto Concept Reparationz 4a Dream
"Turn Back Da Clock" 2007 Young Noble & Hussein Fatal Thug in Thug Out
"Same Ol' Song" 2009 Genovese, E.D.I. Dats and Reels
"Thuggin' 4 Life" Infamous-C, Young Noble, E.D.I. V.I.P.
"Written In Blood" 2010 Nutt-So & Hussein Fatal Outkasted Outlawz
"Like Dis Hear" Stormey Coleman Big City Night Life
"I Got History" Mike West, Chair Krazy Divide & Conquer Part 1
"Bad Mutha" E.D.I., Cezus Walks, Stormey Coleman The Stash Spot
"Still Ridin" E.D.I., Young Noble, 8Ball, T-Mo
"Anyway" E.D.I., T.I.
"Wonder Why ?" E.D.I., Dirty Bert, Napoleon, Young Noble
"Swear To God" E.D.I., Petey Pablo, Young Noble
"13 Goin' On 30" Young Noble, E.D.I., Stormey Coleman Noble Justice: The Lost Songs
"Used To Give a F#%k" 2011 Zayd Malik The South Iz Nu Afrika Vol. 2: Outlaw RBG In Tha Flesh
"Outlaw Culture" Outlawz Killuminati 2K11
"Black Rose"
"Pay Off" Outlawz, Young Buck Perfect Timing
"Sincerely Yourz" Warchi7d Sou7arium
"The World Keeps Goind Round" Underground Gangsta Lord Knowz Me
"Can't Kill My Pride" 2012 Young Noble, Macadoshis, Money-B Outlaw Rydahz Vol. 1
"If I'm Wrong" H-Ryda, V-Nasty H Ryda vs. The Planet
"Dirty Money" H-Ryda
"This Is Why"
"Bow Down 2 God" Big Unda Dog Under Tha City Lights
"Boy On The Other Side" Stormey Coleman, E.D.I., Young Noble, Sutardy Brothers Rain Drops
"Boy On The Other Side" Outlaw Nation
"Get Me High" Sosa Tha Plug, Young Noble Everybody Loves The Plug
"We Need A Revolution" Heartbeatz, Sosa Tha Plug Networkin
"Just Like You" 2013 MC Fade, E.D.I. New Order
"The Path" Count CoopD The Streetman LP
"4giverness" Count CoopD, Flame, Chae Stephens
"A Letter" Outlawed Misfit313, Muszamil Outlaw Borrowed Time The Fix Tape 1
"Life Goes On" Outlawed Misfit313, Muszamil Outlaw, Haachie Borrowed Time The Fix Tape 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://mmusicz.com/search/video/2/KASTRO.html
  3. ^ http://www.2pacinfo.com/tupac/family.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.makaveli-board.net/archive/index.php/t-8957.html
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuoC040Xe9M
  6. ^ http://www.2pacinfo.com/tupac/family.shtml
  7. ^ http://www.themorningjuice.com

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