Masked rapper Cas has announced his long-awaited debut mixtape, The Number 23.
Originally named Castro, Cas retreated from the limelight (and when we say limelight, we mean spots on grime DVDs) several years ago, before returning with a mask and a slew of excellent new material, including ‘Leon Best’, ‘All Hallows’ and the bonafide heartbreaker ‘Drugs Don’t Work’. He’s also got a great ear for producers, working with grime up-and-comer MssingNo and Danny Brown affiliate Skywlkr.
23 features plenty of familiar cuts – as well as the aforementioned three, there’s his version of JME’s ‘Baraka’, Purist collaboration ‘Silian Braille’ and a remix of ‘Cheese Slice’, featuring JME. There’s also spots for Merky Ace, Roska and Faze Miyake.
Here’s the artwork and tracklist. 23 drops on December 23. We’ve embedded ‘All Hallows’ below.