Demarco Castle, better known as Gemstones (fka Gemini) is a Chicago-born rapper and singer best known for his work on Lupe Fiasco’s first two albums, “Food & Liquor” and “The Cool,” featuring on standout cuts such as “Pressure” (along with Jay Z), “Dumb It Down,” and “The Die.” As a part of Lupe’s record label 1st & 15th, he built anticipation for his “Troubles of the World” album through critically acclaimed mixtapes such as “Untamed Beast” and “The Testimony of GemStones.”
After striking out on his own and leaving 1st & 15th, Gemstones continued his lyrically dexterous, introspective, thought provoking music with “On the Road to Glory” and “Elephant in The Room,” which led up to his most recent effort, “Blind Elephant,” which you can purchase and stream on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Tidal, and other major retailers.
On this episode, Gemstones tells his story. From coming up in Chicago, to almost getting signed by Will Smith, to meeting and creating with Lupe Fiasco through his ascension, to the moment he knew he had to make a change in his life, Gemstones drops jewels (pun intended) throughout the conversation. Unfortunately, the episode had to be cut short, but we appreciate Gemstones giving us his time, and you will too, as this is an episode that you must not miss.