Bio: Hip-Hop artists "The Bol Shell" Aka Castanza was borm Shelton L. McNear. Born and raised in West Philadelphia. His inspiration for music comes from early 90's Hip-Hop. His alias Castanza was given to him by his closest friends by noticing that his personality was very similar to that of George Castanza (Seinfeld). His other inspirations stem from that of (Will Smith, Eminem, The Lox, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Eiffel 65, Limp Biskit, Busta Rhymes, Papa Roach & Jay-Z. I know, Weird collection of artists. If u know him or listen to his music, u can tell immediately that he is not a generic Hip Hop artists. He would most likely be considered a weirdo which is just fine by him since he considers himself 1 anyway.