Caleborate By Jack Barnes Winning fans with his conversational rapping style and underdog charisma, Caleborate is one of the most promising emcees in the Bay Area. Breathing life into a highlight from his October 2017 release Real Person, Caleborate shares the kinetic and inventive video for “Bankrobber.” Released on (Dead) President’s Day (“First off, fuck […]

Caleborate By Jack Barnes A charismatic rising rapper from the East Bay, Caleborate turns heads with his clever wordplay and exquisite taste in soulful production. In 2017, Caleborate released the anti-sellout anthem “Soul,” which garnered nearly 2 million streams on Spotify, was featured on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 radio show, and earned a spot on Spotify’s Most […]

Nef The Pharaoh By Jack Barnes Radiating off-kilter charisma and boundless energy, Nef The Pharaoh makes the Bay Area bounce. Traveling to the beach in his foreign with some KIL FMB and Sick Wid It Records brethren, Nef throws us for a loop on “Poppin’ Again,” his latest video. A quick dancefloor slapper heavily steeped in ’80s R&B […]

Nef The Pharaoh By Jack Barnes Oozing a wily, energetic charisma and bending his elastic flow over any instrumental he can get his hands on, Nef The Pharaoh is one of the most talented rappers to come out of the Bay Area this decade. Wading through ringing keyboards, undulating synths, wavy vocal samples, […]

Caleborate By Jack Barnes A charming and relatable wordsmith who favors soul-inflected instrumentals, Caleborate looks to move from an underdog to top dog. The follow-up to 2016’s autobiographical 1993, which Earmilk called “the album for your 20s,” Caleborate shares Real Person, the next chapter in his upward trajectory. Packed with soul-sampled beats that evoke the sonic palette of College Dropout-era Kanye […]

Caleborate By Jack Barnes A rhyming technician with a humble charisma and a clever conversational flow, Caleborate is turning heads from coast to coast. With 308k monthly listeners on Spotify and 362k streams in less than a month on his last single, “Soul,” Caleborate is building ample momentum for Real Person, his upcoming project. “Bankrobber,” the […]

Caleborate By Jack Barnes Berkeley, California’s Caleborate is effortlessly relatable, spinning clever wordplay into compelling underdog narratives. In the LOVE version of “Soul,” Caleborate’s latest video, the 24-year-old rapper shows off every bit of his electric charisma. The new video features animation and illuminated lyrics that flow with Caleborate’s bold, horn-inflected tune. “Soul” distills Caleborate’s […]

Caleborate By Jack Barnes Deemed The East Bay’s “Next Rap Titan” by NPR affiliate KQED, Caleborate is sharing a self-directed, one-shot clip to the  “Make Me & Take Me.” What seems like a normal trip to the bank is really a metaphor for the hungry young rapper’s come up – as he emerges from the BART station […]

Caleborate – ‘Consequences’ By Amber B Blessed with plainspoken wit and the emotional maturity of a man twice his age, 23-year-old Caleborate is one of Hop-Hop’s most promising young voices. Released last week, Caleborate’s critically acclaimed 1993 is a nostalgic record with sample-based, old school Kanye West-style beats, and more electronic, […]

Caleborate By Jack Barnes Gifted with plainspoken wit and an affinity for wordplay, 23-year-old Caleborate is one of hip-hop’s most promising young voices. Premiered by HotNewHipHop, “Good Great” is a soul-sampling, celebratory track with thumping bass about achieving success in the music industry after overcoming hardship. Enjoy this audio stream […]

Caleborate By Jack Barnes Caleborate leaks new single featuring Sylvan LaCue and Pell! Blessed with a preternatural storytelling ability, a compelling sing-song cadence, and an affinity for wordplay and doubletime bars that would make Kendrick Lamar jealous, Caleborate is one of the most promising young rappers to hit the Bay Area scene […]