News/Video/Mixtape: Caleb James To Play AllHipHop CMJ Showcase on 10/17
Chicago Rapper Joins Raekwon, Prodigy and More For AllHipHop Showcase in NYC, Has Video Added To MTV Jams
Critical Praise for Caleb James:
The Jones chosen as Mixtape of The Week by Stereogum
“Triple-threat talent” – DJ Booth
“With production that sounds like a throwback to the late-90s pop-rap era, The Jones shows a promising tape with a sound that dips outside of the expected template.” – Complex Music
Chicago rap newcomer Caleb James has been described by many as a “triple threat” for his notable talent in rapping, singing, and producing. His buzz has been building with his latest mixtape, The Jones, which gained praise from outlets such as Illroots, DJ Booth, Complex, and Stereogum, which awarded the tape its Mixtape Of The Week honor. As part of the Chicago collective SaveMoney, which includes Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, Caleb James has earned himself a following for his 1990’s-rap-meets-2013 vibe – a vibe noticeable in Jones’ recent video for “Flexin’,” which is being added to the MTV Jams rotation and was premiered by AllHipHop in their Breeding Ground Spotlight.
Tomorrow night in NYC, Caleb James will perform at the AllHipHop 15th Anniversary CMJ showcase at SOBs. Performing with him are Raekwon, Prodigy, Two-9 and more. The show is 21+ and tickets can be purchased through the link below.
AllHipHop CMJ showcase info: Caleb James @ SOBs in NYC, October 17th, set time 8:20 PM, show is 21+
Purchase tickes here: http://sobs.com/2013/2307/cmj-showcase-feat-raekwon
Stream or download The Jones here: http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/caleb-james-the-jones
Watch the video for “Flexin'”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_z1XZ08Zk
Caleb James Background:
It’s easy to do a little time-traveling when listening to the music of Chicago’s Caleb James. One of many buzzing artists from hip-hop’s midwest mecca, Caleb channels a sound that cleverly pays homage to rap’s heyday of the 90’s and early 2000’s. “It’s throwback shit, but it’s turn up,” Caleb says about his recently released sophomore mixtape, The Jones. It was at 16 that Caleb taught himself how to make beats, emulating his favorite artists such as R. Kelly, Jay-Z, and Cash Money. Caleb released his first mixtape, Ground Up, in 2012. The project grew organically, as Caleb began to garner a buzz as part of Chicago’s SaveMoney collective, which includes Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper. Caleb stood out on posse cuts and live shows, and soon grew a solid following that begged him to release a formal project. Building on the foundation set by Ground Up, Caleb returned to the studio with a narrow focus and began work on The Jones. The result was a release that has been hailed by many as one of the year’s best. Caleb James has earned the respect of older hip hop heads and young fans alike because he is able to come from an authentic space with well-executed music. While his records may include throwback themes, it is clearly to see that Caleb is not an artist that has next, but an artist that has now.
Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/caleb-james/