News: Caleb James Lands Chicago Reader Cover Story

Chicago Artist Goes From Singing On A Gold Record At Age 10 To Forming SaveMoney Alongside Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa

03.11.2014

Caleb James Save Money Chicago Reader

Critical Praise for Caleb James:

“Chance the Rapper co-signed up-and-comer spits hot fire in the snow” – SPIN

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

“James sounds tough over sinister, rattling production.”The FADER

The News:

This week’s Chicago Reader cover story details the musical background of SaveMoney rapper/producer Caleb James. The son of musician Steve “Stone” Huff, whose credits range from the Isley Brothers to Keith Sweat to a stint as R. Kelly‘s bassist, Caleb’s earliest credits came at age 10, as a background singer on a track from R&B singer Avant‘s gold record, Private Room. Since then, Caleb teamed up with friends Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, and others to form the SaveMoney crew.

Last week, MissInfo premiered Caleb’s latest single, “Honesty and Loyalty,” which was co-produced by he and his father. It’s the second single from the 22-year old’s forthcoming mixtape, The Jones 2.0, which will be released in the coming weeks. The Chicago Reader cover story also previews Caleb as an official SXSW artist, show dates are listed below.

Read the Chicago Reader’s cover story with Caleb James:  http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/rapper-caleb-james-steve-stone-huff-recording/Content?oid=12647964

Listen to “Honesty & Loyalty” here: https://soundcloud.com/caleb-james-save-money/caleb-james-honesty-and

Wednesday 3/12 @ Elysium Lounge – Future Sounds of Hip Hop
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
http://2014.do512.com/events/2014/3/12/future-sounds-of-hip-hop

Thursday 3/13 @ The North Door – Animal House Live
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
http://tribeza.do512.com/c/sx-2014/event/2014/03/13/animal-house-live-free-w-rsvp

Thursday 3/13 @ Peckerheads – Urban Grind TV Showcase
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
http://tribeza.do512.com/c/sx-2014/event/2014/03/13/chicago-everything-showcase-sx-2014-free

Thursday 3/13 @ 75 1/2 Rainey Street, Half Step – Audible Treats Showcase
7:30 PM
http://www.audibletreats.com/sxsw_pr14

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with Caleb James.

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.


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“Honesty and Loyalty”: https://soundcloud.com/caleb-james-save-money/caleb-james-honesty-and

“Eddy Curry”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T7irP79GrM

The FADER premieres “Eddy Curry”: http://www.thefader.com/2013/12/19/stream-caleb-james-eddy-curry/

“The Jones Does CMJ”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeCXHuqTDl0

The Joneshttp://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/caleb-james-the-jones

“Flexin'”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_z1XZ08Zk

Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/caleb-james/