Song: Caleborate – “Bankrobber”
With His Real Person Project Releasing on October 6th, the Berkeley-via-Sacramento Rapper Shares Inspiring Anthem
“Caleborate delivers his rhymes with the confidence of a vet” – Complex
“…one of the most promising spitters coming out right now” – XXL
“a mix of personal songwriting and quick wit” – The FADER
“lyrical mastermind” – East Bay Express
“Caleb has proven himself to a MC in the purest form, eschewing the flashy brag raps for a centered focus on precise wordplay and introspective storytelling paired with some of the best production that the Bay can offer.” – EARMILK
“Caleb comes across like someone who’s honest with himself and everyone around him” – Uproxx
“[Caleborate] displays the poise and wisdom of a rap veteran” – HipHopDX
“One to watch in 2016.” – Pigeons & Planes
“The Easy Bay’s next Rap Titan” – KQEL (NPR San Francisco)
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 latest single from the project, is an electric track that details both Caleborate’s troubled past and inspiring journey to the top. Prior to “Bankrobber” and “Soul,” Caleborate shared the loose, exuberant “Make Me & Take Me,” recently added to Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist, which was accompanied by a self-directed, one-take video. Featuring production from Ian McKee, Lege Kale, Chonchies, Drew Banga, and Willem Ardui, Real Person arrives on October 6th via TBKTR.
“The ‘Bankrobber’ thing is mainly talking about my pops and how he never really worked for nobody,” Caleborate explains. “He worked for himself. He always started his own business, owning his own place. He made people pay him. He was damn near robbing banks.”
Spinning clever wordplay into compelling underdog narratives, Berkeley, California’s Caleborate is effortlessly relatable. With Real Person, the young rapper speaks on his current moment- confronting his relationships, the current presidential administration, and his struggle breaking through to the mainstream despite his superlative talent. With a renewed spirituality and rebooted relationship with his father, Caleborate is back with confident tracks and insights for any 20-something going through the motions. The follow-up to 2016’s autobiographical 1993, which Earmilk called “the album for your 20s,” Real Person is the next chapter in Caleborate’s narrative.
Listen to “Bankrobber”: http://i.caleborate.io/ListenToBankrobber
A Berkeley bred student of hip-hop and all around eclectic artist, Caleborate has been renowned as one of the games most promising emcees. With lyrics that represent the unique struggles of the average 20-something, and stanza’s about the day to day grind as a collegiate youth, he covers topics far and wide and is anything but shallow. After being awarded the “Best Hip Hop Album of The Bay Area” in 2015 by SF Weekly, Caleborate is poised to sit cross-legged atop the hip-hop genre someday.
“Game Over”: https://youtu.be/LmmpSqj56Wk
“’08 (Carter Flow)” Video: https://youtu.be/zv_jj4gA75o
“Options” ft. Pell & Sylvan LaCue: https://soundcloud.com/caleborate/options-ft-sylvan-lacue-pell
“Want It All” ft. G-Eazy: https://soundcloud.com/caleborate/want-it-all-ft-g-eazy-prod-cal-a
“08 (Carter Flow)”: https://soundcloud.com/caleborate/08carterflow