Video: Caleb James At AllHipHop CMJ Showcase on 10/17

Chicago Rapper Documents His NYC Debut At AllHipHop Showcase in NYC


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

The Video:

Up-and-coming rapper/singer/producer Caleb James recently released his latest mixtape The Jones, which was named Mixtape Of The Week by Stereogum and praised by Illroots, Complex, XXL and more. Part of Chicago’s SaveMoney hip-hop collective alongside emcees Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, James has gained attention from rap fans of every generation for his late 90’s-inspired sound. His video for “Flexin’,” the first visual from The Jones, has been added to the MTV Networks rotation after being premiered by AllHipHop in their Breeding Ground Spotlight.

James made his New York City debut earlier this month at CMJ, where he performed at the AllHipHop 15th Anniversary showcase at SOBs. Sharing the stage with Raekwon, Prodigy, Two-9 and more, the rapper documented his NYC experience in the short documentary-style live video below. The clip shows James performing his song “No Go” at the CMJ showcase and exploring the streets of Manhattan. The Jones features production from Blended BabiesGiftNez and RioPat PryorXtreme, and James’ father Steve Stone Huff, and is available to stream or download now. Caleb is also working on the followup to the tape, titled The Jones 2.0, which will be released later this year.

“The Jones Does CMJ”:

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Watch the video for “Flexin'”:

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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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“The Jones Does CMJ”:

The Jones


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