In the pocket with nuanced, reflective bars or riding atop sunny, soulful bounce, Sacramento-born, Berkeley-bred Caleborate’s sharp, deft flow, gripping narratives, and charismatic, infectious energy paints a vivid portrait of life as a Northern Californian 20-something.
Lauded by Pigeons & Planes as “smart, introspective hip hop” and deemed “one of the most promising spitters out right now” by XXL, the 25-year-old carefully assembles a kaleidoscoping mosaic of love and heartbreak, weed smoke and college loans, family ties and simmering ambitions, triumph and loss – from the cinematic vistas of the Oakland hills to visceral childhood memories.
Gods son. Young black man. Woodside Representer. LIFEisGRAND.
Southpaw Swade, 27, is a Florida-grown, Chicago-based hip-hop artist. Within his music, a listener will encounter his southern influence, lyrical intellect, and a story-telling ability that shows his awareness to navigate through a dynamically wide range that appeases your everyday hip hop listener. His work with producers Sango, Cardec, Chicago’s own Thelonious Martin, as well as having self-produced tracks continue to showcase exactly that. With his most recent release, Have a Nice Day, the EP has caught momentum with being featured on Spotify playlists all the while gaining the attention of notable music publications such as Revolt, DJBooth, and more.