The Break Presents: Calez
“Intermission” (above) is a standout track.
Also Check Out: “Middle Finger”
And: “The Fellowship” (As part of BRKF$T CLUB)
Where I’m from: The Southside of Chicago
I’ve been rapping since: I was 11 years old. The first person I remember at a young age who impacted me was Lil Bow Wow, from the aspect of showing that kids can get on and make an impact in rap music. When I saw him at a young age achieving his goals that made me write more and take the craft more serious.
My style or skills have been compared to: I have a souful twist to me, so due to where I am from sometimes people compare me to Kanye. As far as my cadence is concerned, I have hear along the lines of Jay-Z. In regards to my music, I try to have a twist of Pharell to it, in regards to production.
My standout records/moments have been: When I first shot the “Middle Fingers,” video, that pushed me on the radar of the blogsphere. That spark allowed me to perform at SXSW. This year I also got to perform at A3C. I have also performed at CMJ, which introduced my music to a lot of new fans as well. I also felt like my Kid With Raps project opened a lot of eyes as well.
I’m gonna change the game by: Pushing my idea of what I think can be done in hip-hop. I want to show you through my music that you can turn dreams into reality. I create music for the hip-hop culture and to advance in the music industry.
I’d like to work with: Pharell and Kid Cudi are two people I would love to work with. Danny Brown would be cool also. I really like Ab-Soul and Sir Michael Rocks, I would like to work them as well. Toro Y Moi is not a hip-hop guy, but I like his music. A group named Quadron makes good music also, I would like to work with them.
My goal in hip-hop is: To be looked upon as a legend and as someone who has pushed the barrier of rap music. Someone who has did something new and fresh.
I’m gonna be the next: Me. Push myself and challenge myself to be the best I can be.