Caleborate Drops His ‘1993’ Album
Berkeley's Caleborate drops his highly anticipated album 1993. The West Coast-based MC is one of the most promising spitters coming out right now and is another example of the Bay Area's rich young scene. The 14-track project is already getting a ton of praise. The LP features appearances by Sylvan LaCue and Pell, as well as production from P-Lo, Mikos Da Gawd, HBK's Kuya Beats, Cal-A and Julia Lewis.
"1993 is my birth year and I personally think that the stretch between ’90 and '95 was a pretty special time to be born in because we got to experience life pre-cell phone, but we came of age when technology became an inseparable part of everyone’s everyday lives. I remember finding music using Kazaa and burning CD’s. I remember using MapQuest before GoogleMaps. I had a house phone. But I’m also a digital native," Caleborate said in an interview. "The music on 1993 is reflective of the kind of music and the TV shows I watched growing up. I distinctly remember the blending of the two worlds--I was watchingFamily Matters on TV, but also Buzzfeed videos on my phone. The music on this project has sample-based stuff that sounds like Kanye’s but there’s also more beat-driven stuff that sounds like it could be played alongside Kaytranada. The lyrical content is reflective of where I am in my life as a young adult. I’m talking about stuff that other 22- and 23-year-old people are going through."
1993 follows up his 2015 release Hella Good. His single with G-Eazy titled "Want It All" was off Hella Good and a huge hit, amassing over three million plays on Soundcloud. 1993 is available for stream and download now.
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