Caleborate – Make Me & Take Me + Soul [Songs]

Posted on August 27, 2017 by


With his impish charm, his flair for wordplay, and his guy-next-door realness, it’s easy to relate to Berkeley by way of Sacramento rapper Caleborate. Last year, the young artist released the autobiographical 1993, a diverse effort inspired by his experiences growing up and brimming with youthful energy. Following up that effort with an equally accomplished new project, Caleborate announces he will release Real Person on later this fall.

While 1993 examined Caleborate’s past, Real Person is a detailed and lyrical account of Caleborate’s present. The project finds Caleborate confronting his relationships, his career goals, the current presidential administration, and his struggle breaking through to the mainstream despite his superlative talent. Packed with soul-sampled beats that evoke the sonic palette of College Dropout-era Kanye West, Real Person is a clever and impressive effort, and might help transform Caleborate from an Underdog into a Top Dog. Featuring production from Ian McKee, Lege Kale, Chonchies, Drew Banga, andWillem ArduiReal Person arrives later in 2017 via TBKTR.

Born in Sacramento and a resident of Berkeley, Caleborate built his considerable fanbase online, eventually earning a spot on the 2014 edition of The Thizzler‘s Bay Area Freshman 10, which has featured luminaries such as Nef The PharaohIAMSU!, and Sage The Gemini. In 2015, Caleborate collaborated with G-Eazy for Want It All and released his album Hella Good, which received critical praise from Pigeons & PlanesThe Source, and SF Weekly, which named it the Best Hip-Hop Album of the Bay Area for 2015. Last year, Caleborate expanded his sound with 1993which Earmilk called “the album for your 20s.” The project featured highlights such as the electronic-influenced banger “Consequences,” and the optimistic “Options,” both of which were featured on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist, as well as quality deep cuts like the minor-key banger “Kale,” the heavy, head-trippy “For Sallie Mae,” and the slow-mo P-Lo-produced “Lil Cel.” Most recently, Caleborate shared the loose, exuberant Make Me & Take Me,” which was accompanied by a one-take video that depicted Caleborate depositing a check into his savings account at the bank.