Deemed The East Bay’s “Next Rap Titan” by NPR affiliate KQED, Caleborate is sharing a self-directed, one-shot clip to the “Make Me & Take Me.” What seems like a normal trip to the bank is really a metaphor for the hungry young rapper’s come up – as he emerges from the BART station to roam around Berkeley, Caleborate raps to the camera about his passion to achieve success in an industry that wants him to succumb to the status quo. “Make Me & Take Me,” a soul-infused freestyle inspired by Lil Wayne’s “Let The Beat Build,” is a spirited message to Caleborate’s doubters – he will forever be himself and achieve success as a result.
Following the release of loose singles “Produced by J Cole” and “Make Me & Take Me,” Caleborate is returning to the scene after last year’s 1993 project. Featuring 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, Caleborate explored his unique generational point-of-view through varied production and complex lyrical themes. The album 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.” The album also inspired several high quality music videos, such as the fun-loving clip for “Consequences” and the 8-bit block fantasy “Game Over.” 1993, which Earmilk called “the album for your 20s,” was the accomplished follow-up to his 2015 album Hella Good, which received critical praise from Pigeons & Planes, The Source, and SF Weekly, which named it the Best Hip-Hop Album of the Bay Area for 2015. Stay tuned for more music from Caleborate, aka TBKTR (The Black Kid That Raps), gracing the internet later this year.
Listen to “Make Me & Take Me”: http://www.caleborate.co/makemeandtakeme