Chicago rapper, Calez, has been a staple in the Windy City rap game for over the past few years now, contributing to his old 2008ighties crew & working with fast-rising stars like Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, & Chance the Rapper in the process, but now it’s his time to shine. Looking to build off his growing momentum, partially thanks to his impressive new songs “Baby” & “Still Good,” the Chicago rapper decides to come through today and share with fans his newest body of work called Baby.
Laced with 10 records in total, the project is a musical journey of Calez’ life over the years, from struggling in homeless shelters to having a baby with his girlfriend, Calez has a lot to get off his chest. Here’s what the Chi-town rapper had to say about the project in a statement via email…
"A lot has changed for me since I dropped Kid With Raps, just a few years ago I was just a kid from Chicago trying to make it on the internet. Now being a dominant voice in Chicago's music scene is such a humbling experience. I felt like people got a small dose of me from early tapes and 2008ighties. My God how things have changed now. Baby is just a piece of our journey. This for those nights at the homeless shelter listening to music, spending countless hours practicing, and writing in hopes to make impact. From 87th to Cal City, Dolton, South Holland where I made my mark. For those black men that feel pain, imprisoned mentally, physically. This for Mom, Raisyn, and Jess! Shout out to the whole South Suburbs too man tell everyone else to kill that noise. We up now! Tell them I said it."
Stream/download the "free album" today. (Tracklist below)
01. Remember These Words Jess' Poem
02. Baby (feat. Sherren Olivia)
04. Still Good (feat. Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins & Donnie Trumpet)
05. See Us Ballin (feat. UG Vavy & Legit)
06. Lose Control (feat. Femdot & Sherren Olivia)
07. Problematic (Black Fathers Matter)
08. Mortified (feat. Kembe X)
10. Who Do You Love (Interlude Feat. L.A. VanGogh)
11. 9 to 5
12. Heartbeat (feat. Jess)