Xcalibur, born Eric J. Higgins, is an American rapper and producer. He was born & raised in Columbia, Maryland, which is 25 minutes away from BOTH Baltimore,MD and Washington, DC. When asked about his sound and influences, he simply states "It's all over the place in terms of sound because my influences are not just in one area, its all over the US where music in my industry thrived for 40+ years. Dr. Dre and other producers (from the West) gave me some of my sound, but I also think the East and South got me there too." Xcalibur stated that working at a local supermarket in his hometown and meeting some kids with similar ideas gave him an edge in producing.