In the pocket with nuanced, reflective bars or atop sunny, soulful bounce, Sacramento-born and Berkeley-bred Caleborate paints a vivid portrait of life as a Northern Californian 20-something, from the cinematic vistas of the Oakland hills to visceral childhood memories.
Lauded by Pigeons & Planes as “smart, introspective hip-hop” and deemed “one of the most promising spitters out right now” by XXL, the 24-year-old bares all through a kaleidoscoping mosaic of love and heartbreak, weed smoke and college loans, family ties and simmering ambitions, triumph and loss.
Baba Ali was part of electronic duo Voices of Black from 2009-2015 and signed to underground dance label Wolf + Lamb records in 2009. The DJs/producers subsequently toured Europe, Latin America and the US.
Baba is now pursuing a solo career as a recording and visual artist/performer with the debut solo ‘NOMAD’ EP out now.