Calboy has seen much success come his way over the past three years. His breakout single “Envy Me” hit #10 on the Billboard Hip Hop and R&B Streaming Charts in 2018.
2020 XXL Freshman, Calboy, releases his newest single “Miseducation (feat. Lil Wayne).” Channeling his vulnerable side, Calboy pays homage to the 1998 classic The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with lyrical references made by himself and the vetaran, Lil Wayne.
Repping Chicago, Calboy has seen much success come his way over the past three years. His breakout single “Envy Me” hit #10 on the Billboard Hip Hop and R&B Streaming Charts in 2018. His debut album, Wildboy, was released in 2019 under RCA Records and his sophomore album Long Live The Kings in 2020. Shortly after, he was named a 2020 XXL Freshman and deservedly so.
Produced by OZ and Austin Powerz, melancholy piano chords and underwater vocal samples match the mood set by Calboy’s lyrics. Witnessing violence that often times resulted in murder as a youth, and as an adult, Calboy expresses feelings of constant stress amongst himself and the people he grew up with. Living with despair, he asks God for guidance as he raps,
“Feed your soul like Lauryn Hill and some Wyclef / Pray to the Lord, He give me guidance in the right steps / My shorties wild and they get live up in the night, yeah / I’m from the darkness, baby, I’m so used to nightmares.”
No stranger to violence, Lil Wayne hops on the second verse and puffs his chest in usual Weezy fashion. He raps,
“From the bottom of my heart, my heart so bottomless, baow / I’ll knock your top off, son / Ready or not, here I come.”
Released alongside a cinematic music video directed by Shomi Patwary, the video tells a tale of great potential turned into an untimely demise. Miseducation certainly sets Calboy apart from others and solidifies his undeniably bright future.
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Grant Boyer is a hip hop head at heart from Chicago, IL. Some of his all-time favorite artists are J. Cole, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Biggie. When he’s not writing, he’s playing his Nintendo Switch, watching Seinfeld reruns, and collecting vinyl and cool hip hop collectibles. The coolest hip hop collectible he owns is an original Jay-Z Dead Presidents cassette from 1995. He’s also wondering if anybody has a working cassette player he can borrow.