DIY Texas rapper CalenRaps has cultivated a music career by skillfully rhyming about his life, vulnerabilities, and aspirations.
• The Arlington native began posting hip-hop songs to Soundcloud in late 2015.
• In 2016, CalenRaps was a standout participant in platinum producer BubbaGotBeatz’s viral #TenToesDownChallenge, where artists performed to his “Ten Toes” instrumental.
• His emotional 2018 single “Hear Me (Freestyle),” which touches on his relationship with his estranged father, has earned millions of streams.
• Calen relocated to California to immerse himself in the L.A. music scene. The move inspired 2020’s Homesick album.