HappyBirthdayCalvin employs the powers of a highly active imagination to magnify the scope of hip-hop.
The 17-year-old Chicago rapper/producer went from scribbling down his dreams word-for-word and penning poems in middle school to shining at ChiArts: Chicago High School of the Arts. While there, he began racking up countless streams on Soundcloud.
Born and raised in a single parent home, Calvin developed a fascination with poetry and eventually hip-hop sparked by Lil Wayne, Kanye West, G Herbo, Tyler, The Creator, and Kid Cudi, to name a few. In high school, he turned his rhymes into music, crafting beats and recording himself on Fruity Loops. In late 2018, he caught the attention of LPeezy of At The Studio, an independent Chicago label and has since flourished. Since teaming up, he’s released two three-song EPs, No Friends 1 & 2 that created a buzz that has him slated to be one of the most exciting new acts on the rise.