Caleb Brown Raps In His Casket In “Die A Legend” Video

With less than two weeks to go until  the release of his fifth EP, BROWN, Rostrum Records artist Caleb Brown partnered with HipHopDX.com to deliver the project’s first visual, for the single “Die A Legend.”
The video finds Caleb rapping from the casket at his own funeral, with a delivery that makes it clear that he is intent on doing exactly what the title says, while still offering a level of vulnerability as he details a myriad of obstacles trying to keep him from that goal. The hard-hitting song, which has garnered over 25,000 streams on Soundcloud since it’s June 29 release, is the perfect marriage of Caleb’s laid back yet aggressive lyrics and Sonny Digitals drum-heavy production; distinctive sounds that, in the end, is a departure from what both artist and producer have created in the past.
Over the course of the last two years, Baton Rouge-bred artist Caleb Brown has established himself as “One To Watch,” not only coming from his state or region, but rather emerging as one of the great early talents of his generation. The release of BROWNproduced entirely by multi-platinum producer Sonny Digital, will serve to solidify that reputation. The 5-track project is slated for a July 20 release via Rostrum Records and will mark Caleb Brown’s second release of 2018, with the first being the Social Experiment Series.
For BROWN, the duo exchanged and sharpened ideas for songs over the course of eight months. The end result is five sinister hip-hop bangers. Caleb Brown may sound like he is having fun as he hungers for personal success, with his punchy hooks and a pit stop at a strip club. But a closer listen reveals how he is also wrestling with thoughts of infidelity (“Player’s Club”), addiction (“American Bulldozer”) and depression. “I don’t want to live if death is all I think about,” he confesses in “Wanted,” a song where he grants a closer look at his inner psyche.

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Rostrum Records Artist Caleb Brown Delivers First Single From New Sonny Digital Produced EP

Over the course of the last two years, Baton Rouge-bred artist Caleb Brown has established himself as “One To Watch,” not only coming from his state or region, but rather emerging as one of the great early talents of his generation. The release of his fifth EP, BROWNproduced entirely by multi-platinum producer Sonny Digital, will serve to solidify that reputation. The 5-track project is slated for a July 20 release via Rostrum Records and will mark Caleb Brown’s second release of 2018, with the first being the Social Experiment Series.
On Friday, June 29th, Caleb Brown offered fans their first look at the new EP via the release of the project’s first song, “Die A Legend” (Click here to listen on Soundcloud). The hard-hitting song, which has garnered nearly 5,000 streams in three days, is the perfect marriage of Caleb’s laid back yet aggressive lyrics and Sonny Digitals heavy drum beat; distinctive sounds that, in the end, is a departure from what both artist and producer have created in the past. While Caleb’s tone makes it clear that he is intent on doing exactly what the title says, “Die A Legend,” still offers a level of vulnerability as he details a myriad of obstacles trying to keep him from that goal.
For BROWN, the duo exchanged and sharpened ideas for songs over the course of eight months. The end result is five sinister hip-hop bangers. Caleb Brown may sound like he is having fun as he hungers for personal success, with his punchy hooks and a pit stop at a strip club. But a closer listen reveals how he is also wrestling with thoughts of infidelity (“Player’s Club”), addiction (“American Bulldozer”) and depression. “I don’t want to live if death is all I think about,” he confesses in “Wanted,” a song where he grants a closer look at his inner psyche.
“When I was diagnosed [as bipolar], I started looking at myself different,” Brown says. “When they tell you that everything you like is a result of an illness, it’s a mindfuck.”
Recruiting only three collaborators on the project, Spacejam Bob on “MOB” and Childish Major and Jose Xavier on “Wanted,” Caleb Brown delivers a courageously transparent project that shows his ability to fully embrace all facets of his personality through his art, while still creating a project that is palatable and relatable to listeners across the world.

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Baton Rouge Rapper Caleb Brown Drops Visual For “blueblk” Featuring IDK

Caleb Brown & IDK‘s banger “Bleublk” given striking new visuals. Caleb Brown does not want to be kept in a box labeling him as a “conscious rapper” because he is much more than that. While politically-tinted in nature, his track “Bleublk” with IDK is also a legitimate banger with booming bass and impressive flows. The song has been given some striking visuals to further the narrative behind the lyrics, picturing Caleb Brown and IDK in what appears to be a mental facility. Brown wears a Bane-like mask, blocking his mouth while he still manages to spit an impressive verse.

Both artists are restrained throughout the video, locked up with chains to prevent them from moving around. IDK is lucky enough to be left without a mask but he wears a straitjacket to limit his motions. The video is notably dark, edited with cold tones in mind to elaborate on the song’s content.

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Baton Rouge Rapper Caleb Brown Releases Visual for “Batonstan Pt. 3” The Final Installment of his Latest Project “Social Experiment

Caleb Brown continues to make his mark on the game with thought-provoking videos and the release of his new visual for “BatonStan Pt. 3” is proof he’s got a story to tell.

Directed by Juwan Lee, the video kicks off with Brown and his crew getting ready for a drive-by shooting, as the rapper details what his environment is like—a war zone similar to Afghanistan, which inspired the song’s title. Similar to his previous tracks, Caleb also deals with his own emotions in the video as he spits about giving up.

“I was in the bricks for way too long and you ain’t send me nothin’/Thought that we was homies, you just tryna make me broke or somethin’/Nigga, please, I wrote them songs myself and you ain’t write me nothin’/Yeah, we grew like brothers but you leechin’, I don’t owe you nothin’/Make sure that your kid was always fed and never want for nothin’,” he rhymes.

The visual culminates with the drive-by occurring, as the rapper and his crew pull up on two people and unload shots. The rapper eventually hops out the car and continues shooting at the people but pauses to reveal that one of the men he’s shooting is actually himself.

According to Brown, the song’s inspiration comes from his hometown of Baton Rouge, La. “The song is the third installment of the ‘BatonStan’ series, which is basically exactly what it says: Baton Rouge is like Afghanistan,” he tells XXL. “It comes from a more personal place this time around as I’m a bit older than I was when I started the series (I was 15).”

While the song isn’t featured on an album, you can find “BatonStan Pt. 3” on a playlist-like project. “The song is from a slight playlisting type of situation called ‘The Social Experiment,’ which included ‘bleublk‘ featuring Idk and ‘Hangin,’ he shares. “This is the final song. The playlist is available everywhere now.”

His recent set of visuals highlight mental health issues, which is very personal to Caleb Brown. In a time where many kids are coming up dealing with much of the same issues, the rapper is dedicated to serving as a voice for these kids. “Blueblk,” “Hanging” and “BatonStan Pt. 3” are part of a mental health campaign with visuals that demonstrate how destructive a mind can really be.

Up next for Brown, the rapper is working on a “special project” with a “very special and influential producer.” According to the rapper, the project is currently being mixed. “Excited to get it out, some of my most personal work yet,” Brown states. “After that, we’re hitting the road and tappin’ in with the fans.”

The project will follow the rapper’s January release of his What’s So Fun About Perfect EP with Jose Xavier.

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Rostrum Records’ Caleb Brown Releases “Hangin” The Second Visual Installment From The Social Experiment by Caleb Brown

Caleb Brown releases “Hangin‘,” the second installment to his “Social Experiment By Caleb Brown” on Rostrum Records.

The first release from the “Social Experiment…” was “bleublk” which garnered early exposure by Complex, HotNewHipHop, XXL, and more. “bleublk” can be heard here.

Part 3, the last and final installment is “BatonStand” and will be released in the coming weeks.

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Baton Rouge Rapper Caleb Brown Drops His Latest Song “blueblk” Featuring IDK

Caleb first dove deep into making music after his freshman year of high school when plans changed once he got cut from his high school basketball team. “I really wanted to play basketball, and once that didn’t work out, I saw music as a form of therapy for me,” he said. Playing basketball had been Caleb’s ultimate goal for high school and beyond, but after experiencing personal successes with the rap projects he released in high school, he decided to stick with it.

However, he had already been making music and experimenting with hip-hop prior to that time. Since elementary school Caleb has been experimenting with rapping and making music, saying that one of his friends put him on to it all the way back in elementary school; “you rap because all of your friends rap, so that was just kind of the thing to do.” During high school, his talent simply shifted from a side project to his main focus of attention and growing up, his main musical inspirations were Kanye West, Yolanda Adams, Tupac, and Lil Wayne, who Caleb considers “the best rapper alive.”

As far as the personal occurrences and events that left Caleb with impressions he might try to include in his music, he says he just tries to include “everything,” and that “trying to make sense of it all as a teenager” is his main goal when making music. So far, he has put out 4 projects – Fear, Empathy, All Dawgs Go to Heaven, and All Dawgs Go to Heaven 2 – and states that out of all of them, Empathy has been his favorite project thus far. “It was a strange place. I had just come home from staying in Atlanta. There were just a lot of things that had happened. It was crazy.”

While staying in Atlanta for a year, Caleb attended Campbell High School in a county just north of Atlanta, saying that it was where he “had the real high school experience.” But when he first arrived, he didn’t enjoy Atlanta at all. He said, “I didn’t like nothing about Atlanta; I wanted to go back home. But you know, it soon started to grow on me. I met some really great people who I have great relationships with today, and I wouldn’t be able to talk about a lot of the things that I can talk about today if it wasn’t for me coming here, so I wouldn’t change any of it.”

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Caleb Brown With His Black Cypress Brethren Drop Debut Mixtape – Swamp Tales And Video For “Club Third”

In September, HipHopDX introduced readers to a Baton Rouge collective called Black Cypress. The talented crew, which includes Rostrum Records artist Caleb Brown, looks to make a bigger impression on listeners with the release of their debut project, Swamp Tales.

“This project is the story of the average kid in Baton Rouge from nine different perspectives,” Brown told HipHopDX. “We speak on the vices that grip us the most like women and drugs as well as calling out the crabs in the bucket theory placed upon the city. Tales of the young, black and burdened.”

The project gives all nine MCs — Brown, Quadry, Blaze Jose, JIREH, DQ Rogers, xelA7th, BRANDØM, T. Davis and RyaN Jéy — a chance to shine over the course of 12 tracks produced by TyDidThi$Beat, Swiger and OG Muchee. On top of that, the group also released a music video for their lead single, “Club Third,” with the help of director Evan Kidd.

Check out the mixtape stream and “Club Third” video above by clicking the black boxes, along with the cover art and track list below.

Black Cypress Release Debut
1. FuccOutMySwamp (Skit)
2. Swamp f. JIREH, T. Davis, Blaze Jose, BRANDØM & xelA7th [Prod. TyDidThi$Beat]
3. Couple Pots f. Caleb Brown, Quadry, BRANDØM & RyaN Jèy [Prod. Swiger]
4. Club Third f. T. Davis, RyaN Jèy, Blaze Jose, DQ Rogers, JIREH, Quadry & Caleb Brown [Prod. TyDidThi$Beat]
5. Park Talk f. RyaN Jèy, xelA7th & BRANDØM [Prod. Swiger]
6. Downbad f. JIREH, Caleb Brown, xelA7th, Blaze Jose & Quadry [Prod. Swiger]
7. Coldest Yet f. JIREH, T.Davis, Quadry & xelA7th [Prod. Swiger]
8. Kayla f. Blaze Jose & T. Davis [Prod. OG Muchee]
9. The Count f. T. Davis, JIREH, Blaze Jose & DQ Rogers [Prod. TyDidThi$Beat]
10. AintMyRound (Skit)
11. Damn f. Caleb Brown, JIREH, T. Davis & BRANDØM [Prod. TyDidThi$Beat]
12. Bitch, I’m High f. Caleb Brown, Blaze Jose, xelA7th, DQ Rogers, BRANDØM, JIREH, T. Davis & RyaN Jèy [Prod. Swiger & TyDidThi$Beat]

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Black Cypress https://www.instagram.com/blkcypress/
Caleb Brown | https://twitter.com/TheCalebBrown
RyaN Jèy | https://twitter.com/RyaNJey
T. Davis | https://twitter.com/WhoisTDavis
Blaze Jose | https://twitter.com/blazexjose
DQ Rogers | https://twitter.com/DQRogers
JIREH | https://twitter.com/jirehpc
xelA7th | https://twitter.com/xelA7th
BRANDØM | https://twitter.com/STAYBRANDOM
Quadry | https://twitter.com/QUAD
OG Muchee | https://twitter.com/ogxmuchee
Production: Swiger | https://twitter.com/SwigerMusic TyDidThi$Beat | https://twitter.com/TyDidThisBeat