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.
Genius Describes Caleb Brown’s Music
“Brown’s music plays like a postcard from his physical surroundings, providing visceral and unadulterated snapshots of the struggles many face in Baton Rouge. Like Pimp C, Boosie Badazz, and others before him, music is both an opportunity for escapism and realism. However, Caleb’s trajectory is leading him outside of the thematic limits that those genre pioneers forged.”
Caleb Brown 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.”