Berkeley rapper Caleborate — who we believe will be the next big thing to come out of the East Bay — drops a new music video today for his song, “El Bandito,” off of his 2015 album, Hella Good. The lush, melodic track, which melds well with the 23-year-old's athletic, deliberate flow, was produced by Bay Area natives Drew Banga and 1-O.A.K.
[jump] The track touches on a slew of random topics, such as walking through Berkeley, chakras, earthy girls, and the suckiness of working at retail stores.
“I guess it's just a statement, somewhat like a journal entry,” Caleborate said. “Ultimately, it revolves around me being committed to my career and those who are committed to mine, as well.”
In the one shot video, various friends and influencers make cameos, like Heart Break Gang producer Oliver “Kuya Beats” Rodriguez, DJ OG Kel, and photographer Neex. At its end, Caleborate's new project, entitled 1993, is announced via a still of the album art. That's all we get: no track listings, no release date, no nothing.
But that's okay. Caleborate never fails to impress, so the wait will be worth it.