Caleb Brown, an 18-year-old MC born and raised in the Sherwood area of Baton Rouge, La. found music as an outlet to express his anger about the violence and wrongdoings in his community. The youngest of five, Caleb introduction into music was gospel and hip-hop. He became huge fans of Aaliyah, Boosie BadAzz, Lil Wayne, 2Pac and Kanye West. Brown began rapping in the fourth grade, writing a song titled “New Orleans” that mimicked the flow of Wayne. Throughout the next couple of years, the young MC adopted a number of rap names while uploading music to Datpiff and HotNewHipHop.
But it wasn’t until high school, when Brown’s hoop dreams ended after he didn’t make the freshman basketball team that he started to take things seriously. He changed his moniker to Caleb Brown, which is his government name, and put all his energy into becoming a rapper, studying legends like Nas, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan and Mystical.