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Unsigned Hype: King Callis

An Ohio native – Akron, Ohio to be exact – King Callis started writing music at the age of 10; however it wasn’t until his teenage years that he started actually recording his music and taking it seriously. The move to Charlotte, North Carolina, and later meeting a few key players in the underground music scene gave Callis the breakthrough he needed to cement him into the scene as a major player. Callis’ sound mirrors that of the late 90’s Common Sense or Slum Village, with his own added flavor thrown in. That is what’s truly given him an advantage over many of the artists that surround him. His strength lies in his ability to engage a crowd, while giving food for thought – and making them come back for much more.

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Riley here — father, artist, videographer, professional writer and SERIOUS hip-hop head. I'm a member of the Universal Zulu Nation, and I think everything is better on vinyl. Add me on Twitter! @specialdesigns