A new act out of Chicago by the name of Calid B took me by surprise with the recent debut of his new video, “Parasites” on HipHopDX.
A new act out of Chicago by the name of Calid B took me by surprise with the recent debut of his new video, “Parasites” on HipHopDX. The visual serves as a sort of prequel to his upcoming project, Afrobang which he looks tease at an upcoming Party Noire. This one comes directed by Nathan Salter, a veteran in the game via his work with Chance The Rapper, Eryn Allen Kane and Austin Vesely. Calid B. is a Chicago based producer/emcee that is pioneering his own sound in which he describes as Afrobang. After making his mark in the industry as a manager for BrandUn DeShay and an ad man at some of the world’s top ad agencies, Calid is now ready to share his musical talents in more of a lead role. AfroBang is inspired by his upbringing which is firmly rooted in what it means to be a black man in America today, but also reaches back to his father’s Cote D’Ivoirian origins. The energy behind Afrobang fuses together contemporary hip hop production elements like trap drums, synths, and 808s with the tribal percussions and chants from west Africa. However, AfroBang is more than music – it is a necessary culture and a community that Calid plans on cultivating. AfroBang Vol. 3000 is the first EP of a series that Calid B. plans to release. It includes features from Chicago stand outs Sam Trump, Adad, and Cori Munro, in addition to a rap debut from the Party Noire collective.