Growing up in the slums was only half of Calibars struggle. Having spent nearly five years in prison, Calibars uses the experience to motivate him, “the twist actually gave me a piece of mind and helped me draw out my vision.” During his incarceration, Calibars spent some time in the solitary confinement. During this time, he wrote 5 street novels and a slew of songs which he is currently recording. At 26 he realizes he is in his prime and is ready to use his past experiences to propel him to greatness in the future.
IAA: What is your music background?
CALIBARS: I have come from a rap and hip-hop background. I write hood music that people who experienced pain and struggle can relate too. I also have music to motivate people to do goof as well. All of my music not about guns, drugs and murder, I try to switch it up.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
CALIBARS: I have a vision that I don’t think everybody can see. In Philly, there are thousands of rappers who are hot. When I hear that a rapper from Philly got signed to a major record label I start the countdown 10,9,8. I know that the artist will eventually dwindle away. The work artists put in for a label, they could do for themselves. It may take longer, but the results would be in their favor. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a deal. I would take a label deal.
IAA: What are your songs about?
CALIBARS: My songs are about the pain and the struggles of the slums. I have a flavor that I think everybody can enjoy.
IAA: Who is fan base directed to?
CALIBARS: I don’t discriminate, my music is for everybody.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
CALIBARS: My musical influences span include Tupac, Biggie, Kool G Rap, and Jay Z. I am also influenced by Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons, even though he’s not a musician. I like these artists because they dedicated their whole lives to music.
IAA: How do you describe your music to people?
CALIBARS: My music is touching, emotional, vivid and painful. It explains who I am
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
CALIBARS: I stand out because you can actually go to my hood and find out that I’m everything I say I am. If you’re real you recognize real, so I’m pretty sure you’re gone see through the smoke screen that a lot of these dudes be putting up.
IAA: What are some of the upcoming projects, you are currently working on?
CALIBARS: I’m working on building a photography company. I also have been producing and directing music videos. Currently I’m working on my second mix tape and a compilation album for Money Machine/Area Seven. I’m multi talented. I act, ghost-write, and I’m into fashion. I have a clothing line coming out this summer called Arch Angels. The ladies are going to love it.
IAA: What are your career goals, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CALIBARS: I have a lot of career goals outside of music. Music is a passion of mine. I love creating music, performing, and just being a part of it. It is satisfying to me. In ten years I plan to be retired on an island full of naked woman.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and get in contact with you?
CALIBARS: Holla at me!
reverbnation under Calibars.
face book @ Calibars da prince.
YouTube @calibars777 or @themoneymachines that’s where all my official videos and production are.
Twitter @ calibars215 olla at me!