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Raised in Humboldt County, California, Callous attended UC Santa Barbara where he utilized his background in poetry and prose to create his first songs. Collaborating with Kush, a fellow student and rapper also from Humboldt, Callous began recording as a member of the Dirty Rats.
While still in college, Callous worked on various projects and performed in and around Santa Barbara.
After graduating in 2005, Callous returned to Humboldt where he focused solely on recording and performing with the Dirty Rats. Founded by Sonny Wong, the group quickly became well-known in the local hip-hop scene, opening for acts such as KRS-ONE, Cypress Hill, Redman, Guru, and Too Short.
In 2006, the group released another album, titled "Spitshine," and Callous followed this in 2007 with his solo debut, "One for the Note Books." In 2007 he also appeared on Kush's solo debut "Greenthumbs and Cauliflower Ears."
In 2009 the Dirty Rats released another crew album called "Kill The Dead Horse." Dirty Rat producer GMG released his CD "Lord of the Bings" featuring the entire crew in 2010. Callous was also featured on Kush's second solo album "Costanza Wallets in 2012. Also in 2012, the group put out their fourth album titled "Sentences Remain."
Set to release his second solo album "Supplemental Income" in spring of 2013, and another project with Wong and Kush, Callous is in Humboldt holding it down.