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"Growing up in Los Angeles, CA, music was a part of life that "Cali The Artist" grew to know. Being the son of a musician, Cali's father had him playing the guitar, drums, and piano at the age of 6, before most of the other neighborhood kids even knew what music was. Coming from an interracial family, Mexican and Native American backgrounds, Cali was always around new and different types, forms, and talents of music. By the time Cali was 8 years old, his older cousin introduced him to the world and religion of Hip Hop, where artists like N.W.A, 2 Pac, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Biggie, Nas, Too Short and Mac Dre were constantly in rotation on his stereo. Before Cali could finish his 4th year of middle school, his family decided to move to his mothers home place of Northern California's "Humboldt County". After graduating highschool, he linked up with a few local producers and dropped his first mixtape titled, "Global Grindin'". His unique sound and beats sparked a buzz that drove him to record 10 more mixtapes in a span of 3 years, 2009 to 2011. Of course he could not have done this without his local fans, that had grown from a few hundred to a few thousand in only months! Cali The Artist desires to catch the attention of those who love music as much as he does and dreams to set his presence on a pedestal for people to listen to his style and stories in a way they've never heard before in Hip Hop."