Sounds Like: Beastie Boys, Wu-Tang, Hieroglyphics, Living Legends
Label: Dirty Rat Records
Manager: Calder Hattan
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.
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“Callous is one of the wall-paper tall emcees who perform with the Fortuna-based Dirty Rats crew. Under his ever-present fitted baseball cap, he blends in with the rest of the group. With the release of his first solo album, “One for the Note Books,” he distinguishes himself as the group's reigning political critic and risk-taking poet. Early on in the album Callous stakes his claim on dense hip-hop, in a song called “Take That”: ”Oh my God left when he saw the design flaws Gone like five-and-dime shop and copies of Mein Kampf Pine box armies getting slaughtered like livestock Prodded along, then we stampede when the price drops” Callous has the credentials to be a home-schooled emcee. He moved to Eureka in the second grade and wrote poetry through high school. He first considered performing those poems when he met hip-hop savvy Kush at UC Santa Barbara. The two became roommates, and started home recording. Callous said this was a formative time, mostly for the”