Chicago Rapper Calboy Shares New Track And Video For “Caroline” Ft. Polo G

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Announces 5/17 Wildboy EP, As His Breakout Single “Envy Me” Goes Platinum

The 20-Year-Old Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records Signee Achieves a New Milestone in His Meteoric Rise as He Connects With Polo G for “Caroline” Video


Critical Praise for Calboy:

“Eerie, bright and hyper-violent, [‘Envy Me’] revels in the dichotomy of Calboy’s delivery and is one of the reasons it’s an off-kilter hit.” – Rolling Stone

“Not only had Calboy improved his melodic delivery and descriptive storytelling, but the track’s somber piano-driven beat felt like the perfect accompaniment for his emotive vocals.” Pitchfork

The Announcement:

Bursting out of the South Side of Chicago with a combination of melody and moxie, Calboy is one of the city’s freshest and most exciting new faces. Capitalizing on the momentum of his recently Platinum-certified single “Envy Me,” Calboy shares “Caroline,” a brand new track and accompanying music video. Premiered by Complex, he teams up with fellow Chicago native Polo G, who contributes a tense and tuneful verse, the two rising stars rhyme melodically about the dangers facing their neighborhood as they stalk an abandoned basketball court.

“Caroline” ft. Polo G is the first taste of the Wildboy EP, Calboy’s next project. Featuring appearances from Meek Mill, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Durk, Yo Gotti, Polo G, and Tre Pound, Wildboy EP arrives on May 17th via Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records.

Says Calboy about his upcoming EP, “I can only speak on the daily struggles and trials of growing up in the streets. As a young black male in Chicago, my petals darkened, yet I still became something beautiful through the mud. Story of the wild rose. Story of the WILDBOY. ”

The catalyst for his burgeoning stardom, Calboy’s RIAA-certified Platinum single “Envy Me” is buoyantly melodic and packed with hooks, but also tinged by the violence of Calboy’s hometown. Currently sitting in the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100, “Envy Me” racked up more than 300 million streams on all platforms, including 71 million views on its YouTube video. The song generates an additional 549k streams every day on Spotify, where it sits at #25 on the US Top Charts.

Recently profiled as one of Billboard’s 2019 Chartbreakers and currently managed by Meek Mill’s Dream Chasers Management, Calboy will soundtrack countless summers in Chicago and beyond. Watch “Caroline” ft. Polo G:

Watch “Caroline”:

Read Complex Premiere:

Watch “Envy Me”:

For inquiries, please contact:

Michelle McDevitt, Audible Treats:
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Kristin Somin, RCA Records:

The Background:

A self-taught singer and musician, Calboy started making rap music at the age of 12, influenced by the sounds of drill heroes like Lil Durk with poppier fare like Ed Sheeran. As he began to master making his own instrumentals and songs on Pro Tools, Calboy became involved with YOUmedia, the Chicago public arts program with notable alumni like Chance The Rapper. At the age of 16, Calboy started the Paper Gang Inc. imprint, with some help from his mother, and eventually his music began to catch on in Chicago, reaching the ears of G Herbo, who boosted Calboy’s single. In August 2018, Calboy shared “Envy Me,” which became a Billboard Top 40 hit off the strength of a viral dance craze. Now signed to Polo Grounds/RCA Records, Calboy is ready to take the next step on the ladder to stardom.

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“Caroline” ft. Polo G:

“Envy Me”: