Video: Kalan.FrFr – “Pray“
The L.A. Rising Star Lives It Up in the Latest Video From His TwoFr 2 Project
“On the West Coast, Kalan has emerged as the premier vocalist in L.A.’s thriving street rap scene, closer in comparison to Ty Dolla $ign than OhGeesy…but Kalan proves he can go bar for bar with L.A.’s best.” – Pitchfork
“Don’t be fooled by Kalan.frfr. Just because he often uses his warm R&B melody over lush piano keys doesn’t mean he’s making bright-eyed love songs…When you’re talking about L.A.’s new wave of sh*t-talking, designer-obsessed rappers, Kalan.frfr should be included. He just happens to sing.” – Pitchfork
“Upon meeting YG, Kalan.frfr was honored that the hip-hop superstar was a fan of his music.” – HYPEBEAST
“Kalan.Frfr has been a part of an exciting new wave of LA rap that includes artists like himself, Shoreline Mafia, 1TakeJay, and the currently incarcerated cult favourites Drakeo the Ruler & 03 Greedo. Unlike most of the artists on that list, Kalan’s music retains a consistently celebratory vibe with an emphasis on party bangers. It’s certainly something he does well.” –HotNewHipHop
Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Songs of 2020 (“Scoring”) – EARMILK
Kalan.FrFr is a unique figure in the L.A. rap scene, carving his own lane with his smoothly melodic flow. Giving the visual treatment to a highlight track from his recent TwoFr 2 project, Kalan shares “Pray.” The song finds Kalan spitting tuneful confessions about how the residual pain from his traumatic past fuels his ambition and keeps him grounded as he ascends the rap game: “I don’t even bang, n****s keep me in they politics/Trappin’ out my dorm, I used to re-up with my scholarship,” says Kalan. Like the video for TwoFr 2 opening track “Look At Me,” the “Pray” video finds Kalan living his “boat life” on an extended vacation to Miami, as he parties with models and shoots hoops with his homies.
Released in March, TwoFr 2 is an excellent showcase of what makes the Compton native special, namely his silky, rhythmic croon and his sharp sense of songcraft. The project earned critical praise from outlets like Okayplayer, who called it “breezy, bouncy music perfect for a trip to the West Coast,” and Lyrical Lemonade, who called the album “some of the best music coming out of the West Coast,” as well as positive notices in HotNewHipHop, RESPECT, and more. The project is home to “Scoring,“ which peaked in the Top 30 of Urban Radio airplay charts, “Get In,” a lumbering, piano-heavy banger with an appearance from Stunna 4 Vegas, and “No Love” ft. Mozzy, which has a music video that pays tribute to Paid In Full, one of Kalan’s favorite films..
The Compton native will perform songs from TwoFr 2 live on the “TwoFr Tour,” which embarks this fall. Kicking off in Houston on November 3rd, the tour weaves through the Western U.S., culminating in two hometown shows at The Novo on November 23rd-24th. His first tour since Fall 2019, the “TwoFr Tour” will feature performances of songs from TwoFr 2, as well as past hits like “Naked” and “Fine Ass.” TwoFr 2 is streaming everywhere via First Class Entertainment/Roc Nation.
A major figure in Los Angeles’ stacked rap scene, recently crashing the Top 10 of Billboard’s Emerging L.A. Artists chart, Kalan.FrFr earned accolades and co-signs for his breezy melodies and hard-hitting bars. With TwoFr 2, Kalan solidifies his unique position on the West Coast scene, and builds even more anticipation about great things to come.
Watch “Pray”: https://kalan.lnk.to/PRAY
Buy/Stream TwoFr 2: https://kalan.lnk.to/TwoFR2
Buy tickets for the “TwoFr Tour” at www.kalanfrfr.com
“TwoFr Tour” dates:
11/3 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/4 Dallas, TX – Trees
11/7 Denver, CO – Cervantes Otherside
11/9 Salt Lake City, UT – The Grand at Complex
11/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
11/16 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
11/17 Oakland, CA – New Parish
11/20 Phoenix, AZ – Aura
11/21 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
11/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
11/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
Kalan.FrFr’s emphasis on keeping things real has propelled his career from the beginning. He has risen to prominence in the saturated Los Angeles music scene blurring the lines between rapper and singer, thoughtfulness, and turn-up.
Buy Kalan.frfr tour tickets at http://www.kalanfrfr.com
“Look At Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV-cZ07wzvk
TwoFr 2: https://kalan.lnk.to/TwoFR2
“Get In” ft. Stunna 4 Vegas: https://youtu.be/VfgrMMt1be4
“Right Wit It” (Remix) ft. YG: https://youtu.be/_lN3XlpgZ5I