Cal Combs is an odd bird. There aren't very many artists that one could compare him to. For starters, Cal is a dedicated English teacher, whose first initiative in the profession was building a safe-space recording studio in the school he first completed his student teaching work in as an undergrad. He lives in Tokyo and has traveled to several different countries, he's worked as a newspaper reporter in New York, a cook in a pub, a tutor for students with disabilities, a dishwasher, and even an arcade chaperone. Somehow in the midst of it all he has created powerful and inspirational music that has even saved the lives of some of his students. More or less we don't know how to categorize Cal Combs, so we just let the music speak for itself.
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L.A. Rapper and producer is straightforward about Japan's hip-hop scene, calling it "a shut door." Combs has spent three years in Tokyo managed to garner a following, releasing several albums and music videos.
TOKYO WEEKENDER MAG
Lindholm did not provide the voice to go over his beat, nor the song's explosive lyrics: those belong to Cal Combs, who provided Lindholm with two different versions of the song to choose from...
Hip hop as we know it is constantly changing and our next features artist Cal Combs is a testament to the shift. Our understanding of the genre of hip-hop correlates direct with the values we characterize it by...
Back with another one, it's MLS and we've got a great guest for ya'll: burgeoning rapper Cal Combs! Cal is a dope American emcee currently based in Tokyo doing big things....
THE MEGA LATE SHOW
Making it in the rap world isn't easy, the best of the best start at the bottom and move up with nothing except a dream and a mic in hand. No one knows this better than Cal Combs who joins Johnny and Tom to explore the rap game in both America and Japan.