Cal Wayne – In The Press

“The artists loyalty is undeniable, yet not always reciprocated “ I done broke bread with a snake and didn’t know it,” Cal Wayne confesses over percussive beats, reliving some of lives most heartbreaking moments. Not to spoil it, but to those of you who requested this review: THANK YOU! Ghetto is easily one of my favorite albums of 2018. Call me ‘ghetto’, but I could relate to the non-boasting-all-truth story telling that Cal Wayne employs to share his life’s struggles. ” Brianca Jay – The Core 94

“Sitting in the backseat of his Buick, he juggled multiple cell phones and social media accounts, the full-time work of being a hustling musician. The songs sell themselves — if he can get them to people’s ears. His music is best described as journalism, telling the struggles and joys of living in Houston in 2017.” Wright Thompson – ESPN

“As I remember it, J. Prince of the Rap-A-Lot Records empire was the very one to coin the phrase “reality rap”. On one hand, the term is a cop-out designed to excuse the promotion of rampant drug dealing, imprisonment, and death. On another hand, and this was Lil J’s exact point, these are the things that are actually at work in the hood. So why blame anyone for merely wanting to document “reality”? At any rate in 2011, Killa Cal Wayne has forcibly snatched the baton previously carried by the likes of Scarface and Z-Ro and continues to run cutthroat circles around the track of reality rap.  Harvey Canal – Texas Rapps

“There were a ton of performances at the party, the most surprising of which being the ten-minute explosion Killa Cal-Wayne put on. Two things about his performance you didn’t expect: 1) He has a noteworthy ability of being able to translate his brand of thug-rap to a live show, which has been a hindrance for a lot of similar artists not named Trae or J-Dawg.  Shea Serrano – Houston Press