Cal Wayne
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Cal Wayne

Houston, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Houston, TX | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop




"Cal Wayne’s ‘Ghetto’ Resurrects Hip Hop"

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

"Watching The Astros With Rapper Cal Wayne"

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

"Cal Wayne - Look What It Did"

Third Ward Houston’s Cal Wayne has perfected storytelling in his own way while representing a sound that is oh so Houston. Currently preparing to release his album Didn’t Know on October 30th, Cal Wayne recently gave us a bit of what to expect with his single, “Look What It Did” featuring OMB Bloodbath. If the album is anything like the single, Cal Wayne has a really dope work of art on his hands. . Check out the visuals for “Look What It Did” and keep up with Cal Wayne to make sure you hear the album when it drops! -

"Cal Wayne Drops "Look What It Did" Video"

Cal Wayne still goes to the studio and aggressively put in work because of his passion for the music and love of his neighborhood of Third Ward in Houston, Texas.
His latest single “Look What It Did” is the first track from the soon to be released album Ghetto Royalty The David Ruffin Eddie Kane Jr. Story. - The Hip-Hop Publicist

"Lil T, Killa Cal Wayne & Gutta"

“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. From his base of 3rd Ward Houston, where few apologies exist, Killa Cal Wayne reminds us that yes, we still have a problem and no, the art of expressing the ground-level carnage has yet to run its course…” - Texas Rapps

"Notes from Ram Of Optimo Radio's Birthday Bash At Isis"

“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. With the exception of the first minute or so where he was performing the perfunctory Song About Swag, he managed to corral the type of aggressive, emotive earnestness that made his About My Brother’s Business mixtape enjoyable.” - Houston Press


Released: September 27, 2018  Genre: Hip Hop/Rap Label: ArSea Records

Ghetto Royalty - The David Ruffin / Eddie Kane Jr. Story

Released: January 1, 2018  Genre: Hip Hop/ Rap  Label: Cal Wayne Music

"Didn't Know" (single)

Released: October 30, 2017  Genre: Hip Hop/Rap   Label: Cal Wayne Music

"Look What It Did" feat. OMB Bloodbath (single)

Released: September 8, 2017  Genre: Hip Hop/Rap   Label: Cal Wayne Music

Ghetto Superstar

Released: Oct 20, 2016   Genre: Hip Hop    Style: Gangsta

The Best of Cal Wayne

Released: July 1, 2015   Genre: Hip-hop/rap

God Don't Make Mistakes

Released: January 14, 2014   Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Take Me As I Am

Released: Mar 01, 2012    Genre: Hip Hop    Style: Gangsta, Thug Rap

  1. Headed To Da Promised Land (2010)
  2. Respect B4 Da Money (2011)
  3. Tired of Crashing (2011)
  4. About My Brothers Business (2012)



Cal Wayne (formerly Killa Cal Wayne) is the epitome of a lyrical storyteller. He has a niche telling his truths in the rawest form giving listeners and fans a vivid mental note of his fight for survival and mission to make his community proud and better.

Robbed of a descent childhood and his music royalties several times over, Cal Wayne still goes to the studio and aggressively put in work because of his passion for music and the love of his neighborhood Third Ward in Houston, Texas. He carries the legacy of the likes of Big Moe, Big Pokey, Fat Pat, and the torch of Z-RO and Scarface.

Cal Wayne has never allowed misfortunes to halt his drive and success. He has been blessed to collaborate on songs with Houston rap legends like Scarface, Bun B,  Paul Wall, and Trae Tha Truth to name a few. His performances as opening act for Boosie Badazz as well as MoneyBagg Yo not only broadened his fan base, but has afforded him world wide recognition spanning all the way to London, England where fans voted for his chance to perform at Coast 2 Coast Live. Other notable awards and nominations were for Best Male Rapper (Broadcast Houston Scarface Award), Street Choice Award (4th Annual GO DJ Awards), and Broadcast Houston’s 2018 ALBUM OF THE YEAR  for his album “Ghetto Royalty”.

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