Daily Discovery: Caleb Hawley, “Bada Boom, Bada Bling”


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Harlem-based Caleb Hawley is an American soul singer and songwriter originally hailing from Minneapolis. His new EP, Side 2, is out today (9/9)! You can purchase Side 2 here.

ARTIST: Caleb Hawley

SONG: Bada Boom, Bada Bling”

BIRTHDATE: 03.16.1985 – song was born June of 2011

HOMETOWN: Minneapolis


AMBITIONS: To stop worrying about my ambitions and just be able to be proud of the music I create regardless of how it’s received.

TURN-OFFS: Musically? Repetition & cliches are a couple.

TURN-ONS: Genuine grooves and synthesizers at the moment.

DREAM GIG: Outdoor music festivals with good sound and hospitality. Hopefully I’ll get to have that gig many times.


This ain’t about this y’all, it ain’t about that

This ain’t about the booty movin’ pumpin’ the max

This ain’t about this, that, what, where or how

This about the freaks doing everything they wanna do now!

From “Now” off of “Gold Experience”

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: I seem to know a lot of compulsive liars, but if I’m just being a skeptic then they are the craziest people I know.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Happy Birthday

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: David Lee Roth, Hoda Kotb, Randy Newman,

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Beck with puppets at Bonaroo 2007.

I WROTE THIS SONG: After seeing Beyonce on the VMAs sing “Girls” a couple years back. I wanted to response song in agreement with her about finding a sugar mama.


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