(AllHipHop Music) West Coast rapper JP Cali Smoov grew up in LA and spent part of his life in Chicago.
Cali is well known in the battle rap world where he worked with Snoop Dogg, Mally Mall and Dizaster. He has also collaborated musically with Wiz Khalifa, DJ Quik, Edi Mean, Rico Recklezz and more.
Cali's childhood consisted of him being in and out of foster care and group homes having to defend himself. At the age of 11, he was discovered by Leila Steinberg – the same woman who managed and mentored Tupac. She would ultimately help Cali find his voice and purpose. Soon after, Cali changed his life around and committed himself to making music and inspiring other at-risk youth.
Today Cali travels around the US and the world to encourage at-risk youth and help them find their own voices.
Cali Smoov is now a rapper, author, poet, clothing designer and actor. In 2018, his poetry book, “Untold, Heard and Unwritten” reached #16 on Amazon’s poetry Best Sellers List. Smoov has also appeared in multiple national commercials and independent films such as Eminem’s film, 'Bodied.' He is also the creator and owner of Black Sheep Club, an urban clothing line.
From March 22, 2019 to March 29, 2019 JP Cali Smoov along with multiple upcoming Swedish artists also gathered for his second Hip Hop /creative writing workshop with multiple youth centers across Sweden.
In the workshop, JP led by having the youth participate in writing exercises, and share their work with each other providing feedback. This gave the youth the spotlight to showcase their work for each other, and ultimately gain a new experience with self expression. He successfully packed two youth centers on self-headlined performance and positive lectures in Eskilstuna & Örebro with Eskilstuna hitting capacity.
JP also was active on the music side while in Sweden as he recorded songs and music videos with Wolid Baronbacken and Henry Bowers.
JP's latest musical offering is his single "Forever". "Forever" and "Bad Bitches" are the first two commercial single releases for Cali on Virgo 21 Entertainment / TriNick Entertainment , distributed by RocNation.
Take a listen to "Forever" below.
Stay connected with JP Cali Smoov: IG @JPCaliSmoov