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Caleb Parker Picks Three Can’t-Miss Local Shows

Concert recs from the Berkeley rapper.

Caleb Parker.


Caleb Parker, the 24-year-old Berkeley rapper known as Caleborate and the voice behind last year’s well-received album 1993, returns this month with his follow-up effort, I’m a Real Person. We asked the East Bay MC to shout out the performances he’s most excited to see this month.

Hiero Day (I’ll be there!)
Hiero Day is such a legendary festival. I’ve performed at it a couple times, and I met a lot of legends. Hiero is mad special to me."
Sept. 4

Ja Rule and Ashanti
“This is something I’ve got to do. Just for the culture. Ja and Ashanti have hits!”
Sept. 3, Concord Pavilion

Mary J. Blige (with my mom)
“She’s the queen of R&B, hands down, and one of my mom’s favorites. I know that would be special for me and my mom.”
Sept. 9, Paramount Theater


Originally published in the Septemer issue of San Francisco 

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