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Spalding rapper Cali Green’s track Waiting reaches iTunes hip hop and rap number one spot ahead of launch of EP Made on Player St





A rapper and producer is enjoying a taste of success with his new track - which draws inspiration from his mum and his upbringing in Spalding.

Cali Green, who supported N-Dubz star Dappy in 2023, has seen his new single Waiting hit the number one spot in the iTunes hip hop and rap chart.

The track is taken from his newest EP Made on Player St, available to stream this Saturday, and reflects his personal and musical journey and the key role his family play as his biggest supporters.

Cali Green says Spalding where he grew up holds a special place. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
Cali Green says Spalding where he grew up holds a special place. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

The 21-year-old, who is completing his final dissertation in music performance at university in Nottingham has described the track’s as ‘incredible’ and still has a special connection to Spalding, with areas of the town featuring in his official music video on YouTube.

He said: “I am so made up.

“I will forever have a connection to Spalding, it’s where most of my family and friends live.

Leading single on Itunes from Spalding rapper Cali Green. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
Leading single on Itunes from Spalding rapper Cali Green. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

“It’s amazing to come back home and remind myself where I came from.”

The lyricist, whose diverse musical style ranges from old school hip hop beats to modern jazz influences, gives tribute to his family support.

In Waiting he quotes his mum, Annette Taylor who instils in him to ‘be patient’ in realising his dream, and step-dad Neave Taylor who introduced him to music and taught him the guitar.

Cali Green has taken ITunes by storm with hit track Waiting. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
Cali Green has taken ITunes by storm with hit track Waiting. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

Annette said: “He has been so determined and the whole family are so proud of him.

“When he was young he played the dame and he was hilarious.

“He didn't have any nerves about being on stage.”

Cali Green's long-awaited EP Made On Player St is available to stream from Saturday, April 20. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
Cali Green's long-awaited EP Made On Player St is available to stream from Saturday, April 20. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

With support from dad Colin Green, sister Gemma Roles and grandparents Edith Taylor and Rita Eden the rapper fondly talks of the female influences in his life on track Coming Home.

He said: “Coming Home is essentially about how important mothers are.

“My mum has 100% always supported my craft.

“I owe a lot to her.

“So it’s only right to pay homage to the woman who made me.”

Cali’s musical journey began at primary school in Quadring and blossomed as he moving up to Spalding Grammar and then onto Stamford College to study music.

Spalding has a special place in his psyche and he said: “There’s so much art in every form in this town, it’s just hidden away.

“I think we need to do more to recognise and celebrate the incredible art and culture this town actually produces.”

It is a busy few months ahead for the star, who cites Eminem as a musical influence, as he takes on a hosting role as a resident MC in Malia , Greece for some of the biggest artists in the country.

His hard work and commitment that he has dedicated to his blossoming music career is paying off.

Fans can watch the official music video of Waiting on YouTube.

EP Made on Payer Street is available to stream from Saturday, April 20.

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