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HipHopOnDeck.com Interview with Bay Area artist Cali Franco

 

What inspired you to continue to pursue music?

My mother. She put me in violin classes and I have had an ear since. 

Who do you look up to?

Cassidy freestyles is what sparked me to get into the music scene. 

Who inspires you?

My family inspires me; they work hard everyday for everything they have earned. 

Where are you from? 

San Francisco 

Early life?  

San Francisco, lived in Vallejo, I lived in Antioch and Pittsburg California .Growing up? I’m a military brat so I lived in New Jersey, Indiana , North Carolina, South Carolina , and Atlanta 

How did you start in music?

In 10th grade my boy Nigel had a recording program Audacity. After school we would make songs everyday.

1st Gig? 

I was 19 years old I performed at Lake Tahoe I opened up for rappin 4 yay. 

Collabs? 

I have worked with DTE valle Sosa.  I am also recording a feature with artist Indika Sam from Los Angeles, CA.  Indika is currently trending on BET, VH1 and MTV.  I am very excited for this collaboration and we will announce the release date very soon.
 

 
Which festivals / shows have you performed at?

AC3 Festival - 2015

Any interviews?

89.3 Atlanta air / 106.1 Kmel 
*Explain the Home Turf Battle
I submitted my song and I got picked and went against 3 artists and they did a voting poll and I won. I had the most votes . 

Community give back?

Last 4 years feed the homeless during the months of November and December. 

Member of any Non-Profits?

Worked for Youth of Life

Mentor kids?

I Ran a 5k marathon.   I was in an intermediate school in Indiana . I ran against 2500 students and came in 50th place. 


I also want to give thanks to my label TTGE Entertainment, Inc. my manager Tami Gosselin and my publicist Barbara Sanchez for believing in my vision, my music and my career.


Follow Franco on his Instagram:
Instagram: @sfcalifranco/

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