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Rising Stars: Meet Calian Prime of Proudly Out

Today we’d like to introduce you to Calian Prime.  

Hi Calian, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Wow. What a question. I don’t quite remember the age, but I was too young to understand music when I first fell in love with it. I was very young. It’s actually not even something I can recall because it really is just a part of my being. I don’t think I understand life without music. MADNESS! Haha. I do remember when I wanted to be an artist though. Michael Joseph Jackson. That’s all. I saw a recording of a concert, and that was it. I wanted that. The command, the music, the presence, the fame, the connection, and the passion. I wanted it all. I have never looked back. I didn’t get to make music as a kid, but as soon as I graduated high school, I was writing and performing songs in college. I went for one year and dropped out. I came home and told my parents, respectively, that I was not going back, I’d do community college, but I was focusing on music. I’ve only been Cali Prime for a year. It’s crazy to say out loud. Now here we are, talking to one another because you all care who I am a year later. Insane! I could’ve never made it to this point without my wonderful team. Kaleah has been my manager for about a year as well. My DJ and producer a little less than but within the same time frame. It has truly been an amazing beginning of a journey and I’m sure it will make for a phenomenal documentary someday. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Smooth sailing. I love this life. I chose it and it chose me. Nothing stands out. Everything is pretty standard, to be honest. The hardest thing has been convenience of access to a studio, but it hasn’t mattered. One day, I won’t be able to stay out of one. I’m grateful for everyone who has helped me along the way in that regard because they understand my situation. This gives me life though. I would never complain. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an artist. I create art in the form of musical vocals and composition. I create cover art. I come up with album concepts and video ideas. I’m a creative. No box can define me, although I know you’re just doing your jobs. I am a human being. I specialize in communication and connection. I care about people. I guess those are kind of some things I’m known for as well. Musically, however, I’m known for innovation. I make music people have never heard before. Leaves people speechless or with not enough words. I love to push the boundaries of what it means to create art. I’m most proud of my people, and myself. Takes a lot to do this and put up with a person who is full throttle in it. I’m a pioneer. That’s what sets me apart in my eyes. 

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Bananas are technically berries? I found out because I did research. I’m allergic to berries and bananas but not strawberries. Well, apparently bananas are berries and strawberries, raspberries and blackberries actually. aren’t? I know for a fact I’m highly allergic to bananas and blueberries. I just kind of clumped them all together. Trippy. 

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