Rising 17-year-old Chicago rapper and producer HappyBirthdayCalvin uncovers the music video for his breakout single “Kari’s Song (Long Way Home)” [feat. Tati] today.
Watch it HERE.
In the video, Tati plays the piano, a shimmering melody at the root of the song in the middle of the street. HappyBirthdayCalvin steps into the foreground and raps along to the piano as the sunlight shines down on him. This cinematic and simple vignette reflects the spirit and emotion of the song.
HappyBirthdayCalvin is partnering with LIFE Camp Inc in celebration of the video release. For every person that shares the video, HITCO/ATS will donate $5 to the organization, up to $5,000. Founded in April 2002, LIFE Camp Inc. (Love Ignites Freedom Through Education) is one of the leading violence prevention and intervention organizations in America developing young leaders and provides youth and families with positive alternatives to violence, bullying and other forms of anti-social behavior.
“Kari’s Song (Long Way Home)” has all the makings of a major hit. Within 3 weeks of release, the song has racked over 5 million cumulative streams. It vaulted to #16 on the Shazam Global Chart and gained a spot on the Official Soundtrack for NETFLIX’s Beats film.
As Calvin garners acclaim from Billboard and Lyrical Lemonade and claims coveted real estate on prime Spotify playlists such as “Most Necessary,” “Clout Culture,” “Mind Right,” and more, the numbers keep going up at a dramatic pace. His debut single “No Friends” recently crossed 10 million cumulative streams after soaring to #21 on the Spotify Viral Chart and going Top 20 on the Soundcloud Chart. His No Friends EP—available HERE—continues making waves.
“HappyBirthdayCalvin…one of the leaders in the Chicago music scene.” – Lyrical Lemonade
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