URBAN - Hip Hop/Rap
Calleni Johnson is a producer, songwriter, and rap artist. He was born Quincy R. Echols on October 28, 1980 and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Calleni developed a deep passion for music at an early age. He spent most of his childhood growing up in Milwaukee’s Hillside Housing Projects, one of Milwaukee’s poverty-stricken communities. Being surrounded by high crimes, violence, and drugs, Calleni turned to music as a way to mentally escape the street life. With strong influences by those who set the stage for the genre of rap music, Calleni’s wordplay takes his audience on an interesting journey about his life experiences in Milwaukee.
In his latest project, “No Struggles, No Rewards”, Calleni shares his story about his struggles growing up which he proclaimed, "was a blessing in disguised." “No Struggle, No Rewards” is scheduled for release March of 2016. Other prior releases include Verse Tape Volumes 1 in 2015, and “Hustlin on Paper” mixtape released in 2011.
Calleni has been performing for audiences for the last several years. More recently, Calleni has performed at venues ranging from Milwaukee’s popular 618 Night Club, Onyx Night Club, Mangos Night Club, and UW Parkside College. He also performed at various shows located throughout the Wisconsin region.