Rising Chicago rapper Calboy has linked with Lil Wayne his new single ‘Miseducation’, out today via Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records.
The title of the track pays homage to Lauryn Hill’s classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and is majorly written about the gun violence in the inner cities. In just the last year or so, Calboy has lost six close friends to gun violence.
“Wayne actually reached out to me prior to me making the record. You know what I’m saying? And I never replied. I didn’t see it in my DM. For real. He sent me a message through the DM, “Man, you raw. You know what I’m saying? You got a lot of talent.” It wasn’t until I let my manager have access to my Instagram that he like, “Bro, you tripping. Wayne just DMed you.” I’m like, “Man, I really didn’t see it. I really didn’t see it,” he told Zane Lowe on Apple Music about how he got Weezy to feature on his song.
“I be so locked in on what I got going on, I really did not see it. So I replied right away. He instantly replied right away, even though it was like a while back, he replied right away. He sent me his cell phone number. I FaceTimed him. We just chopped it up and then, he just got to know me a little bit. He like, “Oh, whatever music you been working on, let me hear what you got.” We just going back and forth through the phone and just sending music. And he heard that. He like, “Man, this is absolutely crazy.” And then, an hour later, I got the verse back. Man, it was crazy. It was legendary. I had all my family members calling me, “Yo, let me hear that song. I need to hear it right now.” And it was like, everybody was just big ball of joy,” he continued.
Watch the Shomi Patwary-directed video shot in New York and Miami below.