Hi Caldo! Let’s start with how did you get your artist name?
I remember after a studio session on a Friday, my management and I were at McDonald’s brainstorming names, and I came up with ‘Caldo,’ which means “hot” in Italian. It just kind of stuck.
What city are you from and where are you based now?
I grew up in Pimlico in central London, but I moved a couple years ago to where I’m currently at, South London.
At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? How did you get started?
I’ve always liked writing lyrics. During primary school days, I used to jot down ideas that I thought of randomly in my school books, and then I would go home to try expand on them. I think what really opened my eyes to this industry; however, was when I rapped ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem at the age of ten at a bar, and I just remember feeling the adrenaline rush throughout the whole performance. I just knew that I had to make music.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?
I think some of the people that I grew up with and around really shaped my personality, and personality ultimately is reflected in to my sound; mainly the olders, to be honest, like the guys a couple years older than me that would give me advice based on their experiences — although sometimes not the best influence.
How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?
I mean my sound is based purely on life experience, the difficulties that I’ve seen my close people face, and how there’s always a new day, so not to worry. It’s just my perspective on life.