Our latest Next In Line comes from and upcoming recording artist from Orlando who goes by the name Kalico Fortycal. We learn about Kalico Fortycal’s influences in music, we also get into his family life. Kalico Fortycal also tells us about his current and upcoming projects. We get to also check out his video for his single “Caught Her”. Make sure to check this interview out and find out why Kalico Fortycal is our Next In Line.
24HHH: Introduce yourself to everyone that doesn’t already know who you are?
Kalico Fortycal: Kalico Fortycal
24HHH: How did you come up with your Producer/Artist name? Tell us about it.
Kalico Fortycal: I’m multi racial so that’s where Kalico came from. Fortycal came from the group I co-founded called the .40 GANG/.40CAL BANGAZ
24HHH: Where are you from, and what was it like growing up there?
Kalico Fortycal: I was born in California in east Los Angeles county, but I was raised in Orlando, Fl on Texas ave & Americana. It was the hood but I didn’t even know until I moved away.
24HHH: Who were you raised by? Tell us your family situation. Got any brothers, sisters, or any siblings? Tell us about your childhood, and how it impacted your music?
Kalico Fortycal: I went back and forth between my parents, my mother immigrated from Vietnam, she is a hard worker who gave me what I needed. My father was an entrepreneur who was successful prior to my birth but after I was born he struggled with PTS from his tours in Vietnam. At first they didn’t understand my music but now they are on board.
24HHH: What age did you start making music?
Kalico Fortycal: I was 11 when I got a mixer and 2 old ass turntables. I wanted to be a DJ , but soon realized I could record myself and it’s been on since.
24HHH: What inspired you to pursue making music?
Kalico Fortycal: I enjoy making music and I want people to hear it. Hear it free I don’t care just listen.
Check out Kalico Fortycal – Caught Her (Official Video)
•24HHH: What artists/producers do you work with? Or rubbed shoulders with?
Kalico Fortycal: I did a track with Layzie Bone & Young Cash (Nappy Boy) called Medifaded, I just finished a track with Young Cash & Tpain called club hoppin, and I’m working on a track with pastor troy. I produce some of my beats and I have an in house producer named Don Toto.
24HHH: What else you got coming out? New Album? or Mixtape/EP?
Kalico Fortycal: I got the Medifaded album coming this winter and look out for the Medifaded clothing line.
24HHH: Tell us about your newest single “Club Hoppin”, how did you come up with that, share us the story?
Kalico Fortycal: My newest single is Club Hoppin ft. Young Cash & Tpain. My boy Cash had the idea and I was looking for a track with Pain . He gave me it and it goes soo hard. Shout out to Young Cash, that’s my dog.
24HHH: Any new travel plans, what you got going on?
Kalico Fortycal:I’m trying to set up a mini tour in Asia. I own a call center in the Philippines and I have many fans out there. Right now I’m on tour with layzie bones perfect timing tour.
Check out Kalico Fortycal – New Era [Mixtape]