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Rising Stars: Meet Caleb Hansford

Today we’d like to introduce you to Caleb Hansford. Them and their team share their story with us below:

CDupr3 is an American songwriter, producer, musician and entrepreneur.

In Miami, CDupr3 was inspired to focus on his songwriting and hone his production skills. He was invited by Ron Marinari (songwriter for Meghan Trainor, IYAZ, and B. Howard) to a recording session at Plush Studios in Orlando, Florida. During this first session, one of Universal Music Group’s top A&R Executives discovered his talent for creating emotionally driven music with an unforgettable sound.

While working alongside Lou Pellegrini, famed engineer, mixer and producer to music artists such as Xzibit and Curt Chambers, CDupr3 honed his craft and was selected to create music and attend industry events for clients such as CCSD, Art Basel, Adidas and Splice.

Fashion company (RaritKicks)

Caleb has a personal passion for rare sneakers and it lead him to start Raritkicks, a fashion brand, in 2017. Through his fashion brand, he has been invited to showcase the company’s collection at Art Basel in Miami and has co-hosted events with the rare sneaker DJ Khaled Grateful 3 Retro Jordan.

These events had Hip-Hop legends Playboi Carti and Young Jeezy perform while DJ Khaled’s #wethebest team showed support. Through this platform, he began to design his own sneaker line that will soon be released.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I truly could have had a smoother road with the network I have but I truly take pride in building it on my own. This has made me stronger in a sense of not being offended by the word “NO” which comes often but when I broke through many “Noes” became “Yesses”.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
CDupr3 is an American songwriter, producer, musician and entrepreneur.

I’m currently known more for my music starting out as a drummer in the industry and venturing into music production.

I also founded a brand that specializes in sneaker and insole design (coming soon) that will be changing the world.

I am equally proud of both things I am doing.

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
I was a very shy kid but always drew the “cool” kids in school toward me lol idk why or how but my childhood was truly fun.

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: @cdupr3
  • Facebook: @cdupr3
  • Youtube: @cdupr3
  • SoundCloud: @cdupr3

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