Kalan.FrFr’s emphasis on keeping things real has propelled his career from the beginning. He has
risen to prominence in the saturated Los Angeles music scene blurring the lines between rapper
and singer, thoughtfulness, and turn-up.
Consistent support from friends and family helped Kalan.FrFr (Forreal Forreal) build his self-
confidence through the success of his two 2018 projects, Hurt and TwoFr. The former was a
therapeutic project telling Kalan’s own story that listeners deeply related to, while TwoFr showed
that Kalan could be the life of the party. The single “Fine Ass” gained traction in the streets and
helped expand his brand to become a favorite with the ladies as he charms them with promises of
life’s luxuries and a good time.
That same free spirit is exemplified on his debut album, TwoFr 2. The creative process has
changed little, except now Kalan has more resources to pull from including, beat selections and life
“That’s the whole point of me being Kalan.FrFr, you’re going to get what’s real from me,” he
shares. “The experiences are gonna change, I’ve grown, I’ve been through a lot more.”
The lead single “Scoring” is a bouncy party track while “I Gotta Kno” shows Kalan’s reflective
side, analyzing his life purpose over a piano-laced soundscape. “Hoochie Hoochie” is twerktastic,
and “No Love” is signature West Coast with tales from the streets woven into groovy
production from Cypress Moreno while hard-hitting “Get In” with Stunna 4 Vegas is sure to make
Kalan got into music at an early age, playing a handful of instruments growing up, but had a dream
to play in the NFL, as any young boy does. He got a scholarship to play defensive back at San
Diego State University, but never got the chance to shine like he wanted to. His hardships
culminated when an interception was called back, in the Mountain West Championship game. The
writing was on the wall for his football days.
His transition to music was not easy as he knew the rap game is just as uncertain as a professional
football career. But he kept the next-play mentality that he learned as an athlete to power himself
“Music and football are kind-of one and the same,” he says. “So going into music, it was just like
all those times I was told no or I was shut down, closed the door on, I could be able to accept that
and move on and keep going.”
In his time at college, Kalan received his degree in social science to help kids with special needs.
He is a supporter of the Special Olympics, and one-day dreams to open up schools and resource
centers for kids with autism and other disabilities.
He hopes to use his music to continue building his platform toward this goal as he carries the
words his grandmother gave him to keep his light shining.
Phenomenon Concerts & The Rialto Theatre Present
w/ 310babii, Darius Martin
Doors: 7:00 pm /
Show: 8:00 pm