Formerly known as Illite of the Subterraneous Crew (OneBeLo et al), Detroit native emcee T. Calmese has released several solo mixtapes, as well as collaborative albums with fellow Michigan emcees Octane (currently known as Ro Spit) and Vaughan T (of Athletic Mic League). As the newest addition to the creative counter-culture collective and record label known as The Black Opera, Calmese enters a new phase of artistic reinvention today (11/10/2020) with the announcement of his forthcoming album 'Time And Time Again', and shares the project's lead single "No Return". Featuring founding TBO members Jamall Bufford and Magestik Legend, with production from Magestik Legend and J. Bizness, "No Return" follows last year's "Timing is $$$" and a string of loose singles.
Due out exclusively via Bandcamp on November 27th, 'Time And Time Again' will serve as Calmese's full-length debut album.
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If the phrase “hard work pays off” is true, it’s about time for T. Calmese to cash in on what he’s rightfully owed. The Detroit native has been playing it low key, working on himself, and honing his craft. Formerly known as Illite of the Subterraneous Crew, Calmese recently joined The Black Opera collective for his reinvention. His forthcoming 'Time and Time Again' project will mark the rapper's official debut solo album. As the album title suggests, while many things change, many things stay the same. As we embark on a new year with new leadership for our nation and "new normals", one thing remains consistent: the quality of material that T. Calmese releases. Calmese is confident that the fourth quarter of 2020 is the right time for him to remind everyone why he’s one of Michigan’s most skilled and seasoned wordsmiths.