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Cali Miles, made a name for herself on the Cleveland hip-hop scene scene with the infectious song "SnowBunni,” when she reached out to Cleveland's own Ray Cash (Sony Urban) for a feature on the song. The song earned Cali her first radio-spins, the cover of The Cleveland Scene Magazine, and an opening-performance slot at the 2007 Ohio Hip Hop Awards, as well as a nomination for Best Female Vocalist. She released SnowBunni The EP later that year with more production from long-time friends Killah Kalam and Platinum-selling producer Yonny.
"Hip-hop is a big part of my life, and of pop-culture period!" Says the SnowBunni who began writing songs at the age of 9, and studying vocally and competing in vocal competitions at 16. She was also in the Kent State University's Musical Theater program and Gospel Choir before dropping out to persue her recording career. "Musical Theater was something I loved and was really good at, but I've always been a writer first, and needed to explore that and develop my own style as an artist."
In 2008, her fun, provacotive, and flirty style inspired her second single 'Hot N Heavy' and followed with a sexy music video, that earned her 4 nominations at the 2009 Ohio Hip Hop Awards, for Best Music Video, along with Best Clothing line for her BunniWear, Best Collaboration for the 'In da Club Remix' with CJ and Al Fatz, and the third year in a row for Best Female Vocalist.
Aside from recording and designing, Cali's has paid her dues performing in underground-hip-hop clubs all over the mid-west, as well as traveling with Cleveland's own Bizzy-Bone from Bone Thugs N Harmony, as an opening act, and performing in clubs and venues all over the nation from L.A. to Tampa Florida.
After making noise in Hip-hop as a white female singer/songwriter/rapper, Cali has switched up her style by incorporating another love of hers, electronic music.
Her single 'All Nite' featuring King-Dom and co-written by Dom, Kalam, and Ben Schigel, showcases a fresh, fun sound. "It's all about my love for the music, and never wanting the party to end. It's a lighter, more fun vibe than some of the RnB and Hip-hop that I was doing before"
Mixing her love for RnB/soul, Hip-hop, pop, and electronic is sure to win this SnowBunni fans, AND respect in the music industry. "I'm inspired by so many people around me, and I’ve always wanted learn to produce and DJ, I've been making my own clothes for years, so my versatility in entertainment really stems from my passion for music, dance, and fashion".
Cali and her fiance and partner Bobby Champagne (www.cleveland-underground-hip-hop.com) quickly became some of the top promoters in Cleveland Nightlife when they partnered with one of the most exclusive clubs in Cleveland, Barley House. "My goal was to bring a little of what I've seen in at parties in L.A., Miami and Vegas to the clubs to Cleveland." They started The Bomb Squad, a group of up and coming musicians, models, performers, and dancers in 2011. They quickly became one of Cleveland's most talked about 'cliques'. Realizing the impact the group was having on Cleveland nightlife and the modeling industry, Cali Miles Inc was born. Soon all types of 'girl groups' and models were popping up all over Ohio. "We pride ourselves in managing the most Beautiful, Talented and Professional Performers and Models in the Midwest." Cali states, adding "I love helping people, and I've always had a knack for discovering talent. So talent development and management was a natural step for me."
Cali Miles Inc's Grand Opening Launch Party is May 20th 2012. Located in the 'Little Hollywood' district, Cali Miles Inc offers a full recording studio, Photo studio, and hair and makeup studio. It's the perfect place for new models to start their portfolios with professional hair and makeup, photo shoot styling and photographers. Musicians, DJ's and Artists can also record their music, shoot their CD Cover and Music Video all in the same place. Lakeside Studios and JLG Media Group are conveniently located in the same building, making 'Little Hollywood' a one-stop shop for all your entertainment needs.
Cali will be releasing a new mixtape in summer 2012 featuring collaborations with Bobby Champagne and members of The Bomb Squad. You can find The Bomb Squad hosting parties at Barley House Cleveland on Wednesdays and Fridays, and Shooters on Sundays this summer. You'll also be able to purchase her Bow Peepz and Bow Peepz for Pups, soon, in a store near you! For more info on Booking
Cali and The Bomb Squad go to their official website www.cali-miles.com.