Call Me Karizma is an independent alternative rapper from Minneapolis with a die-hard fanbase. The 23-year old has amassed a strong online following, speaking out as a voice of inspiration to his fans through promoting his personal message of self love. Now he’s returned with his fourth single of 2018, “Johnny,” a song with a message. Chronicling a familiar story throughout the self-produced track, “Johnny” shines the light on the environmental factors that affect and shape the mental state of teens. Through rebellious hip-hop reminiscent of Eminem, Call Me Karizma continues on his mission to help, and to be a source of hope, for teens and young adults who are suffering from depression and mental health issues. Partnered with a 6-minute long PSA explaining these issues, the proceeds from “Johnny” will also be donated to NAMI, an organization which fights “stigma and encourage understanding” and helps support federal legislation to put mental health therapists in schools.
Releasing “ANGEL,” “God (Damnit)” and “Rockstar” earlier in 2018, “Johnny” is the pinnacle single from his forthcoming release Gloomy Tapes Vol. 1. Out on June 29th, 2018, the EP will be the first in a three part series chronicling Call Me Karizma’s life, his stories, and his world outlook.
Call Me Karizma on “Johnny”:
“This is a statement about mental health because this is what I know and am passionate about. This conversation should go hand in hand with gun control talks and that should not be taken any less seriously. This is a two pronged issue that we need to open up the conversation about as wide as possible. If we talk about it we can make a change, even if its uncomfortable.”
Getting his start three years ago on a nationwide tour, Call Me Karizma has since toured the country four times. In fall 2017, Karizma self-booked a 24-city headlining tour to sold out venues across the country to fittingly pair with his strong online following and millions of streams on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.