Erik Hassle continues to gain further traction with the help of Caleb James in his latest release, a remix of “Pathetic.” James, of the SaveMoney collective, provides a show stopping verse midway through the record that’s packed with instant bravado and charisma. With this record, both stellar artists prove they are ones to watch for the rest of 2014. The original version of “Pathetic” can be found of Hassle’s Somebody’s Party EP, which was released by RCA Records earlier this year.
As the son of musician Steve “Stone” Huff, whose credits range from the Isley Brothers to Keith Sweat to a stint as R. Kelly’s bassist, Caleb James’ earliest credits came at age 10, as a background singer on a track from R&B singer Avant’s gold record, Private Room. Since then, the triple-threat talent has teamed up with friends Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, and others to form Chicago’s SaveMoney crew.