San Diego-based hip-hop artist Cali Cam knows how to play to the camera. With a lone sampler for musical accompaniment and a laid-back flow reminiscent of Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt, it’d be easy to dismiss this performance as boring without even seeing it. Thankfully, that’s not the case.
In this episode of A Trolley Show, Cali Cam performs “Both Sides Now,” a deceptively simple song about the good and hardships in life. The way he stalks the length of the trolley, vying for eye-contact and attention from the passengers, is almost as incredible as the way he exits the train during a stop and continues the song while the camera crew tries to keep up.