|Birth name||Caleb Zackery Toliver|
|Born||June 12, 1994|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Caleb Zackery "Don" Toliver (born June 12, 1994) is an American rapper and singer. He is currently signed to the labels Atlantic, Cactus Jack, and We Run It. He released his major label mixtape, Donny Womack, in August 2018. He is known for his singles "No Idea" and "After Party", from his first studio album, Heaven or Hell (2020)
Early life[change | change source]
Toliver was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He had no musical experience prior to releasing music in 2017. His father was a rapper during the Swishahouse movement in the early 2000s. His father would commonly play music around him growing up.
Career[change | change source]
In 2017, he released a collaborative mixtape, titled Playa Familia, with Yungjosh93. Later, Toliver released the solo singles, "Diva" and "I Gotta".
In March 2018, he was signed to Atlantic Records and We Run It Entertainment.
In July 2018, Toliver released the single "Holdin' Steel" featuring Dice Soho. The song was also followed by a music video.
On August 2, 2018, Toliver released his major label first mixtape, Donny Womack, along with a music video for the song "Diamonds".
On August 3, 2018, Travis Scott released his third studio album, Astroworld. Toliver was featured on the thirteenth track, "Can't Say". The single was later followed by a video that was sponsored by Yves Saint Laurent.
On August 6, 2018, it was announced that Toliver had signed to Scott's Cactus Jack imprint label.
On August 9, 2018, Nav released the music video for his single "Champion", featuring Scott. The song is from Nav's first studio album Reckless. Toliver appeared in the video alongside Nav, Scott, Sheck Wes and Gunna. Toliver and all rappers were featured on songs from Astroworld.
In September 2018, his single "Diva" was later remixed by rapper Kevin Gates.
2019[change | change source]
After his appearance on Astroworld, Toliver released several singles under the Cactus Jack label throughout 2019 including: "Back Up" featuring Wiz Khalifa, "Best You Had", "Can't Feel My Legs", and "No Idea". The song "No Idea" became a viral sensation on social media/video sharing platform TikTok.
In November 2019, Toliver accompanied Scott during the second Astroworld Festival.
On December 13, Toliver released the music video for "Can't Feel My Legs".
On December 27, Toliver along with other Cactus Jack members, known as JackBoys consisting of Scott, Wes, Toliver, Tax and newly signed rapper SoFaygo, released the compilation album JackBoys. Toliver, alongside Scott, Wes and Luxury Tax, contributed on the song "Gang Gang".
On March 10, 2020, Toliver announced his first studio album, Heaven or Hell, on social media and announced its release date. The album was released three days later and features guest appearances from Travis Scott, Kaash Paige, Quavo, Offset, and Sheck Wes.
On May 8, 2020, Toliver was featured on Nav's song "Recap" from the latter's third studio album, Good Intentions.
On July 24, 2020, Toliver and his DJ Chase B released a collaborative single featuring Gunna, titled "Cafeteria", from their upcoming collaborative project, Escapism.
On July 31, 2020, he released a song titled "Clap" for the soundtrack of the movie titled F9 (Fast & Furious 9). The soundtrack of the movie was released on the same day and the "Clap" became the seventh single.
On August 14, 2020, Toliver was featured alongside Nav on "Lemonade" by Internet Money and Gunna. The song earned him his highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at number 6 on the chart. On the same day, he was featured on Kaash Paige's song "Grammy Week" from the latter's first studio album, Teenage Fever.
On October 22, 2020, he was featured alongside Gucci Mane on Rico Nasty's single "Don't Like Me", from Rico Nasty's first studio album, Nightmare Vacation.
On February 2021, Toliver teased his next project titled L.O.A.D on Twitter.
Concert tours[change | change source]
- Travis Scott – Astroworld Festival 2019 (2019)
- The Weeknd – After Hours Tour (2021-2022)
References[change | change source]
- Elibert, Mark (August 8, 2018). "Don Toliver Breaks Down His New Mixtape and His Scene-Stealing Verse on Travis Scott's 'Astroworld'". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
- "Playa Familia Mixtape by Yungjosh93 & Don Toliver Hosted by n/a". DatPiff.com. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
- Kease, Kevin (March 8, 2018). "The Polished Gem That Is Don Toliver". Day & A Dream. Archived from the original on September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
- Hussein, Wandera (August 2, 2018). "Don Toliver talks working with Travis Scott, William Albrechtsen and Mike Dean in Hawaii, shares new video for "Diamonds"". The Fader. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
- Don Toliver On Kanye West, Relationship w/ Kali Uchis, How His Father Inspired Him + 'Life Of A Don', retrieved October 8, 2021