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Khalil is not new to the game. Much like his famous mentor, Justin Bieber, Khalil was discovered on YouTube. Shortly after, he flew to Atlanta to work on music with L.A. Reid then signed to Def Jam’s Teen Island label.
In 2010, Khalil’s “Girlfriend Ringtone” spent 13 weeks on Billboard’s “Bubbling Under” chart. Unfortunately, the single did not break onto the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. But he kept on working.
Three years later, Khalil released a joint mix-tape with YMCMB’s Lil’ Twist, 3 Weeks in Miami and watched his popularity incline with “Hey Lil’ Mama’, his most successful song and video to date. But it is Khalil’s latest effort, A Long Story Short, that is projected to open his fan-base to a whole new wave of music enthusiasts.
ALSS features collaborations with Justin Bieber, Birdman, Blake Kelly, Tory Lanez and production by Mike Dean, DJ Mustard, J-Hawk, Soundz and many more. Band$ Up, ALSS’s standout track, featuring Johnny Rain and Birdman, starts off with vocals from Tupac that pay homage to the late great MC but also readies your ears for a bass riddled and gritty record that is sure to take over the clubs and airwaves just as soon as The Biebz gives the word.
Don’t believe me? See for yourself. You can download A Long Story Short here, kick back, turn up the volume and enjoy.