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KHALI

How did you first get into music?

I first got started into music by playing alto saxophone while I was in my middle school band. After I played in concert band until 7th grade, I began starting to appreciate and learning jazz as well as other genres of music. I got into writing music by simply freestyling to YouTube beats in the mirror and my love for music has been growing ever since.

What interests or hobbies do you have outside of music?

Outside of making music, I am a pretty decent golfer. While in college, I was a part of the golf team that helped capture the 1st conference championship in 2016. I was extremely happy just being able to see the growth of the team since the beginning when I was a freshman. Shoutout to Miles College and Fairfield, Al. I'm also a pretty avid person with fashion and love to go out and just love to travel. I feel as traveling gives you a peace of mind and just exploring things helps you learn about other people’s perspectives.

What is your main inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is myself. Easily. People can tend to disappoint you a lot but as long as you know your mission in life that's all that matters. The other thing I'm never afraid to do is fail. You have to learn how to fail in order to understand what success looks like. I know my success will be worth all of the failures that I have encountered because their life lessons that I can learn from and understand what to do and what not to do.

What are your plans in the coming months?

So, I recently just dropped my current single "Sittin At The Top" on August 21 and it definitely is a banger! I really want to go out to more open mics and start collaborating with different artists that work close to my sound and similar to my style. In addition to that, I will be releasing at least one other single in the month of September, in order to gear up for my EP dropping towards the end of 2023. I just want to keep working on all aspects of my music; networking, marketing, releasing latest music for my fans. I will also be performing at some festivals in the upcoming months, and I'll be letting people know about those dates once they are announced.

What is your proudest achievement as far as an artist?

My proudest achievement as far as an artist would have to be my first paid performance of this year. I got booked to perform at a brunch spot on Mother's Day playing my alto saxophone. Not only was it my first ever paid performance but the joy on the mothers and families faces was nothing but love. The energy was beautiful, and it was like I was living out my dream. I wanted to continue doing shows and getting paid for shows because it felt good. It's nothing more important than doing what you love to do. As long as you doing what makes you happy that is something nobody can take away from you.

How do you nurture your own creativity?

I nurture my own creativity by first making sure that I'm always challenging myself in diverse ways. Finding different approaches and not always looking to do the same thing every single time. It is easy to fall in a repetitive manner but with creativity I always want to just find ways to push my creativity to new heights. You can't be afraid to try something different if you are creative, you can't put yourself in a bubble. The best way to know about yourself is to try something and if it doesn't work then that's okay. No matter what you can at least say that you tried and that's the biggest thing that matters.

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