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Dublin rapper, KhakiKid, is having a hell of a year. Since teaming up with the Irish duo 49th and Main on their “Alcoholics” track, KhakiKid has been hard at work dropping new music. As the world slowly returns back to normal, KhakiKid is already ahead of the game. Using a chill blend of pop, R&B, and rap to convey his lifestyle, the rapper continues to gain a rapid following while still being able to switch up his style. Light and easy-going rap is back in the form of KhakiKid.
Since 2018, KhakiKid has pushed his art onto various streaming services. It’s his ability to adapt that makes him such a special talent in the rap game. As many artists tend to grow and expand their fan base, the lust for fame and stardom takes over. KhakiKid maintains his loyalty and passion to the craft. His performances are showstoppers and a must-see. KhakiKid takes the groove and outstanding instrumentals of his studio work and projects it to his live shows. His performances his something of a funky chill show, similar to Anderson .Paak.
In recent years, comedy in hip-hop has become a more common theme. From Lil Dicky to smaller artists Hobo Johnson, the lyricism in humor can be found. For KhakiKid, his take on the simple things in life is clear in his “Shlumped Up” track. On a light breezy track, KhakiKid talks about beating on his demons with some nun-chucks. It’s moments like this on the track that allows for listeners to fully grasp how KhakiKid’s outlook on life. Despite the strong and often violent themes with rap, KhakiKid manages to keep it fun.
This past year, KhakiKid has continued to improve his discography with singles. In his latest release, “Cozy,” the Dublin rapper takes a different route in speeding up the tempo. KhakiKid is something of a fresh face in the eyes of hip hop. Someone unafraid to showcase a side usually stomped out. Creating a space where rap and freedom of being weighed down is something KhakiKid perfects well.