Fast-rising 17-year-old talent Khaid slides across his new single “SKI” with a glistening cadence, out now via Neville Records and Platoon.
“SKI” is the definition of Khaid as a young Afro-Trap star, describing what it’s like coming from the slums; the peer pressure and wrong choices, but staying true despite all the challenges. The Nigerian born-and-Lagos-State-based upstart quickly shifts from comparing his vocals with Adele to imagery of shooting like Mad Max in the same melodic breath.
The accompanying visual suitably captures the essence of the streets, with Khaid showcasing his charisma amongst the backdrops of a racing track and basketball court with his crew. It’s this style of dynamic appearances and influences that are quickly positioning him as a breakout star, from free-styling on the streets of Lagos as an early teen, to being discovered and signed by famous Nigerian tastemaker Sydney Talker to his brand new Neville Records.
“SKI is the definition of Khaid as a young Afro trap star.” Khaid explains, “It describes what it’s like coming from the slums; the peer pressure and wrong choices, but staying true despite all of the challenges.”
Stream or download Khaid’s “SKI” now: https://platoon.lnk.to/ski
Inspired by Afrobeats, hip-hop, and R&B, Khaid’s sound lands on a singular Afro-trap aesthetic, blending flows reminiscent of Roddy Rich and Polo G with his native tongue of Yoruba into artistry with genuine global appeal. His debut single “With You” immediately caught fire in Nigeria and beyond, notching him over 16.5 million streams across DSP’S and finding his social media erupting with over 197k Instagram followers in the process.
With a rapidly growing fanbase, “SKI” further reinforces that the buzz surrounding Khaid has been justified, and with much more to come the future is certainly bright.