Chit Chatting with Khalil

Chit Chatting with Khalil

Written by Jill Sheets

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Picture credit: island def jam.

Recently we got the honor of interviewing up and coming singer Khalil. Learn more about him and his music below.

 

R: Tell us about yourself?

 

 

K: I am a 15 year old singer and I love to sing, I got signed to Island DefJam about a year ago and I’m currently working on my album.

 

 

R: How long have you been singing? Have you always wanted to become a singer?

 

 

K: I’ve been singing for about two years, but originally I wanted to become a basketball player. When I got signed to DefJam I was the captain of my team so I was just pursuing that.

 

 

R: How did you get your start in singing?

 

 

K: Well, my aunt always thought I could sing but I never really thought of it as a career. Well one day my aunt told me to upload a video to Youtube so she could show the family, so I did, and a few months later I was singed.

 

 

R: Whose idea was it for you to put a video up of you singing on youtube? What song did you sing?

 

 

K: My Aunt Cass was the one who told me to upload the video. I sang “Tomorrow” by Kevin Campbell and I sang “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston.

 

 

R: What did you think when the Worldwide Entertainment CEO, Kevin Wales, contacted you through your youtube account?

 

 

K: I was just praying that everything he was saying he could actually make happen and he definitely pulled through

 

 

R: Tell us about the audition with Island Def Jam President L.A. Reid.

 

 

K: It was surreal, at first I was really nervous then after I sang and I knew he liked it I cooled down.

 

 

R: Tell us about your LP. How would you describe your music? Does it have a title? Do you have a release date yet for it? Where can people buy the LP?

 

 

K: I would describe my music as Fun and just good to listen to. I currently haven’t Chosen the name for my album but I will keep everyone updated. Also you will be able to buy my album everywhere this summer.

 

R: Tell us about the Simon Mall Tour that you will be doing this summer? Where can people find the dates to the tour?

 

 

K: Its a tour that Teen Island is putting together, and you’ll be able to find the dates on IslandDefjam.com and TeenIsland.com

 

 

R: What has been your most memorial moment so far?

 

 

K: Definitely auditioning for L.A. Reid

 

 

R: What do you do in your spare time?

 

 

K: usually hang out with friends/Girls, or play basketball.

 

 

R: What singers and bands can be found on your mp3 player or ipod?

 

 

K: I listen to a lot of Lil Wayne, and a lot of Fabolous.

 

 

R: If you could tour with anyone in the world, who would it be?

 

 

K: I would have to say Lil Wayne

 

 

R: What is the best advice you have ever gotten and by who?

 

 

K: I would have to say my aunt, and that’s just stay humble.

 

 

 

R: What advice would you give someone who wanted to become a singer?

 

 

K: Keep your head up and never let anyone one tell you that you can’t make it.

 

 

R: Are you single? What do you look for in a girlfriend?

 

K: Yes I’m single, and I look for girls that are real down to earth and fun to hang out with.

 

Up and coming singer Khalil

Up and coming singer Khalil

Picture credit: island def jam

 

R: What are five things people may not know about you?

 

 

K: I’m from Sacramento, I skateboard, I love Xbox, I’m a shoe fanatic, and I love the Lakers.

 

 

R: What are some of your future goals?

 

 

K: I wanna sell a million albums

 

 

R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses? Do you have a Youtube account? What is the address?

 

 

K: Yes I have Twitter, you can find me at www.twitter.com/crazykhalil. I also have

a Youtube account and you can find that at www.youtube.com/khaliltv916

 

 

R: Other than this one, what is the weirdest question you have ever been asked?

 

 

K: I would probably say when my aunt asks did I change my underwear.

 

 

R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?

 

 

K: I just wanna say I love all my fans and thank you for the support.

 

 

R: Khalil, thank you for the interview. Have a great day.

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