Khalid: An American Teen

by Kasen Stephensen

Last June, Khalid Robinson walked across the stage to graduate from Americas High School in El Paso, Texas. This year, the nineteen year old is an up-and-coming artist with his hit single “Location” peaking at spot 39 on the Billboard Top 100.

Khalid burst onto the music scene after Kylie Jenner featured his song “Location” in one of her snaps.  Rather than sing about riches or love, his music synthesizes old-school organ and piano with contemporary courtship. Many of his songs revolve around the cell phones and mention sent locations, snarky subtweets, and old numbers.  He has been featured on songs with the musicians Kendrick Lamar and Alina Baraz.  

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