With St. Paul, Minnesota emerging with a variety of talent Khaliq adds his distinctive flow and delivery to the cities forefront, with aggression and relatable perspectives. Growing up in a low class family Khaliq's lyricism is driven by an unstable lifestyle and finding truth. Khaliq released his first seven-track EP, Under The Perspective Tree, in the first quarter of 2016, being described as "a precise rapper and a personal, colorful writer." by Pitchfork. Produced entirely by Lelan Foley, the EP leaned heavily on Jazz, piano and hard drumming production.