WHY KHALIQ

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. Later Khaliq followed up with his NO TITLE series which was compilation of loose tracks released every Wednesday as apart of Khaliq's #WhyWednesday Movement. Khaliq refuses to refer to his art as Conscious, his untraditional approach allows him to spark new genres and taste, carefully weaving together vivid stories and emotional insight.

Past Shows


Oct
9
th
2018
7th St Entry
Oct
9
th
2018
7th St Entry

Lucien Parker

with WHY KHALIQ, BRAVO and DJay Mando
Sep
10
th
2018
7th St Entry
Sep
10
th
2018
7th St Entry

WHY KHALIQ and Mic Q.A

with Deeply Rooted Tribe, REED BENJAMIN, SUMMITT and more!
Mar
3
rd
2018
7th St Entry
Mar
3
rd
2018
7th St Entry

WHY KHALIQ

with Student 1, Destiny Roberts, KALEEM THE DREAM and more!
Jan
12
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jan
12
th
2018
7th St Entry

Sean Anonymous and DJ NAME

with WHY KHALIQ, Cashinova, Lizea Harper and more!
Oct
28
th
2017
7th St Entry
Oct
28
th
2017
7th St Entry

Blackalicious

with WHY KHALIQ and spellbound
Jan
18
th
2017
7th St Entry
Nov
2
nd
2016
7th St Entry
Nov
2
nd
2016
7th St Entry

WALDO

with The SEVENth, WHY KHALIQ and Rich Garvey
Sep
10
th
2016
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Sep
10
th
2016
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Prof

with Hopsin, Grieves, Sa-Roc and more!
Jun
30
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jun
30
th
2016
7th St Entry

The Lioness

with Taylor J, WHY KHALIQ, Destiny Roberts and more!
Jun
3
rd
2016
Fine Line
Jun
3
rd
2016
Fine Line

Berner

with KOOL JOHN, ANONYMOUS THAT DUDE and WHY KHALIQ
May
4
th
2016
7th St Entry
Dec
26
th
2015
Turf Club
Dec
26
th
2015
Turf Club

Villa Rosa, Maria Isa and Muja Messiah

with WHY KHALIQ, Lady Xok, CURANDERO and more!
Dec
12
th
2015
7th St Entry
Dec
12
th
2015
7th St Entry

BABY SHEL, Manny Phesto and THE ROTATION

with WHY KHALIQ, Left Field, DJ FRANK CASTLE and more!

More Shows

Apr
8
th
7th St Entry

The Brevet

Jul
2
nd
Target Center

Rage Against the Machine

with Run The Jewels
Feb
15
th
First Avenue

Apocalyptica

with Lacuna Coil
Nov
19
th
Live Stream

Lucinda Williams