Increasing the Sound of Irish Rap: Meet Dublin’s Upstart

“I’m a council child / Had nothing however desires,” spits Abdu Huss, generally known as KhakiKid, over the menacing home occasion bassline of his new single ‘Underbite’. The accompanying video captures the turmoil and tedium of rising up, as associates push one another in buying trolleys. At 22 years outdated, KhakiKid is poised to be Eire’s subsequent nice rap hero along with his sound flickering between shiny jazz undercurrents and heavy-hitting manufacturing. Collaborating with associates has led to a new-found lyrical confidence, tackling urgent themes of id. Regardless of being closely immersed in Eire’s creativity, KhakiKid is extra aligned with US giants like Tyler, The Creator and Mac Miller. He attributes his eclectic sound to his brother giving him a 50 Cent CD when he was eight, serving to him escape questions round his Irish-Arabic id. KhakiKid is happy with his multiculturalism and is flourishing as he pushes his sound forwards. Subsequent month, he’ll embark on his first UK headline tour, enjoying establishments similar to London’s Camden Meeting, YES Manchester and The Nice Escape competition in Brighton. For KhakiKid, the reveals are the most effective a part of making music, and he goals to go on a world tour sooner or later.