Brooklyn-Based Rapper Khary Brings Youthful Energy to Hip Hop
- Erica Iannitti
Brooklyn-based rapper Khary might be 25 years old, but there’s a youthful vitality in his voice, lyrics, and beats that might have you second-guessing. He’s accomplished a lot since he joined the hip hop scene in 2014 with his 6-track EP Swim Team, that saw guest appearances from Rome Fortune and Marian Mereba. Since then, he’s been on a steady come up, scoring gigs opening for big names like Tory Lanez, Kid Ink, Jermaine Fowler, Talib Kweli, Michael Christmas, Jordan Bratton, and Royce Da 5’9″, and gained the attention from sources like The FADER, Mass Appeal, BBC Radio 1XTRA, Stereogum, 2DopeBoyz, HipHopDX, Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk, Hot97 and more.
Musically, Khary is just as comfortable rapping about hating his intern job as anti-Black racism. Recently, Khary paired up with Lege Kale and just last month released their much-anticipated collaborative project Tidal Graves, a 7-track EP that reworks singles like “Stronger” and “Too Fast,” realizing them to their true potential. In the music video for “Too Fast,” which dropped the day before, we see Khary and Lege Kale all the way in California, hanging out on the rooftop of their friend Luna. Watch the video and stream Tidal Graves here, and head on over to Khary’s Soundcloud to hear the rest.