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Featured Artist of the Week: Khalil – “Girlfriend Ringtone”

July 8th, 2011 | By TY

Khalil


Khalil – Girlfriend Ringtone


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He was first in the spotlight when he was featured in the pilot episode for the reality show, So You Want To Be A Star. Soon later, at the age of fourteen, he was signed in 2008 by L.A. Reid under the Island Def Jam Music Group, to the Def Jam label.

Khalil appeared on the track “We Have A Problem” of his good friend, Diggy Simmons 2009 debut mixtape, The First Flight. The duo followed up the release, to a freestyle over 50 Cent and Ne-Yo’s “Baby by Me” with Simmons rapping and Khalil singing the vocal hook.

His debut album, is scheduled for a 2011 release, Khalil working with producers such as Dapo Torimiro, Sean Garrett, and Rico Love. He was serving as an opening act on Usher’s OMG Tour with Trey Songz and Miguel. Khalil was on Teen Island Fan Fest Tour. The tour also included the following teen stars: Aaron Fresh, Jessica Jarrell, also known as (JJ), and Burnham. Khalil made his first television appearance on “106 and Park.”

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