Anik Khan Looks for “Habibi” on New Song
Anik Khan is back with new music. The Queens artist drops "Habibi," or "Beloved" in Arabic. With production from Aywy, Raj Makhija, and Anik himself, the budding rapper combines a plethora of sounds to create a beautiful record.
"'Habibi' is about celebrating culture and the bonds you create with your loved ones and strangers alike," Anik said in a recent interview. "My focus is on synthesizing seemingly different, yet similar, sounds together. I wanted to make a song about the habibis in the New York delis who stand behind the counter and always serve the neighborhood. The Habibi is the plug."
The rhymer recently dropped another new song "Columbus" about a month ago. Anik is currently working on a full-length project titled Kites, which he describes as "a holistic perspective of the things that are important to me, like my family and my loved ones, and it's also the soundtrack to the borough where I grew up, from one end of the subway to the other." There isn't a release date for Kites so hopefully it will drop soon.
XXL spoke to Anik Khan for The Break where he discussed his sound and his goals in music, which include his idea to "expand culture."
Listen to "Habibi" below.
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