Anik Khan just let himself lose onto the world with one of the dopest music videos in 2018 thus far. Straight out of New York, Anik Khan‘s Habibi portrays little mementos from life experiences that most Desi/South Asian immigrants can relate to.
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Habibi was one of his most popular tracks off of his 2017 album, Kites. The musical masterpiece instantly earned the attention of his fans & listeners. The word “Habibi” literates to a friend, lover, or to a loved one, in general. In the music video, Anik Khan portrays his Bengali heritage and American upbringing cleverly throughout. He brings the two worlds together as seamlessly as Usain Bolt flashes through the finish line.
Since the origin of the word – “Habibi” – is from Arabic, the song musically had to match the traditional sounds of the middle-east. “Habibi” is an impressive fusion of middle-eastern sounds, hip-hop, & r&b compositions, with the modern touch of today’s music.
Anik Khan was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. During his childhood, his father had bureaucratic roots and was involved in the Bangladesh Liberation War. Anik was only four-years-old when his family moved to the United States. Moving from Dhaka to Astoria, Queens, New York was a big move for him. Anik even established Khanfidénce and was on the verge of getting signed under Def Jam. In fact, Khanfidénce was an ode for teaching himself charisma and confidence against bullying.
With songs like Habibi, Mantra, Sunlight, and numerous others, Anik Khan is sure to make the entire world take a peak into how Queens influenced this Bengali immigrant’s life in the most positive way possible.
Still, Anik never dropped anything under his name until the I Don’t Know Yet EP which came out in the July of 2015. The EP included tracks like “Shadows” and “The Knowing”. “Too Late Now” came out in the February of 2016 and was produced by Jarreau Vandal. Anik Khan’s level of musicality is different from the usual and he showcased his skills in the studio in Kites.
In 2017, along with the release of Kites, Anik Khan was featured heavily in numerous publications in the Hip Hop world. From Complex to NPR to Beats 1, Anik Khan took every opportunity to represent and share his Bengali heritage with the world. With songs like Habibi, Mantra, Sunlight, and numerous others, Anik Khan is sure to make the entire world take a peak into how Queens influenced this Bengali immigrant’s life in the most positive way possible.