Lil Khaki is an artist out of Laurens, South Carolina, who brings a refreshing change with his style of music on the track “Stuck in Yesterday”. If you’re expecting a straightforward hip-hop track with seething, pop-off hooks, you may be disappointed. This is a colorful song that coalesces hip-hop, pop, a jazzy ambience, and acutely focused lyrics. All delivered with peppery and energetic flow as well as a strong hint of melody. Not bound to any record label, contract, or boss, Lil Khaki’s creativity is fully his own. And you can hear that freedom in the sound of this record. And I urge you to go listen. Because if you haven’t yet been properly introduced to the musical concept and new-wave of positive, uplifting rap, it’s high time you gave it a try.
The 20 year old, Lil Khaki is the near perfect blend of seasoned rapper and experimental newbie. His style is casual and conversational, similar to that of Kid Cudi and Childish Gambino, all three of whom straddle the barrier between rap and pop sounds, with an electronic twist.
His lyrics manage to sound sweet and sing-songy, even when he’s talking about doing something dead serious. Which makes getting his messages across, so much easier on the ear. On “Stuck in Yesterday”, he combines and exemplifies the best qualities of the most popular contemporary rappers, with a whole lot of charm added in.
He has a genre-bending approach to composition and style, and an unerring optimism for life. Listeners will quickly find themselves smiling while listening to his rhymes, either because they’re humorous, or razor blade sharp, as he makes his observations about life that surrounds him.
And no matter what he condemns or denounces, Lil Khaki always has a positive message that reaches out from his music in the end. The same happens on “Stuck in Yesterday”.
The tokens of nostalgia sprinkled throughout the soundtrack contrast beautifully with the artist’s clear statements of embracing change. Lil Khaki isn’t afraid to traverse any weighty lyrical territory, as his staggering wit always keeps the music aloft.
This is such a great single. The production is on point and Lil Khaki kills this song in every possible way. “Stuck in Yesterday” is an inspiration for younger generations, one that tells them to create from the heart, and to not allow rejection or failure to become a permanent marker of where you are headed. Lil Khaki is on radio rotation with the tracks “Stuck in Yesterday” and “Dimensional Drift”.