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Khalil
Let Me In
Personnel Credits

KHALIL is made up of 4 vocalists and instrumentalists: Tshepo, B-king, Kay & J of K.

Guest Musicians:
Keyboard & drum programming: Ziggy, J of K, A.J. Bukenya
Guitars: Ziggy
String arrangement: Ziggy
Cello: Susan Mouton
Viola: Liz Prins
Violins: Annake De Villiers
Voice Percussion: J of K
Female Voices: Sinqobile Ngcobo, Regina Gqosha, Aluta & Joyce

Produced by: Ziggy
Additional Production: Khalil, Larry Pullen, B-King, Tshepo, J of K
Executive Producers: David Gresham & Ziggy
Songs    [Click for Details on Songs]
#TitleTimeMP3V/I *
1.Reed Dancin’3:43
2.Playas Don't Cry4:12
3.Let Me In3:17
4.Wantempta4:06
5.The Way3:44
6.Give You All My Love4:07
7.Temba (For The Fun Of It)4:40
8.Angel4:45
9.Groovin'3:52
10.Experience (aka Intro):52
11.Experience (aka Intro) (instru.):52
12.Could You Be Mine?5:04
13.Ordinary Man2:13
14.Coffee Table4:15
15.Lil’ Mo4:29
16.Tell Me How You Feel4:14

* I = Instrumental; M = Male Vocal; F = Female Vocal

 

Biography/Notes

Let Me In, the debut full-length CD release from South Africa’s favorite sons Khalil, features harmonious rhythms, intelligently naughty lyrics, and some of the tightest production work to come out of any South African studio. Produced by Ziggy and featuring Aluta, Ill Scientist, and Capsolys, some of South Africa’s hottest rappers and singers, the album’s first single, “Reed Dancin’,” hit # 1 on South Africa’s FM Top 20 in 2004. Khalil also teamed up for the album with British hit songwriter Adrian Zagoritis, a member of the exciting Pig Factory production team that has produced songs for Britney Spears, Anastasia, Celine Dion, and Usher, among many others. Let Me In has sold over 50,000 copies, earning the CD platinum status in South Africa.

Formed in 1995, Khalil (the name means “a friend” in Arabic) comprises members Tshepo, B-King, Kay, and J of K. Each band member has his own vibe and vocal style, giving the band its unique sound. “What makes our live performances interesting to watch is that our different personalities are reflected on stage,” says J of K. “Every person in the audience finds a character with whom they identify.” All four members were born and raised in Temba, Pretoria, and grew up in the church.

Khalil’s first big break occurred when they were discovered by Carl Eaton, the owner of Intyme Management Company (managers of South African stars Mandoza and Enny Smith). In 2000 the band released their debut EP, Khalil, featuring the smash hit “Mama Said,” which quickly made it to Chart Breaker of the Week and #25 on YFM’s Top 100 singles for the year. The EP also spawned the hit single “Feel the Vibe” (featuring Loyiso), which was on Metro FM’s Local Top 20 for more than 12 weeks. The following year the group was nominated for two Metro FM awards for Best Duo/Group and Best R&B;, and were featured in Cosmopolitan and Drum magazines, among others.

In 2005 Khalil signed to the David Gresham Record Company, South Africa’s biggest indie label. In May of that year Khalil’s first single for the new label, “Tell Me How You Feel,” was released as the lead single for the massively successful Big Black Presents Love Stories Book 1 album.

Khalil has performed with international jazz and R&B; superstars such as Kenny Latimore, Chanté Moore, Erykah Badu, and George Duke. In 2005 the group was nominated for two South African Music Awards, for Best R&B; and Best Joined Composition.

Tshepo Kay
Tshepo Kay
   
J of K B-king
J of K B-king
 
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