Born Gregory Emelio Walker, reggae artist ”Khalig” is said to have finally chosen a home for his music. After been working diligently over the years to get onto the music scene, Khalig is now partnered with Foot Print Records, a Canadian based record label; to put his music to the world.
Khalig is a potent reggae singer/songwriter/producer, born in the hills of St. Andrew. He grew up under single parenting conditions for the most part of his youth. He attended Dunrobin Primary School in Kingston and graduated in 1999. Then went onto boarding school at Knox College in the hills of Spalding, the border of Clarendon and Manchester.
Graduating high school in the year 2004, Khalig landed a job in a prominent aluminium company in 2005. So he was back in Kingston to begin life as a young adult. Transitioning from just a bright young boy into a young man in corporate Jamaica, he also had other ambitions. One of which was his passion for music; writing songs and singing.
With his eyes steadily on his musical dream, Khalig; after being laid off from his job for a second time,decided not to return to work in 2009. Directing his focus and attention to his music career and has been doing that ever since. Khalig also became a father in 2010. While traversing the garrison streets daily, he chose to walk a lawful path and does music that teaches life’s lessons.
CEO of Foot Print Records, Kevin Foote said he sees Khalig as a potential world leader in reggae music and hopes now he will get the break he has been working towards. Hence, signing the artist to said label. Khalig, over the years has worked with different producers, namely Stasha ”Stashment” Smith of Stashment Productions, Carlton ”DjKrush” Marshall of Krushproof Muzik , and Earnest ”Fada Romie” Braithwaite of Fada Romie Records; just to name a few.
Being in the studio investing the hours, Khalig and Foot Print Records are now set to release the first single from the union entitled ’Lord Have Mercy’. While already enjoying national radio airplay for a song called ’This Jungle’ produced by Krushproof Muzik.
Follow Khalig’s progress on Facebook @Khaligkhalig , Instagram @Khalig_music.