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Anik Khan: Street Level

Directed by Sofian Khan and Joseph Patel.

🏆 Anik Khan: Street Level is a 2021 Webby Awards People's Voice Winner, Video: Music

Anik Khan is a Bengali-American hip hop artist. He was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and raised in Astoria, Queens, New York. Khan’s music career took off with the release of the singles "Too Late Now" and "Renegade," followed by the release of his debut album Kites in 2017. The album was supported by the singles "Cleopatra,” "Habibi," and "Columbus." The song "Columbus," named after the famed  explorer Christopher Columbus, is the outro to the album, and was released as a single in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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