Khantrast – My Dating Profile @itsthekhan
Dive into the backstory and imagination of Khantrast and his latest project, “My Dating Profile”.
The intent behind the song and music video is a satire of typical dating profiles that you would see on a dating app and pokes fun at those stereotypes, which is evident in the chorus which starts with “I like them longs walks, on the beach”.
The video imagines a futuristic “dating app” where a customer who is using the app is provided with a number of contestants, or “matches”, to find his soul mate and undergoes a bunch of hilarious scenarios that forces him in weird situations before he finds his true match.
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Khantrast is an Asian American hip hop artist looking to find a blend between different genres ranging from RnB, Alternative Pop, Indie, and the ever defining hip hop sound. Utilizing these genres to craft his own style, he blends his comedic taste and knowledge of pop culture to take advantage of the changing platform. Playing with the word “contrast” which typically describes something that is incredibly different in juxtaposition with something else, the “Khantrast” name and brand was created with the intention to make content of all kind whether it’s hardcore hip hop trap bangers, fun summer hits, or lofi rnb moody pieces.
Music is important but true masterpieces always have a concept and theme behind them that allows that specific piece to stand out. While making sure that the music itself is always the top priority, Khantrast believes that digital media plays just as an important factor in how the music should be released along with the message it is conveying.