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Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 3:20 p.m.

Ann Arbor musician Khalid Hanifi explains his song 'The Splendor of Empire'

By Jenn McKee

The Huffington Post recently asked Ann Arbor singer/songwriter Khalid Hanifi to talk about his song, "The Splendor of Empire."

"I did the best I could in 900 words," he wrote in an email.

In the HuffPo piece, Hanifi discusses anxieties at the global and personal level, including a discussion about addiction. "The habit of mind I battle in myself is the same habit I see coursing through the consciousness of my fellow Americans, and the general trajectory of the national destiny - a fleeing forward into whatever delusional allurance appears to be happiness at the moment."

Read the full Huffington Post piece.

Check out an feature article on Khalid Hanifi.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.