Khari Mateen

Grammy Nominated + Emmy Winning. Lunchroom Powered. Touring with Cody Simpson & RJD2. Official Site: www.kharimateen.com

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This is a very interesting time for me. I have had a apartment in philly for a while, 8 or so years. I’m now in a very different situation than years past. I’m able to move around a lot more, I have no place to call my own. No studio, No bed, No space. Over the years I have met some awesome people and since I have been back from Europe I have been staying with friends/family, I really appreciate there amazing generosity. I know how your space can be very intimate and private. For that I a forever grateful. I’m so humbled by the help I have received and I can’t wait to repay you all. This coming weekend I will return to my mothers home before I go out to California for recording and shows. The week or so I will be there would be the first time in almost 5 years I have stayed there for more than a day. This is the home I grew up in, went to middle school, high school, my orchestra concerts were held in this city, wrestling matches, my first party’s. I’m not really the type of person that lives in the past, but I have had a few conversations with my old friends and new about what we have been through. Wow! The next 10 years are going to be interesting. With the passing of my friend Richard I have really been feeling like it’s been the end of an era. One that has brought me so much joy and experience. Every moment from what my life was- has groomed me for the joys and hardships of the future. I have a niece I have never seen and a nephew that is about to start his senior year in high school, it’s like yesterday when I was packing up my bag and moving to Philadelphia. (I only had one bag back then lol) You might ask why am I writing this. Well I hope to look back at this one day with consideration to all the mistakes and joys that 10 years will bring and say…maybe nothing at all and just a smile. But I also hope if something goes wrong my friends and loved ones can have a piece of my thoughts. From this early train ride back to philly I think about y’all. Much respect. I love you T always will. I have a lot of life left in me! More to learn! More music to make! More art to see! More love and peace to give to the world! More happiness to share! I tread lightly, I speak bold, I love with a big heart, and I believe we can make it better. If you’ve gotten this far well I just hope your smiling… Until the next morning… ten years from now:-)

This is a very interesting time for me. I have had a apartment in philly for a while, 8 or so years. I’m now in a very different situation than years past. I’m able to move around a lot more, I have no place to call my own. No studio, No bed, No space. Over the years I have met some awesome people and since I have been back from Europe I have been staying with friends/family, I really appreciate there amazing generosity. I know how your space can be very intimate and private. For that I a forever grateful. I’m so humbled by the help I have received and I can’t wait to repay you all. This coming weekend I will return to my mothers home before I go out to California for recording and shows. The week or so I will be there would be the first time in almost 5 years I have stayed there for more than a day. This is the home I grew up in, went to middle school, high school, my orchestra concerts were held in this city, wrestling matches, my first party’s. I’m not really the type of person that lives in the past, but I have had a few conversations with my old friends and new about what we have been through. Wow! The next 10 years are going to be interesting. With the passing of my friend Richard I have really been feeling like it’s been the end of an era. One that has brought me so much joy and experience. Every moment from what my life was- has groomed me for the joys and hardships of the future. I have a niece I have never seen and a nephew that is about to start his senior year in high school, it’s like yesterday when I was packing up my bag and moving to Philadelphia. (I only had one bag back then lol) You might ask why am I writing this. Well I hope to look back at this one day with consideration to all the mistakes and joys that 10 years will bring and say…maybe nothing at all and just a smile. But I also hope if something goes wrong my friends and loved ones can have a piece of my thoughts. From this early train ride back to philly I think about y’all. Much respect. I love you T always will. I have a lot of life left in me! More to learn! More music to make! More art to see! More love and peace to give to the world! More happiness to share! I tread lightly, I speak bold, I love with a big heart, and I believe we can make it better. If you’ve gotten this far well I just hope your smiling… Until the next morning… ten years from now:-)

Jul 24, 2014
Just want to thank @riggdup for letting my play some of my album in his office. It’s sounding good folks. The future looks good. Shot around some dope ideas. #nyc #creativity

Just want to thank @riggdup for letting my play some of my album in his office. It’s sounding good folks. The future looks good. Shot around some dope ideas. #nyc #creativity

Jul 23, 2014

black-raincloud:

7 tracks for $1 go cop http://stsisgold.bandcamp.com/releases As promised, S.T.S. is back again this week. He plans to keep delivering new material, while he preps for his upcoming project. This time he brings you another Khari Mateen produced track, “Heart On My Sleeve”. The song speaks on his shopping habits and how recent events made him re-evaluate one of his favorite stores.

“The meaning behind the song is that
I love shopping so much it’s like a
disease (oniomania) that I ended up
shopping when I didn’t need to. And
to top it off, we ass black folks still
gotta deal with racism as if we can’t
afford stuff at Barney’s. It breaks my
heart, cause I was a big Barney’s
shopper.” - S.T.S.

Produced by @khari-mateen
Artwork by @UProdigyDesign

Jul 22, 2014

kellisasb:

RJD2 ft. Khari Mateen & STS - See You Leave

Jul 22, 2014
In the studio with Grammy Winning Engineer Jeff Chestek. He just mixed my next single. Omg I can’t wait until you hear it. The next step is mastering. I’m in love with this jam!!! (Maybe I could get one of those Grammys sitting on Jeff’s desk)

In the studio with Grammy Winning Engineer Jeff Chestek. He just mixed my next single. Omg I can’t wait until you hear it. The next step is mastering. I’m in love with this jam!!! (Maybe I could get one of those Grammys sitting on Jeff’s desk)

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Jul 22, 2014
Come to my show today it’s going to be real grovey. On a real musical tip this evening.July 18th at 8 PM at the Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA). I needed the sun today, got a good swim in as well. I got a lot on my mind. #singfromtheheart if you can’t see me here I will be in your town soon. Maybe you can help me get there?

Come to my show today it’s going to be real grovey. On a real musical tip this evening.July 18th at 8 PM at the Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA). I needed the sun today, got a good swim in as well. I got a lot on my mind. #singfromtheheart if you can’t see me here I will be in your town soon. Maybe you can help me get there?

Jul 18, 2014
PHILLY I’M BACK FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THESE GUYS THAT ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF funnyordie: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d5ab5ec33f/man-hears-for-the-first-time
Come join me:

Fresh off our jam-packed one year anniversary bash and cleansed of cake, HANG ON is back with another stellar lineup and a show full of surprises! On Friday, July 18th at 8 PM, join us at the Playground at the Adrienne Theater for a show you do not want to miss. Hang On is the only comedy talk show where the audience can be part of the conversation. Each month, Aaron Nevins is joined by fascinating and hysterical guests, and audience wrangler Dan Vetrano is armed with a microphone in the audience for whenever you have something to say. This month’s amazing guests include: KHARI MATEEN - Grammy-nominated musician, composer and producer. In addition to his incredible work as a solo artist, he has produced numerous tracks for THE ROOTS on their albums Game Theory and Undun. Khari scored the Emmy-nominated Sundance series BRICK CITY and the film EXPLICIT ILLS. Soul Train named his album WAIT FOR SUNRISE one of the Top 10 Albums of 2012. AMANDA BLANK - singer and rapper whose music has been featured on Pitchfork, Stereogum, and more. Her debut album I Love You was produced by DIPLO and SWITCH, and featured the popular songs “Might Like You Better” and “Make It Take It.” She is a frequent collaborator of rapper SPANK ROCK and a member of the band SWEATHEART. Plus a panel of hilarious comics ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT, RYAN SHANER, and CHELSEA ZOLADZ! And the evening will be kicked off by some standup comedy from the very funny MATT MCCUSKER. And all of this can be yours for just FIVE MEASLY BUCKS! Just go to https://hangon.brownpapertickets.com/ to pick up your $5 tickets. Seating is limited, and most of our shows have sold out, so grab your tickets now! HANG ON with Aaron Nevins Friday, July 18th at 8 PM The Playground at the Adrienne Theater 2030 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 $5 Ticket Link: https://hangon.brownpapertickets.com/

PHILLY I’M BACK FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THESE GUYS THAT ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF funnyordie: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d5ab5ec33f/man-hears-for-the-first-time

Come join me:

Fresh off our jam-packed one year anniversary bash and cleansed of cake, HANG ON is back with another stellar lineup and a show full of surprises! On Friday, July 18th at 8 PM, join us at the Playground at the Adrienne Theater for a show you do not want to miss.

Hang On is the only comedy talk show where the audience can be part of the conversation. Each month, Aaron Nevins is joined by fascinating and hysterical guests, and audience wrangler Dan Vetrano is armed with a microphone in the audience for whenever you have something to say.

This month’s amazing guests include:

KHARI MATEEN - Grammy-nominated musician, composer and producer. In addition to his incredible work as a solo artist, he has produced numerous tracks for THE ROOTS on their albums Game Theory and Undun. Khari scored the Emmy-nominated Sundance series BRICK CITY and the film EXPLICIT ILLS. Soul Train named his album WAIT FOR SUNRISE one of the Top 10 Albums of 2012.

AMANDA BLANK - singer and rapper whose music has been featured on Pitchfork, Stereogum, and more. Her debut album I Love You was produced by DIPLO and SWITCH, and featured the popular songs “Might Like You Better” and “Make It Take It.” She is a frequent collaborator of rapper SPANK ROCK and a member of the band SWEATHEART.

Plus a panel of hilarious comics ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT, RYAN SHANER, and CHELSEA ZOLADZ! And the evening will be kicked off by some standup comedy from the very funny MATT MCCUSKER.

And all of this can be yours for just FIVE MEASLY BUCKS! Just go to https://hangon.brownpapertickets.com/ to pick up your $5 tickets. Seating is limited, and most of our shows have sold out, so grab your tickets now!

HANG ON with Aaron Nevins
Friday, July 18th at 8 PM

The Playground at the Adrienne Theater
2030 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

$5 Ticket Link: https://hangon.brownpapertickets.com/

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Jul 17, 2014
His energy will be missed. No one shot down more of my songs. It made me a better producer, Musicain and person. I’m sure I’m not the only person. Love you Rich. #RIP #dixpop

His energy will be missed. No one shot down more of my songs. It made me a better producer, Musicain and person. I’m sure I’m not the only person. Love you Rich. #RIP #dixpop

Jul 17, 2014

therareelement:

Khari Mateen - Full Moon ft. STS by Khari Mateen

Jul 16, 2014
It been amazing hanging out in Europe and I will be back again. I’m back in the states, I’m staying at a good friends house. (Thank you so much Joey Costa) flight was canceled due to bad weather, I’m just happy we got here before it got really bad. Feeling pretty blessed. Now I have to get a few things together, then pop down to philly! Going to say hello to my buddy Seth here in NYC, his birthday is today. Really awesome dude. Now I have to get ready for some solo shows for my own music and have some fun catching up with wilkinsky and thelunchroom #go!

It been amazing hanging out in Europe and I will be back again. I’m back in the states, I’m staying at a good friends house. (Thank you so much Joey Costa) flight was canceled due to bad weather, I’m just happy we got here before it got really bad. Feeling pretty blessed. Now I have to get a few things together, then pop down to philly! Going to say hello to my buddy Seth here in NYC, his birthday is today. Really awesome dude. Now I have to get ready for some solo shows for my own music and have some fun catching up with wilkinsky and thelunchroom #go!

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Jul 16, 2014

Cody Simpson ft. Khari Mateen - Surfboard (Live at the Perez Hilton Mansion)

via Perez Hilton:

"Our jaw is still on the floor! Seriously! This rendition of the song is just as good as the original, if not better!

Cody had a little help from his friend Khari Mateen — and we totally approve!

We LOVE it! Excuse us as we listen to this all day!”

What do you think? Tell me in the comments on YouTube: http://youtu.be/jfhUwR9NRt4

(via smileyxoxsimpson)

Jul 13, 2014

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before."

Leonard Bernstein in 1963 on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (the first American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and pianist to achieve world wide critical acclaim/respect from the global music community)

Jul 13, 2014
So this morning I pushed up the vents on the tour bus. Well that vent had a small accident. #spain I have never seen views like this morning. Standing on top of a moving bus at 50 mph is probably the most amazing/craziest thing I have ever done (kids don’t try this ever, unless your with @stuntmanphotography which by the way took this amazing picture) @codysimpson tour has been amazing. The last show is coming up, and we are going to smash! #ABU #america I’m coming home soon, get ready! (at Spain)

So this morning I pushed up the vents on the tour bus. Well that vent had a small accident. #spain I have never seen views like this morning. Standing on top of a moving bus at 50 mph is probably the most amazing/craziest thing I have ever done (kids don’t try this ever, unless your with @stuntmanphotography which by the way took this amazing picture) @codysimpson tour has been amazing. The last show is coming up, and we are going to smash! #ABU #america I’m coming home soon, get ready! (at Spain)

Jul 13, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
Rocking the @onepiece and Loving it. Got to show some love to Thomas for hooking me up. I had a blast here in Spain. Let’s play the show and kill it!

Rocking the @onepiece and Loving it. Got to show some love to Thomas for hooking me up. I had a blast here in Spain. Let’s play the show and kill it!

Jul 11, 2014

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