Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Khari always had a passion for telling stories and making music. Having being brought up on 90s Hip-Hop by his father and classic old school jams by his grandparents, Khari developed a knack for lyricism and soul. He was also inspired by his uncles, who also made music, and made a name for themselves in their neighborhood. At age 9, he recorded his very first song and did not look back since.
While in high school, Khari released multiple mixtapes for his classmates under the name K-Balla and was highly regarded as a lyrical rapper at a very young age. Khari went on to play college basketball for 4 years and had hopes of playing professional basketball until he realized his true passion: music.
Since putting down the ball, Khari emerged on the Cincinnati hip-hop scene and grew his following by releasing weekly freestyles to classic hip-hop songs on social media. He released his first proper mixtape on May 25, 2019, titled "SINSINNATI". This project propelled Khari into local attention having being named one of the “dopest Cincinnati albums of the decade” and putting Khari into the conversation as the best new artist in Cincinnati.
In 2019, Khari kickstarted his brand and entertainment company, Be the Best Entertainment, which specializes in the creation of film, video, media, and clothing. He owes this brand model to his late grandfather who always said those three words to him growing up. Now, Khari shows no signs of slowing down. He is currently recording, doing shows across Ohio, and collaborating with peers. He strives to connect and inspire audiences through his creative lyrics, vivid story telling, and cinematic visuals
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