Khari Mateen is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist working all over the world. His first credits of note came with The Roots’ 2006 album Game Theory (Grammy nominated), for which he co-produced the title track, “Livin’ in a New World,” and “Clock with No Hands.
In 2011, Khari produced “Make My,” the title track to The Roots’ Grammy nominated Undun. He scored the Sundance series Brick City, which went on to receive multiple Emmy nominations, as well as the HBO Documentary film, Prayer for the Perfect Season. In 2011, he began releasing solo recordings — Khari (EP) — and in 2012 he released his debut album Wait for Sunrise, a brief set of moody and slightly off-center R&B, through his label, The Lunchroom. Soul Train named it one of 2012’s best releases. Khari was also one of seven men featured in the 2012 Fall Men’s Issue, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Philly Men on the Fast Track to Success. Khari has toured the globe with both Cody Simpson and RJD2 amongst others. In September of 2016, Khari’s song “Day by Day” was placed on OWN Network’s hit television show, Queen Sugar, while simultaneously Fox Network released a project where Khari provided bass used for the re-creation of the music classic film, Rocky Horror Picture Show in October 2016. Khari is staying busy having scored the indie-documentary's We Could Be King and Keepers of the Game which both debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and has recently finished "Time: The Kalief Browder Story" for Spike TV.