Khari Mateen is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, whose creations span genres, pop culture, and current events. Originally from Bakersfield, California, Mateen moved to Philadelphia at 17 years old, where he began his career in the music industry. As a budding producer, Mateen observed the music business through his talented collective of mentors turned friends. Thanks to this first-hand music education, Khari’s first credits of note came at 19 years old with The Roots’ 2006 Grammy-nominated album Game Theory. He contributed to their subsequent albums Rising Down and Grammy-nominated, Undun. Between his time in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, he has worked with artists such as, Jill Scott, James Poyser, JDavey, Son Little, Shaun Ross, and Kiah Victoria. Mateen, who also sings, plays cello, bass, guitar, and drums, has played on stages in various roles, touring as band member, bass player, singer, and in 2015, as Cody Simpson’s Musical Director. Over the last decade, Khari released 4 solo albums and one collaborative album with Atlanta rapper, STS. In 2008, Mateen added composing for films and TV shows to his repertoire, with his first feature film, Explicit Ills. He went on to work with Emmy-winning producer Mark Levin on the Sundance TV series, Brick City Emmy-nominated & Peabody Award Winner. Since then, Khari has scored an array of critically acclaimed film and TV projects for major networks and streaming platforms, including ESPN, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Most recently, he wrapped up scoring several compelling documentaries, including LulaRich Amazon Prime, The Price of Freedom CNN, and Stockton on My Mind HBO.