Khaiim the RapOet is an international touring Hip-Hop artist and seasoned motivational public speaker. Khaiim has received critical acclaim for his music and has performed with some of the most respected voices in Hip-Hop, from Talib Kweli to Joyner Lucas. He’s also recorded in Jay-Z’s studio with J Cole's multi-platinum recording engineer Mez.
Khaiim has received numerous awards for reaching college and high school students with positive messages. His work with youth has garnered attention at the highest levels be receiving President Obama's "Champions of Change" distinction. Although Khaiim lectures at Trinity, Yale, and other distinguished colleges, fans prefer to catch him diving off stages, performing around the world with everyone from Pulitzer Prize poets like Alice Walker to Grammy winning MCs like Common.
Hip-Hop heads know him as the charismatic lyricist "Self Suffice," whose album with Dreamville's Mez summited the Indie Hip-Hop Top 40. His positive use of rap music has been lauded by the NY Times, NPR, and many others. Catch Self, with his live band, performing the new album "Self Control" at a college near you.
Khaiim, along with Dumi Right and Lyrical, was among eight select emcees chosen to represent his skills in the "Pitch & Flow" socially conscious entrepreneurial "rap" battle. The event paired celebrated and innovative green entrepreneurs with dope conscious emcees. One of Khaiim's heroes of Hip-Hop, Doug E. Fresh also performed at the event, along with the legendary MC Lyte as the host.