Artist | Author| Speaker | Filmmaker
Book Khalil Ismail for Speaking, Lectures, Performance, Or Consultation
CREATIVE DIRECTORArtist | Author | Speaker | Filmmaker
Book Khalil Ismail for Speaking, Performing, Or Consultation
Hiphop Soul Rock
Award winning, genre-bending hiphop
infused with rnb and distorted guitar
Tunes inspired by Islam and Nasheed
PAST SPEECHES AND PANELS
- The intersection of Black and Muslim
- Growing up Black and Muslim
- Confronting Prejudice
A Renaissance Man
Music may be what KI does but it is far from what defines him. Khalil is a husband and father of 5. He spends much of his time strategizing and working to better serve black marginalized populations in Baltimore city. He served as a house manager and resident counselor for 5 years at a women’s homeless shelter and currently mentors inner city youth, teaching them how to tell their story using media. He has lectured at major universities such as Princeton, Johns Hopkins, and Cornell on various social topics particularly pertaining to race and justice. His dedication to the betterment of humanity is actually what fuels his creative work. In 2020, KI launched a unique creative life coaching initiative named “KI LIVING”.
KI is an award winning solo artist with an international appeal. His single, “knocking” charted 3rd on independent hip-hop radio charts. He has made multiple appearances on national television including appearing on discovery channel as the voice of one of it’s flagship shows. Ismail has performed in West and South Africa, UK, Amsterdam, Australia, Germany and around the U.S.
His compositions total more than a million views on youtube and facebook and he receives thousands of streams a week on Spotify.
The Future is film
KI’ directorial debut was 22 minute self funded film and it landed on Amazon prime! Expect much more from KI in this capacity in the near future.
A SERIES DEDICATED TO MUSLIM WOMEN OF FAITH
One of the most marginalized unrecognized groups of heroes are Muslim women who live in faith. Many feel pressure to hide their uniqness due to the pressures of society. This series aims to be a platform that recognizes and honors the struggle of Muslim women.
- Podcast featuring interviews on Muslim women faith leaders
- Deep dive course on Maryam mother of believers
- Song & Video