Born and raised in Oakland, California, Khari (pronounced Kah-REE) has been writing poetry all of his life. He exploded onto the Spoken word poetry scene in the summer of 2006. A visit to Mouth Off (a spoken word poetry venue held at Oakland's Air Lounge every Wednesday) is where his transformation from occasional poem writer to spoken word artist/ slam poet took place. In 2015, he had two videos go viral ("Through Thick and Thin" and "Love Yourself"). Since then he's released 3 best-selling books and will be releasing a new album "Beauty Begins Within" in January 2018.