Artist Profile - King Khazm
King Khazm has been a formative force in the international hip hop community for years, and his momentum as an artist, emcee, producer and community organizer has only grown since he founded MADK Productions in 1995, and 206 Zulu Nation in 2004. MADK Productions is a hip hop crew/multimedia company that is responsible for projects such as the Enter the Madness documentaries, Hip Hop 101 TV, and an indie record label that has released a slew of Seattle’s notable hip hop artists. 206 Zulu is a Seattle hip hop non-profit organization that uses urban arts and culture as platforms for community empowerment, education and civic service.
Khazm has released various materials as a producer and performing artist. He has performed and lectured around the country and world. His visual art installations have been featured in locations such as Consolidated Art Works, Vera Project and the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. His merits include a Kingship Award from Afrika Bambaataa, a Community Leadership Award from Seattle Mayor Nickels, and a Hip Hop History Month Proclamation from Governor Inslee. Khazm’s current pursuits in hip hop activism has led him to a more comprehensive perspective of hip hop in the global age and its role in society.