Hakeem Khaaliq

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Hakeem Khaaliq
Born Hakeem Khaaliq
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality United States of America
Home town Los Angeles, California
Website nation19.com

Hakeem Khaaliq (also Hakeem Abdul-Khaaliq) is an American cinematographer, television producer, film director, photographer, multi-media activist, graphic design artist, and visual anthropologist. Before his career in film and television he worked as a music producer, music publisher, music supervisor and radio personality.[1][2][3][4] In 1995 Khaaliq founded Radio Bums® and in 2010 he co-founded Nation19 magazine / APDTA with longtime partner Queen Muhammad Ali.[5][6][7]

Early life and career

Khaaliq was born and raised in South Central, Los Angeles, CA. His dad was a stuntman with work featured in the film The Spook Who Sat By The Door.[8] Khaaliq is also the great nephew to prominent photographer Addison N. Scurlock.[9] Khaaliq credits longtime family friend Howard Bingham and his mentor Jamel Shabazz as his greatest influences in photography. Early in his career, Khaaliq began directing and producing documentary films (the first film he directed starred Snoop Dogg and Sean Puffy Combs), but his passion for social change and activism led him to direct and produce films focusing on pressing global issues.[10][11]


  • 2017 Artist Research and Development Grants recipients[12]
  • Winner of Best Short Documentary 24th annual Pan African Film Festival, February 2016 (Co-Director)
  • Mutianyu Fellowship Residency Awardees, Beijing, China, September 2016[13]


Film and television

Music videos and commercials

Designer and multimedia

Michael Jackson commissioned Khaaliq and his partner Queen Muhammad Ali to design a cover for his "This Is It" London tour. The work included the design of The Earth Song website, design of MichaelJacksonCO.com website, print campaigns and the design of The Earth Song Logo.[34]

Music producer / Remixer / Composer


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  21. ^ Hakeem Khaaliq on IMDb
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  35. ^ "'Redemption' Hip Hop United to Save Stan Tookie Williams". 
  36. ^ "Return to the Basics by Tassho Pearce a.k.a. EMIRC on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
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