Khaleel Mandel says, “When it all comes down to it, music unfolds undiscovered
messages. Discovering the unknown full time keeps me creative.” Khaleel Mandel,
rapper/producer/singer-songwriter/composer/multi-instrumentalist was born in
Boston Massachusetts, and raised in Bridgeport, CT. As a baby Khaleel would
attend numerous of his professional bass player father Carl Carterʼs
performances. Now in Broadwayʼs Tony Award Winning Come From Away, Carlʼs
earlier work includes serving as Grammy Award Winning rap group Digable
Planetsʼ bassist in 1994. The year Khaleel was born. At a Sound-check for the
tour of classic album Blowout Comb Khaleel was in brief attendance in his carseat. From that point on Hip Hop culture was immovable from him.

In 2004 after Khaleel performed a rendition of “Rockin Robin” at Bridgeportʼs
Playhouse Theater. Out on a limb, his mother sent the DVD version of that
performance to the casting agency for Broadway musical The Lion King. Fast
forward to 2005 Khaleel booked the role of Young Simba in the showʼs West Coast
Tour company. Khaleel won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a
Musical from San Diegoʼs annual National Youth Theater Awards. Making him the
only actor who played Young Simba to win anything for the role. After leaving the
show Khaleel went on to have numerous guest appearances for skits on Late
Night With Conan oʼBrien and a guest role on Season 8 of Law and Order SVU.

In 2005 after hearing Jay-Zʼs “Change Clothes” for the first time, Khaleel was
motivated to routinely research the science about techniques for constructing rap
songs. While on tour with The Lion King Khaleel always found time to create his
own music on his fatherʼs Dell laptop and M-Audio keyboard. The clarity Khaleel
gained from music softwares was strengthening by High School.

“The willpower of practicing juggling fruit is addictive, but when you keep
dropping a piece for healthʼs sake you must eat the one not from the ground”; Is
how Khaleel describes his choice to leave college before his final year and pursue
his music career full time. While in attendance at Penn State for musical theater
Khaleel met Vaughn Davis, artist and now co-owner of their company
DoubleCrown Inc. Which was officially formed at the end of December 2016.

“The Double Crown logo of two crowns, represents the emergence of two
singular identities, forming, coming together as one. The first crown is of the
Pschent, a double crown representing both Upper and Lower Egypt worn after the
uniting of the two regions in Ancient Egypt. The second crown is the traditional
solid gold crown typically seen in European rule. The concept of the double
crowns symbolically represents the merging body with the mind. When both the
physical and the metaphysical has aligned itself with one, then we are able to
transcend into something way beyond the measures for which the mind can
imagine."

On October 12th 2018, Khaleel released his debut self-produced album Original.
The album is an intricate combination of genres such as Hip Hop, R&B, Pop,
Reggae, Funk, Indie Rock & Avant Garde. Thereʼs versatility from the hard-hitting
rap centered title track, to the orchestral ballad containing Harpsichord, Acoustic
Guitar & Strings, ʼSnow On a Mondayʼ. The album is definitely as Khaleel puts it “a
whirlwind of my thoughts for two years”.

September 2016, around a month after Khaleelʼs debut mixtape Dead Weight
released was when he started working on Original. Work on the new album took
place in Connecticut, Massachusetts & Barbados. The albumʼs sole feature is
Khaleelʼs cousin and fellow member of the DoubleCrown roster Keion Jevon.
Khaleel states “I knew exactly how I wanted the album to sound, the chronological
order of each track and a few other key components for over a year. The
rollercoaster challenge was executing the vision to a tee. Me being the only
producer on the album made it simpler to work through a ‘no room for errorʼ kind
of ethic.”

J Dillaʼs Donuts, the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership, Q-Tip, Stephen
Sondheim, Talking Heads & EWF were among some predecessors Khaleel listened
to during Originalʼs creative process. “The biggest goal for this LP was to make
something that hasnʼt been made yet. A reason behind the title ‘Originalʼ is it
being one of its own body of work made by one person. Which I hope people will
recognize at their own pace.”

Original available on Apple Music & all streaming services today.

Follow:

https://twitter.com/km1double

Views: 10

Comment

You need to be a member of CODA~GROOVES~ENT to add comments!

Join CODA~GROOVES~ENT

Artist Management,PR,Promotion,Booking,Marketing... Check our Services and Prices Page http://codagroovesent.ning.com/page/services-1

Show sum LUV





Blog Posts

Attention: Music Industry Professional! Atlanta, GA Conference

Posted by Jacque Schauls on November 8, 2019 at 7:20am 0 Comments

Attention: Music Industry Professional! Atlanta, GA Conference February 7th-9th 2020

#Music #Entertainment #Conference #Networking

#RoadiesOfColorUnited

#February7thru9 #2020 #Atlanta #Education http://www.roadiesofcolorunited.com/r-o-c-u-event-and-hotel-registration/…

Continue

Made Men Minnesota Scam #Groupon #Scam #MadeMen #Landscaping

Posted by Jacque Schauls on May 25, 2019 at 5:57am 0 Comments

#Groupon #MadeMen #Landscape #SCAM #Landscaping Bought the Groupon, #John won't return calls to schedule the work. Paid for $150 #DoNotBuyGrouponServices John's number is 510-394-876 612-707-4083 #BEWARE #Thief #GrouponScam

Hair By JACQUE

Posted by Jacque Schauls on April 29, 2016 at 7:13am 0 Comments

#HairByJACQUE
NOW in Inver Grove Heights!
CREDIT CARD…
Continue

Effective Hashtags Social Marketing

Posted by Jacque Schauls on March 19, 2018 at 11:36am 0 Comments

#Effective #Hashtags

if you exceed two hashtags in a tweet your chances of engagement drop by 17%.

Only 22% of engagement with a brand’s tweets are replies.

78% are retweets

92% are link clicks.

So if you include an appropriate hashtag or two in your tweets as a brand, you are massively increasing the chances of exposure and click-throughs on the site. Going from 10 to 20 – in retweets or link clicks…

Continue

Model Contest #Model #Contest #ModelSearch

Posted by Jacque Schauls on February 27, 2019 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Model Contest!

We are looking for three models to be featured on https://dogtorbarker.com #DogtorBarker #Model #Contest

Must be over age 18. Go to the site, sign up for the #Newsletter

Submit your photos (3) & measurements. #Win #Clothing !…

Continue

Latest Activity

boss posted blog posts
13 hours ago
Amanda MzOnPoint Goldben posted a video

Big B Trap Phone Official Video

Kings Republic Media & Double Money Inc Presents Big B DMG "Trap Phone" Official Video
15 hours ago
KAMAL IMANI (Director, Poet, CEO liked KAMAL IMANI (Director, Poet, CEO's video
yesterday
KAMAL IMANI (Director, Poet, CEO posted a video

Rayvon - An Interview With the Ambassador of Hip Hop Reggae

International mega star Rayvon speaks with Kamal about his new ventures and much more on Bless the Mic Ciphers TV! Shout outs to Theresa Kemp, Shaggy and Sug...
yesterday
boss posted a blog post

Aychef - "Revived EP"

(Click Cover To Listen and Download)The north hardens those who brace its harshest winters, and none has battled more during those times than Aychef. The thirty-six-year-old emcee may be considered a late bloomer to the uninformed but is perceived as the hardest worker to many. Currently residing in the Bay Area of California, Aychef oozes out the Philadelphia style from the city that built him. His lyricism has been…See More
Sunday
Jamie Barren liked Jamie Barren's blog post Hottest Hotel New Year's Parties Los Angeles Has to Offer
Saturday
Jamie Barren posted blog posts
Saturday
Jamie Barren liked Jamie Barren's blog post Celebrate 2020 in West Hollywood
Saturday
Jamie Barren liked Jamie Barren's blog post New Year's Eve 2020 in Orange County: All You Need To Know
Saturday
Amanda MzOnPoint Goldben posted a blog post

[NEW] @savannahlathem Song & Role in Lionsgate’s 'Hell On The Border'

Actress/Singer/Songwriter SAVANNAH LATHEM has a Feature Song and Role in Lionsgate’s film Hell On The Border,A True Story about the First Black U.S. Marshalin Theaters December 13th(Los Angeles, CA) – Savannah Lathem is on her way to stardom with a featured song and a role in Liongate’s film Hell On The Border starring David Gyasi (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Ron Perlman (Hand of God) and Frank Grillo (Captain America film series), a film about the first Black Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Wild…See More
Friday
boss posted a blog post

Art by Bankrupt’s Live Art Exhibit At Grails Sports Bar December 5th and 6th

Bankrupt is a South Florida based Contemporary Mixed-Media artist.  He is known for his grandiose, vibrant, geometric pieces often featuring twisted depictions of hip hop artists, fashion and iconic pop figures.  …See More
Friday
Struc Supreme posted blog posts
Thursday
Amanda MzOnPoint Goldben posted a video

Jon B Priceless

jonb ,priceless, understand
Dec 4
Rico Banks posted a blog post

@ImaSTARRduh Releases New Music With "Imastarr2" Project

Mississippi has always been a hot bed for talented entertainers. Jackson, the state’s capitol, often breds a majority of the talented performers.Recently, we saw the release of a new project from one of Mississippi’s talented up-and-coming musicians. His name is Imastarr and the project “Imastarr2,” was released this past weekend during the Thanksgiving break.The project is definitely…See More
Dec 3
PlatinumVoice PR posted a blog post

[MUSIC VIDEO] SKVD ROCK -"CAN'T RIDE WITH ME"

Holy Smoke Records Recording Artist, Skvd Rock releases the visual to his latest single, "Can't Ride With Me"If you must define Skvd Rock's sound-one may say that it is hardcore gritty rap/hip-hop from the dirty South. Skvd Rock is a new hip-hop artist from Jacksonville, Fl. Skvd is quickly becoming one of the top "underground rap" artists in the scene. Skvd (pronounced skid) is signed to Holy Smoke Records…See More
Dec 3
Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) posted discussions
Dec 2
Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) liked Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes)'s discussion Santyna - FREE style
Dec 2
Migo House Records posted a video

Lowkey Christian Rapper Present's(The Servants of the Lord) Give The Devil No Space 4K Master

Life Is Full Of Distractions We Need To Pray And Stay Close To God By Reading his Word fasting and Praying ,Give The Devil no Space Is Giving No time To The ...
Dec 1
Migo House Records liked Struc Supreme's video
Dec 1
KAMAL IMANI (Director, Poet, CEO liked KAMAL IMANI (Director, Poet, CEO's video
Dec 1

© 2019   Created by Jacque Schauls.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Web Statistics