With his unmistakable baritone voice, Chali 2Na has established himself as one of hip hop’s prominent and most charismatic personalities. He’s also garnered renowned praise as a visual artist across a wide spectrum of mediums. Most known for co-founding music groups, Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali released his debut solo album Fish Outta Water in 2009. Since then, he has been touring the world with his three piece band known as the House Of Vibe. Breathing new life into his musical past, he recently announced Against The Current, a music and art project that combines a series of genre bending EPs with a coffee table book featuring original artwork and photography from Chali himself.
Chali relocated from Chicago to LA in the early 80’s when he was entering his teens and was instantly engulfed by the worlds of hip hop and graffiti. As his music career began to flourish, his artistic talents also expanded past the walls of city streets and onto canvas and into galleries. Now, as Chali’s collection continues to grow he is finding unique ways to share his visual art with the world, and demand for it is snowballing. In 2013, he reunited with Jurassic 5 for a long run of festival appearances and a world tour premiering at Coachella.
Chali’s growing reputation as a hip hop legend paints a bright future as he continues to build momentum with his artwork, voice-over work, and an increasing variety of performance collaborations including his most recent partnership with UK Producer, Krafty Kuts.