New Picture?How you like me now? I go blaow? makin every ghetto foul. I might have took your first child, scarred your life, crippled your style. I gave you power. I made you buck wild.? (Nas, 1996) When Nas released It Was Written in 1996, he was unaware that eight years later, 12 year old Terence Oliver would take one listen to ?I Gave You Power? and it would change his life forever. It was Nas? first person narrative from the perspective of a gun that inspired Khemist, to begin writing poetry.? Growing up in the heart of North Philadelphia, Khemist was not oblivious to the poverty, crime, and misfortune around him. Citing Lauryn Hill and Nas as his major musical influences, Khemist aims to become one of the most influential writers of his generation.

Current Temple University student, Khemist has shared the stage with artist such as Rick Ross, Wale, Freeway, Meek Mill, Chrisette Michele, TalibKweli, and many more. His debut album Puzzle Pieces was recorded and released in August 2011 with super-producer Dilemma of Hello World Music at the world renowned Sigma Sound Studio.? Less than a year later, while completing his sophomore year at Hampton University, Khemist released D2WR.? Death to Wack Rappers (D2WR) is a flawless compilation of raw emotion and authentic rhymes, void of gimmicks and fabrications.? The D2WR mixtape is hosted by Black Thought of the legendary Roots with guest vocals by Jay Electronica, Black Ice, Selina Carrera, Hezekiah, and a host of others.

On November 15th 2013, Khemist teamed up with West Philly?s own DJ Aktive (turntablist and tour Dj for Nas, Common, Kanye West, Marsha Ambrosious, etc.) to present to their new project ?KHEMIST x AKTIVE?. With Khemist?s impeccable lyricism and storytelling over classic beats while DjAktive scratches and cuts, both of their presence are strongly felt as this project brings to listeners the true essence of Hip-Hop.


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