(Art)ivist, poet, emcee, songwriter and vocalist; Naz Khalid uses her bold imagination and sharp perception of the world to weave lessons into poems and songs that are designed to raise awareness about issues of classism, racism, sexism, and other societal issues that go unaddressed in popular music. Humble in her accomplishments, Naz has hosted and performed at over 400 venues (nationally and internationally) since 1992 including open mics, colleges, Indianapolis Black Expo, literary workshops, hip hop conferences, jazz clubs, dance clubs, Super bowl 46, high schools, graduations, ceremonies, Juneteenth Festivals, and more. She served as a panelist (along side alongside hip-hop and spoken word greats such as “Professor Griff” of Public Enemy and Amir Sulaiman) that discussed ‘Women in Hip Hop’. She has had the pleasure of opening for and/or performing with:
She has released one single, two poetry album’s, has featured on several hip hop albums, and has also featured on a collaborative album with the band Kool’s Bazaar. She has toured and performed internationally and in the future, Naz hopes to be able to once again use her talent to motivate and inspire others (through creativity), on a world tour. Check out her videos and download her solo and collaborative work ( with Kool’s Bazaar and Dxstrslab) on Soundcloud, cdbaby, Itunes, Spotify,Youtube, and Reverbnation. Also, follow her on Twitter , Instagram and Facebook.