Khari Mateen joins me on the 30th episode of the podcast. He is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist working all over the world. Working with Grammy-nominated artist and on Emmy-winning films, he’s had a successful music career spanning various projects, collaborations and albums. His work encompasses his perspective, creativity and storytelling via song. We chat about how ?uestlove's mom got him his first job at a movie theater in Philly, to eventually working on numerous records with The Roots. We explore the duties of a producer, to succeeding as a cellist without becoming a soloist. Finally we talk about working with STS, Nao Yoshioka and establishing long lasting human relationships while embracing challenges and struggles.