Elkhalifa tackles the human condition with unwavering conviction and candor, merging elements of jazz, funk, and go-go into his hip-hop rooted production. Instead of pursuing record deals and executives, Elkhalifa has taken the less-traveled path. Streamlining elements of the industry early on, from single-handedly recording, producing, and mixing his music to steering his marketing strategy and tour runs. A string of contemporary releases – Rock Creek Park (2011), The Beauty in All (2013), The Good Fight (2015), Alwasta (2016), and The Iceberg (2017) – headlining performances and tours with his 5-piece band, Good Compny, and streams in the hundred of millions have propelled him to international recognition and acclaim.
His latest project ODD CURE (2020) has been hailed as “hip-hop’s first pandemic masterpiece” (Exclaim), likened to “chicken soup for a divided society” (Okayplayer), and praised by Stereogum, HYPEBEAST, UPROXX, Bandcamp, DJBooth and more.