Chali 2na is an American rapper with over 25 years in the business, widely recognised as one of hip-hop’s most distinctive and best loved voices. A founding member of the legendary rap group Jurassic 5, as well salsa funk band Ozomatl, Chali 2na has also featured with a huge range of other artists, all whilst finding time to branch out into acting and painting.
As chronicled by his famous Fish Market mix tapes, Chali 2na has collaborated with a huge spread of top international stars including Blackaliscious, Roots Manuva, Mos Def, Linkin Park, Beenie Man, Rusko, Tippa Irie, Rizzle Kicks, K’naan, Fatlip and many more. His openness to crossing boundaries and bringing his own unique take to different genres is emblematic of his positive and easy going nature.
Joining forces with The Funk Hunters on his forthcoming EP ILLectric, Chali 2na is still very much an active artist who has never let up on quality output. The man is a firm fan favourite and very close to the hearts of several generations of hip-hop.