In an era where artists either become moguls or yesterday’s news, multi-talented Khleo Thomas is a force to be reckoned with. The LA-based MC began his career as a young actor. Mostly known for his role in Disney’s ‘Holes’, where he played “Zero” alongside Shia LaBeouf and co-wrote the theme song “Dig It,” which was featured on the ‘Holes’ soundtrack and maintained its spot at #1 on Radio Disney for 12 consecutive weeks. His big screen debut created a worldwide fan base, known as “Team Khleo,” which motivated the young star to dominate the entertainment world.
The young actor continued to make his presence known in Hollywood. From MGM’s ‘Walking Tall’ opposite “The Rock” to his recent cameo in the FX hit series ‘Sons of Anarchy’; it’s undeniable that Khleo is unstoppable. His leading role in the feature film ‘Hurricane Season’ led him to work opposite Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker. In addition, he starred in Sony Pictures’ Dirty, 20th Century Fox’s Roll Bounce and New Line Cinema’s Friday After Next. With a slew of other film and television cameos, Khleo is now ready to secure his position in hip-hop.
The 23-year-old MC isn’t a new comer to the stage. He has performed across the country alongside several successful young artists such as Bow Wow, Sean Kingston and Soulja Boy. Khleo has performed on nation-wide tours such as “2003’s Disney Jingle Jam ”, “2004’s Black Expo,” the infamous “Scream IV Tour.” The young jet-setter also traveled to Japan to perform on MTV Asia. Most recently he opened for Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg on the ‘How the West was Won’ Tour.
In 2010 his debut mixtape, “The World is a Cartoon,” racked up over 200,000 downloads within the first month of its release. His success continued after the release of his second mixtape, “The Next Episode,” racked up over 150,000 downloads. By early 2011“Team Khleo” downloaded over a million songs and made Khleo a world wide trending topic on twitter. His Youtube videos have reached over 3 million views and his live stream videos currently have over 300,000+ views, spawning a marketing partnership with Ustream.tv Motivated by his fan base, Khleo set out to become a social phenomenon and with in months he became a daily Twitter trending topic.
In 2012, the social media king was signed to Executive Dream and is currently in the studio recording music for various upcoming projects and on a nationwide radio promo tour promoting his new single ‘So Many Girls’.
Breathing new life into the game, Khleo has made it apparent that he is one of the new artists to watch out for. For the latest news on the rising star, visit khleothomas.com