I'm Khalif The Ruler (Previously Known as King Leaf) I'm a Songwriter, Music Producer as well as mixing and mastering engineer located in the Los Angeles area. I've done production and sound engineering for over 7 years.
Khalif comes from a family of musicians with his mother being signed to Motown and His grandfather being one of the Legendary Temptations. He is skilled in various platforms for Songwriting, mixing, and mastering as well as developing production from scratch.
Not only is Khalif one of the more gifted melodic artist of the new age but also a prolific producer and songwriter working with artists including B.O.B, YG, Desiigner, Dom Kennedy, Hit Boy, Travis $cott, Problem, Teddy Riley, Three 6 Mafia (Dj Paul), Gizzle, Amara La Negra, Bobby Brown and more.
We also own a Recording Studio “Prominence Studios” in North Hollywood,CA So if you need Studio Time as well feel free to send an email.
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7 ReviewsEndorse Khalif
Professional, on-time, top-notch quality production. Wonderful to work with, will be coming back for more, highly recommend Khalif!
A+ experience working with Khalif. He was super fast and responsive, turnaround time was excellent, and the quality of production was top notch. Look fwd to working with him again!
Great work environment and the mixes are always on point. Production is awesome as well! Will for sure be my go to in LA!
King leaf is a legend in the making he can literally do everything Songwriting,Mix and Master. Very impressed! 5 star Fasho!
Always good energy at the studio and he will get the job done quick with top notch quality that will exceed your expectations.
King Leaf knew exactly what I wanted in my mix and was able to translate that into the song . It’s rare to have an artist who can execute the vision that you have for your work. Overall made the recoding process so flawless , all I had to do was focus on expressing myself .Production next level I have received several beats that exceeded all my expectations!!
I worked with King Leaf on my EP. He made me feel comfortable and provided me with everything I needed to create my project. He wrote, produced, mixed and mastered my whole project. I’m super happy with how it turned out. Will be working with him again soon!
Interview with Khalif
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What are my rates, I usually respond with what’s your budget? My real rates are kind of high, I’m providing discounted rates on soundbetter more then 50% off
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: NAGA - B.O.B this album was special because it was my first time producing this genre of music. B.O.B showed me the genre brazilian funk for the first time in the studio the same night we created Elbows
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: From the Westside With Love, 3 for Dom Kennedy. Also focusing on my work with artist like Desiigner , Blxst, B.O.B, Problem & my close friends who I fully believe in.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Myself (1 Stop Shop) , Gizzle (Grammy Nominated Songwtiter) , & Joey Diggs Jr. (Pop Songwriter)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, The Color from analog is second to none, but this is a digital age. You need programs like pro tools to succeed.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do all I can to provide you with the highest quality production.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The Creation Process
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: My line of work is pretty straight forward, but being that I make things look easy, that anyone could do my job is probably the only misconception.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats your overall Budget ?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Nothing but positive things will come from investing your craft, My Job is to insure that your able to compete with Top Tier Artist, and I Have no doubts that I can provide exactly what you need.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook, UAD Apollo, Midi Keyboard , U87 Mic, & Yamaha HS8 Speakers
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music has always been my career path
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As far as production Im a mix between Timbaland, Mike Dean & Hit Boy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ive worked with all the artist I would like to work with
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The Mix really makes a difference, spread your synths and instrumentation so the vocal can punch through the middle of the mix
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, R&B, Trap, Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My Artistry, All of my Skills are top tier and at a professional level.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The Entire Song, I’m a 100% able to create anything.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Produce; Write, Record then Mix & Master
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Full Recording Studio
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hit Boy , Kanye West, Teddy Riley,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, Songwriting, & Production