Born August 25, 1975 in Detroit, MI, Karriem Riggins’ parents realized their son was gifted when he began digging through their records. He joined his father Emmanuel (who used to perform with jazz guitarist Grant Green) in the studio to play with instruments in the likeness of a musical great. Riggins continued his ongoing affair with music in his education and made hip-hop music in his spare time. Riggins turned his love into a profession, moving to New York City in 1994 at the age of 19. Karriem has made major accomplishments within the hip-hop world as a musician and producer.