Born Khafre Zimmerman in Camden, New Jersey, KING ZIMM is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, hip-hop artist, and instrumentalist. With a classically percussionist / arranger for a father, a singer for a mother, and a producer uncle, Zimm grew up surrounded by music.
He got his creative start writing poetry as a child after his family moved to the Philadelphia suburbs. His verses naturally blended into his love of Hip-Hop and by junior high, he could be found participating in schoolyard rap battles. By high school, Khafre chose the guitar as his instrument of choice and began to incorporate elements of Rock and Soul into the songs he wrote.
While in college, Zimm performed at Howard University’s Homecoming concert three years in a row, plus a slot at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Zimm has dubbed his signature sound “Rock & Flow”, which combines the best of Hip-Hop, Soul, and Rock & Roll.
King Zimm has been selected for the 2015 NACA South Showcase.
10/26/17 7:00pm Presque Isle, ME University of Maine - Presque Isle
12/06/17 12:00pm Galloway, NJ Stockton University
King Zimm was great. He’s talented. I hope he finds what he wants with his career. Response was good. Students enjoyed it. - Doug Smith, DSA – Hollins University, Roanoake, VA
King Zimm was great!!! He played a bit longer than I expected but that wasn’t much of an issue as he is pretty talented performer. The students really enjoyed having him here too - many stayed after to buy CDs and take pictures so I thought that was really great. Overall we were really happy with everything! - Hailey Uribe - Wells College, Aurora, NY
King Zimm was amazing! I got great feed back from the students about his performance. He was truly great! Thank you again! -Sarina Langley - Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
He was great! People loved the acoustic feel down there. We had a decent turn out too! -Natalie DiGennaro - Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT