Karriem started out as jazz drummer, working with vocalist Betty Carter and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. He is also a producer, and has worked with people like The Roots, Common, Slum Village and J Dilla. He is also part of The Detroit Experiment, along with the likes of Amp Fiddler and Marcus Belgrave. If jazz and hip-hop passionately and cleverly intertwined with one another, the hybrid result would be a musically gifted lovechild. Born August 25, 1975 in Detroit, MI, Karriem Riggins’ parents realized their son was gifted when he began digging through their records.