Shalom Life | January 29, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Actor & Hip Hop Sensation, Khleo Thomas

Khleo warmed our hearts as Zero in Disney’s ‘Holes’, and continues to spread the love today with his music. The ‘Too Many Girls’ MC sat down to SL to discuss his Jewish heritage, upcoming album, and his necklace line, ‘Love Wings’.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: September 13th, 2012 in Culture » Music » Interviews

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Actor & Hip Hop Sensation, Khleo Thomas

Los Angeles-based actor and MC, Khleo, is best known for playing 'Zero' alongside Shia LaBeouf in Disney’s ‘Holes’. While he was establishing himself as a young actor, his music career began to blossom as well. He co-wrote the film’s theme song, ‘Dig It’, which was not only featured on the soundtrack, but also held the #1 spot on Radio Disney for 12 consecutive weeks.

After the success of ‘Holes’, Khleo pursued his passion for both acting and music, with roles in ‘Walking Tall’, ‘The Hurricane Season’, and ‘Sons of Anarchy’, and worldwide performances alongside the likes of Bow Wow, Sean Kingston, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg.

In 2010, Khleo released his debut mixtape, ‘The World is a Cartoon’, which garnered over 200,000 downloads within the first month of its’ release.

Almost 10 years after the release of ‘Holes’, Khleo continues to inspire a worldwide fan base, known as ‘Team Khleo’. His songs have been downloaded over a million times, his name is a daily trending topic on Twitter, and his music videos have received over 3 million views on YouTube.

Khleo is currently in the studio recording a full-length album, but managed to find some time to speak to Shalom Life about his unique Jewish upbringing, his necklace line that spreads positivity, and his love for Luther Burgers.

Go to page 2 for our exclusive interview with Khleo!

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