19 Keys is a global thought leader who values high-level conversations that often lift the minds, bodies and spirits of the Black community. With every step of the way, there is a foundation that works closely with the state of mind and actions can be taken to bring about the necessary changes.
19 Keys attributes this foundation to a few things: his Muslim upbringing, his experience of life on the streets of Oakland, and being a student of pluralistic theology. Keith used his foundations, life experiences, and independent research to develop his own “raw view of life,” which he shares often.
“My biggest playground is my imagination,” he said. I stay childish so I can stay creative. I didn’t want to get to a point where I started thinking, ‘This is the way it is. ‘”
Although 19 Keys grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and Oakland, California, he understands that circumstances don’t determine his future.
“I’ve always been a global thinker, even when I’m in a local situation or a local budget,” Keys said.
This global mindset has allowed 19 Keys to create one of the most coveted ‘high level conversation’ platforms.his book Paradigm Keys: Solution-Based Mind Reprogramming, illustrates a shift in a person’s subconscious habits to create better results. A paradigm is a collection of habits of a person. He talks about the current paradigm of Hip-Hop.
“In hip-hop right now, a lot of black people are dying,” Keys explained. “We change that paradigm by reforming the lyrics. We reform the ideas we put out there. So it changes the frequency of life and the reality of being taught.”
After Savage commented on Nas’ relevance, he even credited Nas and 21 Savage for creating a new paradigm with their collaboration “one mic, one gun” in November 2022.
The existence of 19 Keys is a paradigm shift. His “Senior Conversations” cover a variety of topics where knowledge is intentionally disseminated to empower and influence progressive habits in the Black community.
Last month, he joined Oasis Investment Group for a workshop on rebuilding Chicago.
In addition, he also established BWO (Black World Order), which is a coaching component of his paradigm shift. Each week he guides students in developing intangible tools that will positively impact their tangible behaviors.
“Being part of BWO is the greatest gift you can give yourself, your children and those around you,” Keys said.
19 Keys continues to live out his purpose as a global thought leader advancing the progress of the Black community.