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Tariq Allah Nasheed

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Tariq Allah Nasheed
BornJuly 1[1]
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
🏳️ Nationality
  • Tariq Elite
  • King Flex
  • K-Flex
💼 Occupation
Hidden Colors film series
Notable workThe Art of Mackin'

Tariq Allah Nasheed (born July 1),[1] also known as Tariq Elite,[2] King Flex,[3] and K-Flex,[4] is an American film producer.[5][6]

Film career[edit]


He has produced a documentary about the history of Haiti called 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti that was released in the fall of 2017.[7]

Hidden Colors series[edit]

Nasheed produced the 2011 documentary film Hidden Colors: The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent.[8][9] Nasheed's follow-up film and DVD, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin, was released in 2012.[10][6]

In 2014, Nasheed released Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism.[11]

Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy was released in June 2016.[12]

Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare was released in August 2019.[12] During a screening of the film in the UK, Nasheed was banned from entering the country by the UK Home Office as he was deemed "not conducive to the public good."[13]

Feature films[edit]

In 2013, Nasheed released the horror film Dark Medicine, which he also wrote and directed.[14]

Music career[edit]

Nasheed is the lead singer of the R&B musical group Mink Slide.[15] Mink Slide's first album, Egyptian Musk, debuted at #12 on Billboard R&B Albums charts in 2018.[16]

Use of term "bed wench"[edit]

Nasheed has referred to black women who date interracially as "bed wenches" on social media.[17] In using this term, which historically was used to disparage black women who were raped by their masters during slavery, he has revived and popularized its use.[18] However his use of the term has been criticized because a black woman who chooses to have consensual sex outside of her race is not included within the traditional definition of the term.[19] In Nasheed’s conception of the term a bed wench is a black women who challenges the institutions of black patriarchy.[18]

He has also coined the term “Negro bed wench mentality” which he has expanded upon in great detail on his podcast.[18]


  • Hidden Colors (2011)
  • Hidden Colors 2 (2012)
  • Dark Medicine (2013)
  • Hidden Colors 3 (2014)
  • Hidden Colors 4 (2016)
  • 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti (2017)
  • Hidden Colors 5 (2019)


  • The Art of Mackin' (2000) ISBN 0971135339 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.[20]
  • Play or Be Played: What Every Female Should Know About Men, Dating, and Relationships (2004) ISBN 1439188769 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.[20]
  • The Mack Within (2005) ISBN 144062514X Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.[20]
  • The Art Of Gold Digging (2008) ISBN 0971135320 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.[20]
  • The Elite Way: 10 Rules Men Must Know in Order to Deal With Women (2009) ISBN 0971135347 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.[20]


  • Get Ya Swerve On B/W Put One Leg In The Air (1996)
  • What's the Name of Yo Hood? (1997)
  • Wash Yo Ass (1999)
  • Egyptian Musk (2018)
  • Crushed Velvet (2020)


  1. 1.0 1.1 @tariqnasheed (July 1, 2017). "Birthdate" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. France, Lisa Respers (May 3, 2010). "Bullock's adoption of black baby stirs debate". CNN. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Woods, Stacey Grenrock (February 2, 2009). "How to Behave on a One-Night Stand". Esquire. ISSN 0194-9535. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Miles, Jonathan (January 2, 2005). "Misbehavin'". The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Kearse, Stephen (December 19, 2018). "Wild Speculation Isn't Worth Much. A 'Theory,' However..." The New York Times. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pinkerton, Nick (December 5, 2012). "Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  7. Daut, Marlene (November 28, 2017). "Review of "1804: The Hidden History of Haiti"". H-Net.
  8. "Movies — Hidden Colors". WRTR. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. Jacques-White, Lorraine (November 30, 2011). "America's Got 'Hidden Colors'". CBS Atlanta. Archived from the original on September 9, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  10. "Hidden Colors 2 (2012)". The New York Times. Baseline/All Media Guide. Archived from the original on April 10, 2013. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Dickerson, Jessica (July 30, 2014). "'Hidden Colors' Filmmaker Tariq Nasheed: 'Eric Garner Was Lynched'". HuffPost.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Hidden Colors". Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  13. Sudan, Richard (August 8, 2019). "We need anti-racism activists like Tariq Nasheed in the UK – but the Home Office would rather let Trump in". The Independent. Retrieved May 16, 2020.
  14. Davis, Jim (2013). "The Eugenist (Review)". Influx Magazine. Archived from the original on June 15, 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  15. Harriot, Michael (March 9, 2018). "The Hotepocalypse Is Upon Us! Tariq Nasheed Goes Full Sisqo". The Root. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  16. "Mink Slide Featuring Tariq Nasheed - Its Time". AllHipHop. September 21, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  17. Jones, Monique (May 7, 2019). "Analyzing Black Women's Love For Chris Evans". ColorWebMag. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Hudson, Shafiqah (October 11, 2013). ""Negro Bed Wench?" Negro, Please". Ebony. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  19. Shaw, A.R. (December 25, 2019). "Tariq Nasheed upset, claims 'Queen & Slim' lead actress worships White men". Rollingout. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 "Tariq Nasheed". AALBC. Retrieved February 14, 2014.

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