In 1997, Halim A. Flowers was arrested at the age of 16 and sentenced to two life sentences in the District of Columbia. His experiences were filmed in the Emmy award-winning documentary Thug Life In DC. In 2005, he started his own publishing company, SATO Communications, through which he published 11 books.
In 2019, Halim was released from prison after serving 22 years. Upon his release, Halim was awarded the Halcyon Arts Lab and Echoing Green Fellowship awards. In 2020, he signed to be represented by DTR Modern Galleries for his visual art practice. His visual art has been exhibited at the MoMA PS1 and the National Arts Club in NYC. In 2022, he started his own fashion brand releasing exclusive limited collections of streetwear designs.