Sporting some hypnotically left-field beats and a vivid introspective rapping style reminiscent of artists like Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Flatbush Zombies and Joey Badass, Virginia Beach artist Young Malak is set to be the alternative hip hop scene’s next big star.
Set to release his upcoming mixtape The Messenger on April 21st, he has released this promo video previewing two tracks from the mixtape ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Avoid the Vortex’.
Watch the video here:
‘So Much Time’ video here:
The rapper is a member of the Virginia Beach collective The Keys.
He credits the group for taking him out of a dark place: ‘during the time period it seemed almost as if I was dead because I felt I was not living. Living means growing and I felt I was stagnant as well as having extreme writers block for two years. Once I broke
myself down to my roots, overtime I began to get rid of the demons and become me again. It was almost like an immediate shift of energy again as the keyz were sparked and reborn as we all just needed some time to grow and figure out more of ourselves and the environment around us.’
As well a music, Young Malak’s passion’s include spinning poi fire, meditating, reading spiritual books, comedy movies, being out in nature, trying new foods and ‘smoking A LOT of THC/herbs’.