Psychedelic ‘grungy’ hip hop star, Darius Bickman (Young Malak) is 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’.
‘The Messenger’ is a dark outpouring of feelings set to a spacey beat, whilst ‘Avoid the Vortex’ sees the rapper playing impressively with his flow over a grimy sawtooth-synth beat. The visuals are fittingly trippy, definitley not one to miss for fans of Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Flatbush Zombies and Joey Badas.
Young Malak is also a member of of the Virginia Beach collective The Keyz, crediting the group for taking him out of a dark place and to overcome his “extreme” writers block, “ 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.”
We look forward to hearing more from Young Malak and look forward to his mixtape The Messenger coming April 21st.
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