MALK NAZ: New Star on the Rise

Malk Naz is definitely not a well-known name, but that is soon to change. This talented young man has a lot to say and has a rather unique lyrical way of saying it. I recently chatted with Malk about his career thus far. Our Q&A starts below. Enjoy!

CB: Where are you from originally?

MN: I’m originally from Wilson, NC. A little small town in Eastern NC.

CB: How long have you been doing music?

MN: About 8 or 9 years

CB: What was your motivation for getting into the music business?

MN: Just growing up with my family and them being so music oriented within the church and them being from the South American culture was different. My dad was a hip hop DJ coming up in the 80’s and 90’s so I got kind of a mixture of both. So, I’m like hay why not carry the torch and just do what they couldn’t because they had children. So, let me take up their torch and let me make their dream and everyone before me dreams and I’mma make it happen.

CB: Who are your musical influences?

MN: My musical influences are Jay Z, Future, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and also Common. I really like Common.

CB: Of all of those who would like most to work with?

MN: Mr. Shawn Carter himself Jay Z. If you’re going to do something go straight to the top with it.

CB: So, of all the songs you have done which stands out the most to you and why?

MN: The song that stands out most to me is my favorite song “Foreign”. By my family being from somewhere different everything was foreign to them coming to America. So, I’m like a walking sponge learning everything everywhere I go. So, within the song I have different little metaphors for different lingos from different places I learned. Basically, the song is like wow what’s this with music going different places, doing different things and I’m rapping while I’m seeing these things. So, it’s just an imagine thing close your eyes and fantasize and just ride with the words.

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