Young Malak- INTERVIEW

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
Growing up I’ve always been around music ever since i was born. I remember listening to artists like Tupac and Michael Jackson and remembering all the words to their songs by the age of 3 or 4. Just being a fan of music inspired me enough as a kid in 2nd grade to begin writting lyrics and poetry.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Tupac, MJ, and Nirvana were my early days but summer of 2,000 is when my mom and I moved to Virginia and I was introduced to music like Eminem, Dmx, Jay z, Pharrell, Missy Elliot. I had almost every eminem album growing up but thats because I had a mom who was pretty chill when it came to letting me listen to the music I wanted to. She grew up a rocking roll chick in the 80’s and my grandparents probably hated it when she was my age so never really censored my music. I had thousands of cds and cassette tapes. The impact it has on me now is basically just makes me continue to do what i do best which is music and go at hard as i can until when its all over hopefully ill be in that category of legends I grew up on.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I’ve been writting lyrics and poetry since 2nd grade, Ive been producing as well as engineering since 11th grade, and I’ve been making beats now for over 2 years. Ive also been playing guitar now for about 4 years as well as bass guitar every now and then.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
2014-15 we performed hundreds of shows from local spots in Hampton roads to last year setting up our own East Coast tour from Va to ATL. Also We performed last year at Shaggfest 2015 in Va Beach as well as many clubs and venues such as Shakas. This year we have been keeping busy within the studio getting the material put together to release this year starting off this spring April 21st with Young Malak “The Messenger”. The Keyz and I will be back on the Road hitting Festivals and Venues world wide soon!!!
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Working inside of Timbaland’s studio with engineer Trevor Hale on a song for a fundraising project.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
You can find The Keyz or Myself Young Malak online on youtube, soundcloud, reverbnation, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Datpiff.com, Google play, Like our Face book page The Keyz of follow us on twitter. Young Malak “The Messenger” will be online everywhere and for FREE!!!!! The Messenger will be live 4/26/2016 on Tidal, Spotify, Bandcamp, Datpiff.com, soundcloud, youtube, Reverberation, and Facebook. Don’t forget to check out our latest Music videos as well as our “Scandalz” and “Music is the Lifeline” videos on Youtube.

Skremz

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London based rapper Skremz, is just releasing his latest track ‘Palm Trees’. Currently signed to QH Music, he takes influences from the likes of Jay Z to Eminem. It’s a dark lyrical track, with a hook that will grab you and draw you in.

Watch ‘Palm Trees’ (EXPLICIT) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxPqBb72xqk

1– When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I guess music has been a part of my life from the beginning. I was told as a child when I used to cry, I would be kept quiet by me watching The Lion King. The songs shut me up.

As a teenager I was inspired by Eminem and how he wrote his feelings down on songs. His writing skills and rapping style amazed me. I could also relate to his life and i wanted to do what he did. I guess I’m influenced by life experiences.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up listening to a lot of Jay Z and Eminem. They just were the best to me. Their rhymes and their producers intrigued me. The made Music. I did listen to lots of other genres and found some great artists. I could quote names but that will take forever. The people I listen to play a major role in what I make right now. I love mixing others ideas with mine as well as being individually unique.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I’ve been writing since around 9 years old. I couldn’t write raps, I just wrote stuff down. By the time I was 14 I started to give myself foundations and construct what I wrote down into pieces of music.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I haven’t been on the road lately. I’ve been making music and getting projects ready. I believe when its time to go on the road, it will just happen. I believe this will be soon

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Very interesting question. I have multiple moments in music. One of the coolest moments was when Eminem returned to Hip-Hop after his hiatus

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

Twitter – @Skremz

Facebook.com/skremzworld

youtube.com/skremztv

instagram – kingskremz