New Orleans-bred artist Malik Ninety Five is making some of the most interesting and left field Hip-Hop right now. His latest single, “Link Up,” proves that point by deftly bridging the gap between pulsing early ‘90s Hip house and the more melodic Rap of the past decade.
The track also proves that the 21-year-old rapper/producer is on the cusp of something bigger, though he’s already received notable accolades through coverage by tastemakers Pigeons & Planes and DJ Booth , among others. And if you’re not hip to the kid yet, consider this your opportunity to catch up—and enjoy a good-ass tune while you’re at it.
The music of “Link Up,” which was produced by CLBTS and Malik, is built on driving percussion and a slick flip of the same Isley Brothers sample that heads will instantly recognize (“Between the Sheets”). It’s the ideal setting for the young artist to straight-up float with his smooth cadence and vocals, which reach those super-catchy, earworm levels on the hook.
“Link Up” is now available for stream and download through all major digital retailers, and serves as a sampling of what we can expect from his forthcoming LP, The Paradise Project, which is set to drop April 28th of next year.
• iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesLinkUp
• Amazon: http://bit.ly/AmazonLinkUp
• Google Play: http://bit.ly/GooglePlayLinkUp
• Spotify: http://bit.ly/SpotifyLinkUp
• Tidal: http://bit.ly/TidalLinkUp
• Website: http://malikninetyfive.com
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