15-year-old rapper Malico wows the world with raw talent
LOS ANGELES, CA – The future of Hip Hop is something often debated, but there’s no doubt about the raw genius of 15-year-old Malico. The natural talent of this young up-and-coming artist is the kind of once-in-a-generation phenomenon that meets the attention of fans all over the world. And Malico has been doing that for the past five years, since he started entertaining fans with his unique style of Pop-Infused-Hip-Hop.
Being at the right place at the right time, Malico is on the radar of nearly every industry insider there is such as Kanye, Young Thug, Lil Duke, Trippie Redd, MGK, Lil Pump, Lil Keed, Calboy, Holiday, Lil Durk, Bump J, and Benny the Butcher, to name a few. To say he’s poised to make a major splash in the industry is an understatement, and his latest single “Distractions” could be the very thing that pushes him over the top.
Currently available across all streaming platforms, “Distractions” is a song that captures a chill vibe while sharing with the world an emotional pain that is beyond his years. It’s a song about trying to make a name for himself while dealing with the distractions that come with the life of an American teenager.
“When you’re working, you’ve got a lot of distractions,” he said. “Friends and influences and all different things can push you out of the way to what you need to be doing. This song is based around that. It’s a pain song that really makes you think.”
Originally hailing from Chicago, Malico recently moved with his mother to Los Angeles to pursue entertainment full-time. He’s been making music since age 9 and said he got his start randomly while freestyling with his brothers and friends one day. His father passed away that year and shortly after that, he lost a brother. He coped with those losses by putting pen to paper and started writing his own songs. He hasn’t looked back since.
“I don’t want to be looked at as a regular kid or average kid from Chicago,” he said. “I have a very proper demeanor. I’m all about positive energy. I want to encourage other youth and people in general to really be you and stay optimistic and hardworking. I want to be known for making great music and for impacting the youth in communities all over the world. I’d love to have a lot of awards and accolades but only because I want to be recognized for my art, and because it will mean that I’ll have a long career. But at the end of the day, I definitely want my music to be about bringing happiness and making people connected to my music so that it lives on forever.”
Malico said that over the next month or two, he is planning to drop 2 songs, “Chosen“and “Tik Tok “. He also said he credits a lot of his success to producers Osiris and Slime Castro who served as collaborators on “Distractions” and “Chosen,” respectively.
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