Chicago poet, activist, spoken word artist, and G.O.O.D. Music rep, Malik Yusef has been on a mission lately, with not only his current All Saints (The Offering) series, which he has been dropping every week for the last four weeks, but also as one of the leading Hip-Hop social advocates. As he performed at Standing Rock this past weekend to protest the DAPL and even brought fellow Chicagoan Vic Mensa along with him to perform and organize food for the natives of the Standing Rock area.
Following the event Malik keeps the momentum going for his current All Saints series with it’s latest release, ME:ME. The second drop in three weeks that sees him teaming in some form with The Legendary Fiya Man, who co-prouduced the new record with Malik, Tae-Wan C-Luv, and Nate “Impact” Jolley.
It’s yet another powerful and thought-provoking drop from Malik, which has him and Fya contemplating throughout the track, the good and hood side of themselves in the music they decide to make. The crazy thing is how eirely similar it sounds to some of Kanye’s music too. Though it shouldn’t be a surprise, as it’s well known that Malik has either written, ghost-written or been a huge part of Kanye’s music over the years.
Anyways listen below to Malik and Fya’s latest drop, which let’s us know even musicians are like regular everyday people, when they have to decide between a good and bad side of what music they ultimately make.