Malek, a first-generational Coptic Egyptian-American artist, has been making noise with his consciously poetic street lyrics and global appealing music production.
Self taught writer and producer, Malek started writing poetry and making beats at the age of 14, using it as an outlet to escape his harsh environments.
Malek faced a lot of struggles early in life. From being raised by a single father at 11 months old to becoming homeless on his 18th birthday, he survived the rough environments of the Bay Area, eventually living in a baptism room at his Coptic Orthodox church in Hayward, CA. The extreme situations only pushed Malek to work harder, igniting his strong will to survive in order to achieve his dreams.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and is a 9/11 combat veteran. With his resilience and determination, Malek later obtained a Bachelor's degree in Film and Motion graphics, fulfilling his father's dying wish before passing from Leukemia. After graduating, Malek realized that music was first and last on his mind. People who heard Malek's music urged him to pursue it seriously in the past but Malek always viewed it as a long shot dream and had adapted his father's guidance in pursuing an education rather than entertainment. Despite having opened up for A-list artist in the late 90s' (Erykah Badu, Naughty by Nature, 112, and others) when being stationed in Okinawa, Japan, Malek never truly pursued his art until now and has made the commitment to becoming a full-time musician.
From being kidnapped as a baby from his mother's arms to joining military service and fighting in combat, dealing with shady business partners, to surviving the rough streets of Oakland CA, Malek's lyrical composition has turned sophisticated with wisdom and optimism for life.
Malek strives to enrich the youth with the spirit of optimism and words of wisdom in his music. It not only appeals to a young demographic but also one that fell in love with hip-hop during its golden era and is now raising their children on it.