Singer, songwriter, rapper and audio engineer Maliik breaks down his philosophy on maintaining a sustainable art career along with tips on how to successfully collaborate with other artists. In this video, Maliik explains his origins as a Hip Hop artists, how his career started off unsustainably and how he turned it around to what it is today. Sometimes you have to wear all the hats, but what are the benefits of doing so? What about when you can’t “wear all the hats;” how do you maneuver?
Career Sustainability and Collaboration with Maliik
About the Author: maliik
Maliik is a Jamaican, Toronto-born artist and visionary, with a multitude of musical talents. Moving with passion and a deep love for his art, he is a rapper, singer, songwriter, audio engineer, advocate for justice and seeker of truth. Using his music to inspire and impact on personal and communal levels. At the age of 12, his mother took him to a studio in the heart of the city. It was then, that he fell in love with recording arts and he has since been refining his craft. Incorporating his Jamaican roots and the influences of his upbringing in Canada into his work, Maliik’s art is versatile to the core. Showcasing his constant ability to stretch expectations and step outside any boxes. Juxtaposing a platitude of sounds, Maliik has a unique ability to string elements of Reggae into contemporary Hip-Hop flows, while bringing in softer sounds when called for, creating a raw and magical atmosphere. He can seamlessly thrive in any musical element and consistently proves it- to himself and the world. He has performed on several stages including, Toronto’s Best Kept Secret, SQD Summer Fest, Loud Army Up2Sum and many more. Maliik continues to create music independently and in collaboration with several artists. He is currently working on his upcoming solo project titled, ‘Can’t Quit Now, Gotta Have It’ and a collaborative project with Moël and Dean Vision, called, ‘Cries For Salvation’. You can find his music across all streaming platforms.
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