When we caught up with 15 year old rapper, Haleek Maul last May, he was busy preparing his seven song OXYCOTEEN EP which was released on June 18th by parent label MEROK RECORDS. We spent a couple of weeks listening to his moody delivery over deep atmospheric beats produced by talents like SUPREME CUTS, THE-DRUMS, KING BRITT AND EPLP.
Throughout the EP Maul maintains an air of vulnerability as he unfolds the gloom and growth of an artist finding his voice. He displays this perfectly on ‘INEBRIATED,’ the first song off the record.
On standout tracks like the previously released ‘GULLY,’ Haleek chooses to flex his lyrical muscles asking questions like “FUCK THIS WORLD, WHY WAS I BORN?” and concludes with “I AM NOT A PERSON I’M JUST VERSES STUCK INSIDE YOUR HEAD” All of this is done with the help of Chicago based beat-making duo, SUPREME CUTS.
By the end of the EP, Haleek reminds us that he lives for the art he creates “THIS IS WHAT I LIVE FOR,THIS IS WHAT I DIE FOR.”
‘YOU COULD LIVE FOREVER’ he says and we certainly hope he does. We look forward to more of those narcotic-like rap highs we know he’ll take us on. FULL ALBUM STREAM BELOW:
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