Artist Spotlight: M4L1K - Folded Waffle Artist Spotlight: M4L1K - Folded Waffle

Artist Spotlight: M4L1K


Alex: Hi M4L1K! Can you tell us about your stage name and where you’re from?

M4L1K: Hi! My stage name is M4L1K, pronounced “muh-leek,” and I’m from Chicago, IL. My real name is Malik, which means “King” or “Owner.” I changed the A to a 4 and the I to a 1 for uniqueness, and because 4+1=5, the month I was born.


Alex: How has your musical journey been?

M4L1K: It’s been like a magic hat—unpredictable. I had a schizophrenic episode while writing my latest track, leading to a unique, abstract sound. I want to show that there’s a place for everyone in music, not just those who follow the mainstream template.


Alex: What challenges have you faced?

M4L1K: Developing my unique style and rhyme scheme was a big challenge. I wanted something different from what’s popular today.


Alex: If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?

M4L1K: J. Cole. He’s versatile and one of my favorite mainstream artists.


Alex: What are your future plans?

M4L1K: I see my music getting noticed by different brands and people who can open doors for me. I hope to make my music my main source of income and possibly venture into TV or film.


Alex: Where can fans find your music and connect with you?

M4L1K: My music is on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, and ReverbNation. The best way to reach me is via email at



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