US Rapper LEEK MALI Shares Brilliant New EP SUMMER FOREVER

“Summer Forever represents graduating from college and finally having the world in the palm of my hands. I can now do whatever, whenever because I'm finally free from the shackles of school. I get to live in the summer forever because nothing is holding me back from accomplishing my dreams."
4 August 2021

By Frank Bell

Quick-rising hip-hop artist Leek Mali has shared his brilliant new EP, Summer Forever. The project captures perfectly the essence of what hip-hop is all about – strong lyricism and storytelling with slick, well-crafted beats. And despite only arriving on the scene last year, the project could easily be mistaken as one from a hip-hop veteran, with each of the four tracks reminiscent of the early 2000s.

Leek brings to the surface several assets that make him stand out from first listen, such as the uniqueness of his voice and ability to vary his flow while sitting right in the pocket of each beat. Another impressive element of the project is how cohesive it is, with each song adding a different dimension, as can be heard on standout track “Sent2u”, which includes Baltimore trumpeter Brandon Woody playing live. The track also introduces us to the stunning vocals of singer-songwriter Tadiwa, and thankfully she will be teaming up with Leek on a more regular basis as part of new duo The SentruEz.  

Speaking more on the EP, Leek says: “Summer Forever represents graduating from college and finally having the world in the palm of my hands. I can now do whatever, whenever because I’m finally free from the shackles of school. I get to live in the summer forever because nothing is holding me back from accomplishing my dreams.”

“The project was created within the last couple weeks of college before I graduated this past May. I had a euphoric feeling during this time because I felt so accomplished and was excited for what the future held for me. My team, including Jordan Ali, Tadiwa, NotEye, Nepado, and Mastered.minds and I teamed up and created tracks that fed off of how we’ve contributed to elevating each other’s artistry, which explains the features.”

With such a flawless project from start to finish, Leek has undoubtedly put himself in the mix as an artist to watch out for over the next year. Offering something totally unique and captivating, he’s a great addition to the scene, and the most exciting thing of all is – he’s only just getting started! Summer Forever is out now to buy/stream on all platforms.

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