In a hip-hop world polarized by bubble gum rap and burdensome consciousness, New York rapper Malachi Grant(formerly known as Merksmilez) is on a mission to find a balance; to bring feel good hip-hop music back to the forefront. And he’s not in it for the fame or fortune either; music is his therapy. Every lyric, drum line and flow is a connection to his existence and at the same time is an escape from his reality.
Citing a wide array of musical influences such as LL Cool J, Big L, Rakim, Biggie, Mase, Tupac and Nas, Malachi’s sound walks the border where feel-good music and story–telling meet. It’s soulful sounding and reminiscent of mid-90s hip-hop – positive and thought provoking with flows that make you bop your head and punch lines that make you laugh out loud.