Interview: Malik Ferraud Talks Positive Vibe, Upcoming LP & Much More With BluntIQ Magazine

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A little over a week ago, we reported that Malik will be featured in the April/May issue of urban magazine BluntIQ. Today, we have an interview that Malik recently did with the popular magazine where Malik talks about his brand Positive Vibe, his upcoming project, where he gets his inspirations from and what life was like growing up, who he wants to work with in the future, his experience at SXSW, and much more.

Check out some quotes below and read the full interview here.

New Project:

“Expect my new LP to be released this Spring/Summer. Definitely look out for it, got some great music on there that is personal and finally allowing my fans and listeners to understand and know who Malik Ferraud really is as a person.”

Inspirations:

“Life, my daughter, emotions, everything and everyone around me. It really changes day to day, on some days my inspiration may come from a song I’ve heard or an idea I’ve been thinking about. On other days my inspiration may come from conversation, day to day living, or being in a certain mood.”

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Malik Ferraud Covers April/May Issue Of BluntIQ Magazine

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As we await Malik Ferraud’s upcoming LP, the hardworking MC has achieved yet another milestone. BluntIQ Magazine, a critically acclaimed magazine in urban pop culture, has featured Malik Ferraud and 4 other artists on the cover of their April/May issue! The magazine will be available on April 20th, better known as 4/20 by our herb friends.

Thank you to BluntIQ Magazine and everyone else for the continued support!

News: Malik Ferraud’s “You Alive” Video Was Featured On HipHopDX

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Malik Ferraud continues to see his hard work paying off as his most recent music video “You Alive” was recently featured on HipHopDX! Being one of the most prominent publications in all of Hip-Hop, we wanted to share the experience with our fans because at the end of the day, you guys are the one’s we’re doing this for.

We’ve posted the video after the break for you to enjoy once again, and thank you to HHDX for the support!

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News: Malik Ferraud Deemed As SXSW’s “Best Of The Best”

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As most of you know, Malik Ferraud was given the opportunity to perform at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX. With the surplus of rappers performing, and this being Malik’s first year, who knew how fans would’ve responded? Well, according to SocializeWize, Malik was one of SXSW’s “Best Of The Best”. Read what they had to say below:

“Last but not least is my Cinderella story of SXSW, Baltimore’s Malik Ferraud. Even though I was unable to catch his show due to rain, I had a chance meeting with he and his Positive Vibe, and CLASZI Lifestyle crew which ressurected my love for hip hop, something that died long ago….”

See the rest of the article here, and thank you to SocializeWize for the support!

News: Malik Ferraud’s “You Alive” Was Featured On VIBE Magazine!

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Malik has reached another milestone right before his big trip to SXSW!

VIBE Magazine, one of the most respected magazines in pop culture, has featured Malik’s new video “You Alive” on their site! We’re proud of this accomplishment and we wanted our fans to enjoy the success with us. Read what VIBE had to say below:

“Maryland stand up. Baltimore wordsmith Malik Ferraud is prepping for his forthcoming untitled LP with the release of his new single, “You Alive.” The pensive visuals compliment the slow-tempo Shark-produced beat.”

Thank you to VIBE and everyone else for all of the support!

New Video: Malik Ferraud – ‘You Alive’ (Prod. Shark)

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Premiered by HotNewHipHop

With his new LP on the horizon, Malik Ferraud unleashes a brand new video for his smooth new single titled “You Alive” produced by Shark. This introspective, slow-tempo jam gives listeners some insight into Malik’s state of mind, while Dan St. Ours captures the snowy experience perfectly. With the winter wonderland taking place in Maryland right now, the timing couldn’t be better for Malik’s brand new visual experience.

Hit the jump to see the full video and be sure to catch Malik at SXSW next week!

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News: Malik Ferraud Featured On HotNewHipHop’s ‘Heat Seekers’ Series!

Malik Ferraud’s recent music video “Come My Way” has just been featured on HotNewHipHop’s HeatSeekers section of their website! The HeatSeekers series is a weekly contest that HotNewHipHop runs where they shine the light on talented upcomers and rightfully so, Malik caught their eye this week.

We’ve posted the video above for you to enjoy once again!

New Video: Malik Ferraud – ‘Come My Way’ (Prod. DJ Black Diamond)

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Cover Art Courtesy of Matt Hodin, Photo Courtesy of Charlie Peacher

In light of Valentine’s Day, Malik Ferraud not only unleashed this brand new, interactive website for his fans, but he also treated us to a brand new video for his recent track “Come My Way” produced by DJ Black Diamond. This relationship-inspired tune is something we all can relate to, and for those hoping that special someone ‘comes your way’, this video and Malik’s advice might be the remedy you need!

Enjoy the full video directed/edited by Daniel St. Ours after the break!

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Malik Ferraud Is Headed To SXSW!

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We are very excited to announce that Malik Ferraud will be performing at the 2014 SXSW festival in Austin, TX! The name of the showcase that Malik will be performing at is called the Us Vs. The Industry showcase hosted by Chapter’s Alumni. The showcase will be taking place on March 13th, and we will update this post when a specific time is available.

Stay tuned for more information regarding Malik and the 2014 SXSW festival!

UPDATE: Malik will now be performing on the 11th and 15th as well! See our Events section for more info.

News: Malik Ferraud Featured On Complex Magazine And The Source Magazine

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[Via TheSourceMagazine] “New music from artists under most of your radar. We wanted to share some dope singles and videos from some artists that you may start to love and follow in 2014. Don’t be called out for jumping on the bandwagon next year when some of these guys take off”.

http://thesource.com/2013/12/20/never-on-schedule-but-always-on-time-122013/2/

[Via ComplexMagazine] “Malik Ferraud is an upstart rapper from Baltimore. His latest single, “Come My Way,” finds him talking about love, but in a refreshing way. Ferraud dedicates his two verses to a special someone, but rather than focusing on her physical characteristics or material objects, he talks about things he finds more important, like passion and thoughts. The song somewhat lofty in its idealism, but the beat enhances the vibe. Produced by DJ Black Diamond, it samples the vocals from KP & Envyi‘s “Shorty Swing My Way” and transforms the club hit into a jazzy, laid back song”.

http://www.complex.com/music/2013/12/malik-ferraud-come-my-way