Ansuni Hall


haleek maul’s mick jenkins collab “halo” is heavenly

November 29, 2019

We’ve seen Bajan-by-way-of-Brooklyn rapper/singer/producer Haleek Maul mature into a man and develop as an artist right before our eyes. Born Malik Hall, he first made noise in 2012 at the tender age of 16 with his Oxyconteen EP, now, he’s priming us for his official debut LP, Errol, with his new song “Halo.” The track features water-obsessed Chicago spitter Mick Jenkins and is produced by Sebastian Sartor (son of Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and co-producer of Pusha T’s “King Push” with Kanye West).

On “Halo,” the introspective Maul uses biblical references to describe his internal dialogue about himself and assessment of a new lover: “… on his Nazareth/ They want send me Jerusalem/but that’s on some other shit/cash all on Methuselah/shorty servin’ Medusa looks/You claim that you damaged?/that’s two of us/ I hope I can bandage your wound.”

“With this project, I’m really working through a lot of the things that I’ve learned about myself and the world in the period since I lost him,” Maul says. “This is the first project in a trilogy that will document a large portion of my past as well as the transformation I’m currently undergoing as an artist and a person.”