Fresh Faces Friday: The Fresh Committee Introduces Maliq Jordan
Nowadays it seems everyone is a rapper, but not everyone has flow. Jordan Sims aka Maliq Jordan is not one of these people.
With a master flow, engaging lyrics and a vivid storytelling ability, its easy to see how the Grand Rapids, Michigan based artist’s biggest influences – A Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Lupe Fiasco have rubbed off on him.
On The Initiative EP he starts out with a burst of energy on How It Feel:
(How does it feel) to be the illest nigga in the sickest land,
Why you ask? Cause I feel I am, I ain’t going hard just because I can I’m going for broke to a businessman,
Pay dividend, I’ll throw a band in the ceiling fan, you can tell I’ve been,
Grinding and climbing for chips I’ve been so sick but now my life getting big,
Never will quit until I see commas with no baby mama
The project offers up clever wordplay and memorable one-liners all over the place like on the Picture Me Rollin’ Freestyle: “Serving em’ like the US Open knowing that I’m doper than these hopefuls on the corner” and again on The Shout-out: “I’m a cold nigga like Django in the beginning scene, since birth my pen has been menacing” which make you rewind back just to catch what you missed the first time.
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