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clipping., Haleek Maul, Tallesen
Sep 7, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - Sep 8, 2014 @ 1:00 am| 10-12
Born in Brooklyn in 1996, Malik Hall better known as Haleek Maul left NYC to attend school in Barbados at a very young age. From an early age he was experimenting with music, mostly rap and IDM, he attributes his musical fever to the serene lifestyle Barbados offers, choosing to shut himself off from normal adolescent activities and swapping television for the sound of crashing waves. Having said that, the one thing Haleek did rely on to aid his musical growth was the Internet, drawing inspiration from artists such as Crystal Castles, Fever Ray and Tricky. Among other things, a characteristic that separates Haleek from his contemporaries is his open mind. There is no front, no alter ego, his music mirrors his thoughts, and he doesn’t hide behind anything. When conversing with him, it’s clear that he questions everything; he philosophizes and challenges the normal approach to living. Not believing in the idleness
of adolescence, Haleek promotes the notion of instilling productivity in people from a young age.
“I don’t really have anyone I look up to anymore, most people prove to be disappointments, including
myself.” It’s this self-awareness and brutal honesty that puts Haleek in a different league than that of his