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June 18, 2020

Malik: “Red”

By: Jack Anderson

Having graduated Leander High School in just 2014, Brian Malik Baptiste didn’t skip a beat in pursuing his dreams of becoming a full-time producer. And after four short years, Baptsite had earned his first Grammy (deservingly so) for writing, arranging, and production contributions on “Better Off” from Ariana Grande’s Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year-winner Sweetener. With a more recent nomination as co-producer on Grande’s Thank U, Next and as an ongoing regular contact in J. Cole’s Dreamville rolodex, this native Austinite has just signed with major Kanye inspiration No I.D. as a solo artist.

Enigmatic briefcase in tow, Baptiste has just shared his solo debut single under the new moniker, strutting out confidently yet delicately over an unconventional 3/4 trap waltz. You’ll find even more vibrance on Malik’s ongoing exploration of color, be it in the abstract, societal, or literal connotation throughout Spectrum, starting with this iridescent single, “Red”


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