Born in Brooklyn, New York, 21 year old rapper, singer and producer Haleek Maul was sent to the island of Barbados at a young age to attend school and be raised outside the city.
Inspired by the sounds that filled his childhood environment, he began creating music while in secondary school, and what started off as innocent rhyming and mimicry of his favourite artists became an obsession which led him to pursue production and greater musical exploration.
Formative influences on his style include Vybz Kartel, Aphex Twin, Tricky, Crystal Castles, Damon Albarn and Kanye West, as well as visual artists like Araki, Kenneth Anger and Chris Cunningham.
Haleek Maul first surfaced in 2012 aged just 16 with the Oxyconteen EP. An album titled Chrome Lips followed with Chicago production duo Supreme Cuts, plus collaborations with Ryan Hemsworth, Le1f, Black Noise and others. In 2015 he dropped the full length Prince Midas mixtape, featuring Saul Williams and produced by Haleek and Shy Guy, Dubbel Dutch, Boody, WIFE, Last Japan, Blacknoi$e and Cubby.
Following a short hiatus to pursue studies, his latest offering is the In Permanence EP, released 11th May on Lex Records. It finds Haleek at the peak of his powers conjuring intense, confessional lyrics over towering and richly detailed music. The record opens with an introduction by poet and musician Saul Williams, features additional vocals from NYC based singer-songwriter Embaci, and production by Gila, D Tiberio, Dasychira, and Haleek.
He’s back in the studio and will be releasing more material in 2018.