Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef

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Body Electric
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Spread Em
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I Miss the Old Kanye
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ChicagoE
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Wouldn't You Like To Ride [Ricky's Ridin High Remix]E

Albums

  • Wouldn't You Like To Ride -S & S Remixes

    May 2011 • 18 songs

  • The Great Chicago Fire A Cold Day In Hell

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Malik Yusef

Biography

Southside Chicago poet turned rapper Malik Yusef (aka the Wordsmyth) started honing his craft in the mid-'90s with appearances at open-mike nights. While he was performing a spoken word set, director Ted Witcher was in the audience looking for inspiration for his next movie about urban poetry. Impressed by Yusef's loose but powerful free-form style, he hired him as a coach for Lorenz Tate in 1997's Love Jones. This opened some doors in Hollywood, leading to appearances on BET's Rap City and HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry TV shows, where he performed "I Spit...." Maj...
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