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Music / July 29, 2021

Malaki links up with J a r J a r J r in ‘Head Highs’

Music / July 29, 2021

Malaki links up with J a r J a r J r in ‘Head Highs’

Words: Dylan Murphy

The Dublin rapper showcases his softer side on the smokey new single.

In a collaboration that makes too much sense, Malaki has teamed up with Cork production wizard J a r J a r J r for ‘Head Highs’.

The jazzy cut sees Malaki rap at a walking pace over a smooth and sensual instrumental, with the single marking the follow up to his powerful track ‘The Riddler’.

Sharing DNA with the jazz-influenced rap of contemporaries like Kojaque, the rapper and poet is showcasing his versatility and returning to a similar style that we were introduced to on ‘Fair Play’.

Speaking about the track, Malaki says, “Intimate moments are birthed from love. Those moments of pure bliss we truly treasure forever. ‘Head Highs’ tries to capture some of those moments and the feelings that exist within them, no matter the brevity of time.”

The video for the track has cameos from the Chamomile Records crew and was shot across London earlier in the summer.

Watch the video for ‘Head Highs’ below:

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