Emerging from Atlanta’s Zone 6, Yung Mal stands out in his city’s bustling trap scene with his tumbling flow and his sharp pen. Taking stock of his precarious position and reflecting on how he got there, Mal shares “One Night,” his new song. Produced with apocalyptic grandeur by PlutoBrazy, the new song finds Mal exercising his melodic muscles, lightly applying auto-tune but allowing his natural rasp to shine through. The 1.5 Da Label chieftain reflects on the chances he took and the price he paid in order to provide for his son, his mom, and his friends: “Catching each play like Jerry Rice/Life is a gamble, I rolled the dice.” “One Night” follows the flex-heavy “Get Right” in the wake of 1.5 Way Or No Way, Mal’s recent mixtape.
Named after the neighborhood in which he grew up, and for a phrase that was a favorite of his late homie Plug, 1.5 Way Or No Way is a mature and versatile effort. Mal’s rhymes are more polished and precise, reflecting the perspective of a father of a young son and daughter and a neighborhood leader who bears the hopes and dreams of his friends on his back. Home to singles like “Woah Woah” ft. Lil Gotit and the Pitchfork-praised “Wassup Wit Me” ft. G Herbo, the new mixtape earned praise from Complex (“Yung Mal can rap with some of the biggest in the game right now and still hold his own”) and HotNewHipHop (“Yung Mal bosses up in a major way on his new project”), as well as coverage from XXL, RESPECT, and more. Featuring additional appearances from BIG30 and Real Taker, 1.5 Way Or No Way is available everywhere via Alamo Records.
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