Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
I am Prince Malik. A recording artist/professional in medicine/journalist but most importantly, an everyday kind of guy. I get up in the morning, go to work, have my social circle but I am passionate about music and have been writing since I was very young. I got into the music industry five years ago officially and since then I’m here!
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I am working on my album and I will be releasing three songs in the next few weeks. The first, a Spanish language song called “Makusa,” which features Lumidee, is out now and will be followed by “I Wanna Know” and “I’m Here To Drink.” “Makusa” has been getting great feedback and is my second Spanish language single (I’m half Dominican). I decided to put it out after the incredible response my first,“Cara de Angel,” received, which was overwhelming. I hope my audience and fans like the tracks; they are fun, happy songs!
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I grew up in New York but have studied all over the world finishing my educational pursuits.
Where am I going? I am going towards continuing my career in music and letting people hear my songs. I love their feedback. I want to grow a bigger and bigger audience and so far I’m getting a great reaction to the music.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
My biggest hero in general is my dad. My dad was really an inspiration for me; he is a very hard working guy, he never stopped achieving things and that is where I got my motivation. He made me realize from you can always reach a higher place. Anything is possible, people say that a lot but he actually did it so it holds a lot more weight.
When it comes to music and life in general I’m inspired by a lot of artists. I used to box but I’m first and foremost a fan and I remember after Manny Pacquiao defeated Oscar De La Hoya he said something along the lines of “Even though tonight, I came out better than you, you are always my hero.” That’s what I look to do in music. I want to become better than my heroes like Jay-Z, Jim Jones, and Fat Joe, some of whom I’ve been lucky enough to work with already.
5: What book is your bible?
I never had a particular book that I would say is my bible. I’ve read thousands of books. Whatever I like in a book that fits my life, I apply it.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love professionalism–when people have something to do and are qualified to do and they complete their job. Unfortunately nowadays if someone does what they are supposed to do they think they should get credit for it because in the music industry a lot of things are unbalanced.
Music shouldn’t be a profession, it should be art. No one sees music as good music they see it as “How much will that make me?” I am trying to change that and take it back to the artistry within.
7: What is your raison d’être?
I don’t have a reason for being who I am. This is how I was trained since I was young, to do the right thing and expect the right results. As long as you’re doing the right thing, the results will always come out right.
8: What is your favorite color?
Blue. Sky blue.
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
It depends on my mood. Sometimes I like Superman, sometimes I like Spiderman. If I had to pick I would say Superman because he had super powers but he always worked to help people out. He put in the effort to do what was right.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
My window. If you sit in my bedroom and look out the window it gives you non-stop energy. That accomplishment type energy–you can see the whole city in front of you. Some people successful, some people trying to survive. I get great inspiration from that.
11: What turns you on?
Emotionally it turns me on when I see something inspiring, something people didn’t believe in but a person had such a faith about that thing and proved it to the world that they were right…that nothing is impossible kind of energy.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
What do you want to tell the people who are going to be reading this?
Emerging pop artist Prince Malik has quickly developed a devoted following of fans drawn to his relatable lyrics and passion for creating songs. Malik, who burst onto the music scene in 2010 with hit songs like “Billionaire” ft. Jim Jones, Yung Joc & Lil’ Mama , “I Got It” ft. Fat Joe , “One Night” and “Hey Ladies” ft. Jim Jones , recently released the first two singles off his forthcoming debut album Life Style. The pulsating club anthems “I Wanna Know” and “I’m Here To Drink” will be accompanied by the Spanish language anthem “Makusa” ft. Lumidee, and, in the coming weeks, Malik will also debut the videos for each track.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Meaghan Coffey
Photography Courtesy by Prince Malik Records
Design by Jillian Mercado
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Prince Malik, 2011, Photography Courtesy by Prince Malik Records