BMI Indie Spotlight: bLAck pARty

Posted in News on July 13, 2023
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Malik Flint, otherwise known as bLAck pARty, is a versatile, L.A.-based artist whose sound includes elements of psychedelia, funk, R&B, reggae, soul, gospel, rock and country. His chosen name is a celebration of the power and traditions of Black music and its influence around the world, while his talent for blending sounds and styles is evident in both his music and his approach to collaboration. Working with others is at the root of his journey. He played trumpet and horns in his school marching bands before producing and recording for rapper Kari Faux and pop/R&B duo Chloe x Halle. He was in a rap-rock band called Flint Eastwood, and his first record, Mango, was the result of finding a community to share music with on social media. Working closely with Kari Faux early in his career opened doors to working with actress, writer and producer Issa Rae on the music for her hit HBO series Insecure and cemented a relationship with multi-hyphenate artist Donald Glover, culminating in signing to his Wolf + Rothstein label in partnership with RCA and contributing to Glover’s critically acclaimed 2016 Childish Gambino album Awaken, My Love!. bLAck pARty’s new album, Hummingbird, features a range of artists like Saba, Kari Faux, Jean Deaux, Childish Gambino, Gwen Bunn and Malik’s own siblings, as well as contributions from producers such as Beat Butcha, Lido, Willy Yanez, BlackSamurai, EZM and Rutherford “Dad” Allison.


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