Mentored by Gucci Mane, Yung Mal is one of Atlanta’s most talented newcomers and the heir to trap’s throne. To celebrate his 24th birthday, yesterday he dropped an artistic video for “#’s” (pronounced numbers), his latest single from his upcoming first solo project, Iceburg, arriving 8/28 via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo Records.
Crackling with youthful energy and an athletic rhyming ability, Yung Mal is one of Atlanta’s most talented newcomers. Flashing his lyricism on his latest trap bouncer, Yung Mal shares “#’s” (pronounced “numbers”). Laying out a case for his rap supremacy with mathematical precision, the just-turned 24-year-old (happy birthday Mal!) counts his accomplishments one-by-one: “They talkin’ plate, we already ate (8)/Everybody got a set, n**** we straight/N****s gon’ hate, huh, ok/I bet this 9 make his ass lose weight.” In the video, Mal shows off slick dance moves in black and white, multiplying his flex with an angry army of clones.
“I made ‘#’s’ on a late night/early morning while I was in my zone,” says Yung Mal. “I just went straight in. The beat was so hard—I remember going to the restroom with the beat still playing in my head.”
Known for his work with fellow Zone 6 resident and 1017 signee Lil Quill, Mal is one of Atlanta’s most promising trappers, injecting youthful energy with triplet rhymes and top-level stunting. Last week, Mal teamed up with Gucci Mane and Zaytoven for “Fresh,” the Complex-premiered lead single from Iceburg, Mal’s upcoming mixtape. Also featuring recent single “Harder Than Hard,” a subdued flex-fest, Iceburg is Mal’s first solo project. Iceburg arrives on August 28th via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo Records.
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