MAK is an exciting artist from East London who has had a recent bout of success with his his release “Check”. It is a refreshing vibe that genuinely adds to the UK music culture. The lyricism and delivery is reminiscent of American hip hop but he has made it his own, you can tell his music is heavily influenced by American rap. We were very interesting in making so we asked him some questions about his journey. First, have a listen to “Check”.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in East London.
What was your inspiration for ‘Check’?
I wrote it during lockdown so I had time to really think about my life in regards to where I was in that current moment, how I got there and the direction I wanted to head in.
What does this song mean to you?
It means a lot because I’ve had this song stored away for over a year, I wanted the release to be special. I’m a perfectionist so I really wanted the sound and visuals to align with my vision. If something wasn’t right I made sure me and my team put the time in to correct it.
Why did you start making music?
Making music wasn’t always the plan, rapping was something I did for fun. Over time, music began to act as an escape for me and I started to develop a true passion for it. I could foresee myself creating something really special.
What are the most memorable points in your career so far?
I’d definitely say the love that’s been shown especially from Mimi The Music Blogger, I’ve got a lot of love for her.
A few artists you look up to?
Kano, The Movement, Nipsey Hussle, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Kanye West.
What achievements do you look forward to?
That’s a tough question, I haven’t thought that far ahead. For me, it’s about creating great music for my fans to enjoy with me on this journey.
When can we expect more music?
I think there is going to be one more release before the end of the year.
Anything else you’d like us to know?
I thank everybody for the love that’s been shown thus far, I am truly grateful. In the words of Nip, ‘The Marathon Continues’ — so strap in because the journey is just starting for us.
Since his first music video “Check”, MAK has released a song titled “25”. He stays true to his style, elegant but energetic flows while he discusses matters close to his heart. The beat inspired by jazz and hip hop, the soft melodies coupled with the groove make for a smooth track which he matches with his words. MAK keeps it real, talking about the stage he is at in life, at 25 thoughts of the future, income and family are prominent in our minds.
MAK shows off his abilities in this song, after amazing us with his flow, he then goes on to show his emotion through melodic vocals in the last verse. Its hard not to be impressed by this artist but we’ll let you judge for yourself. Listen to MAK’s single 25.