*Introducing critically acclaimed spoken word artist, Malik Yusef, the wordsmyth from the infamous south-side of Chicago. Yusef is an artist signed to Kanye West’s record label G.O.O.D Music in which West recently green-lighted Yusef’s fourth album.
Hit songs Yusef collaborates in are nominated for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in three categories with label mates Kanye West and Common for; Best Rap Album, Common, “Nobody’s Smiling,” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2” and Best Rap Song, Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2.”
Yusef, represents the pinnacle of his craft; after intense and competitive bidding for his services by a host of international publishers, Yusef agreed to sign with the world’s largest music publisher, Universal Music Publishing. As an artist, Yusef is most recently featured on Common’s critically acclaimed album “Nobody’s Smiling.”
He was also a featured producer on the legendary band WAR’s first studio album in 20 years which was released June 2014. As one of Kanye West’s most trusted contributors, his most recent feat was co-writing 8 out the 10 songs on International Super Star 6th release “Yeezus” which sold 327,000 copies the first week, went No.1 on Billboard, and is currently Platinum Certified with RIAA.
Prior to this album he was a writer and artist on 2012s Top 10 best-selling rap album “Cruel Summer” featuring Kanye West and the rest of his G.O.O.D. Music team and he co-wrote 7 songs on Kanye’s Double Platinum, 5th release and Rolling Stone Album of the Year “My Dark Twisted Fantasy.”
Yusef is also credited as a writer/producer/collaborator on Kanye’s critically acclaimed Film Runaway which contains much of Yusef’s music. With so much talent it is no wonder Yusef has been able to build and maintain incredible industry connections and relationships with the likes of Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, and Adam Levine….http://www.malikyusefjones.com/#!bio/c1adp
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