[ Video ] Malkovich “Through The Trees”
Irangeles (Iran/Los Angeles) lyricist Malkovich presents the Hashim Thomas-directed music video for “Through The Trees”, from his new album Great Expectations, written and recorded in New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta and Los Angeles after Malkovich gave up his home and possessions to travel indefinitely. “Trees” is produced by L.A. beatsmith Computer Jay, whose Savage Planet Discotheque EP features Gaslamp Killer. “Trees” also features a verse from Sum, whose Dragon album features Ski Beatz, and Chris Clarke, whose The Handpicked full-length features Thundercat, Blu and Sleepy Brown. BLVME and Ali Abnormal also contribute verses. Expectations is the followup to his Ayatollah Presley mixtape hosted by deejay/producer House Shoes (watch the video to the Dibia$e-produced “WTF”), and videos to three Expectations tracks – “Lies” (watch), “What I Know” (watch) and “Palms” (watch) have already been released. “Malkovich fits into a niche being carved out by a new breed of rappers.” says Earbits.com, while Audiocred.com says “Showing a rare maturation most emcees never attain.” DJ Premier played the Great Expectations cut “Bedbugs” on the January 18 edition of his Live From Headqcourterz mixshow. Great Expectations is available on his Bandcamp page as a free download for a limited time.