Besides the ever looming cloud called “gangsta rap” that the West will forever be associated with, a new caliber of skill driven MCs are emerging out of the Left Coast and one among this growing breed is a complex personality simply known as Kaliq.
“Fighting”, the dynamic single off his forthcoming album, Pharaoh Music The Deluxe Edition, is a verbal journey through the mind of the San Diego born/South Central bred new millennium revolutionary MC and is only enhanced by the track’s visual. Kaliq’s verbal dexterity is reminiscent of that of a Golden Era vet coupled with the overtones of a Nation Of Islam minister, which was naturally picked up from his Muslim upbringing.
Born to NOI minister Jamal Muhammad and Martha Pitts, Kaliq grew up in the midst of the Hip Hop influenced LA rebellion, which set him on the path to use his talent to teach the masses. Kaliq’s father introduced him to Hip Hop through the likes of Wu Tang, Common, Nas, James Brown, and Lauryn Hill, instilling in him the pro-Black, positive themes that still resonate in his music today. Now residing in Phoenix, Kaliq has solidified himself on the Arizona scene, dropping 10 well-received projects there, which blossomed into an opportunity to write songs for the one and only Dr. Dre in LA. An avid practitioner of mixed martial arts, Kaliq is dedicated to living a positive and healthy lifestyle that he intends to promote through his music and his everyday life.