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Malik Bacon (Malik On The Beat), pronounced "Muh-Leek", and not to be mistaken with Casino's "Malik On Da Beat", is a 20 year old independent producer from Jacksonville Florida. He's been crafting, designing, and developing his style since 2010 but began making* beats in 2006.
Malik never touched a drum set, any musical instrument, or plays any instrument. He was brought into music very non-traditionally; *by creating beats with just pens and pencils on desks and tables in the 6th grade with having no knowledge of Music Production at age 11. This became a very serious hobby, from challenging other people in battles, critiquing other pencil beat makers, to having amateur freestylers rapping over the beats. Malik, as chipper as ever, fell in love with the reaction the listeners would give once they heard the improvised beats or the flow of a rapper's freestyle along with the beat. Malik then decided to do something about it.
Malik then met (at the time) Lil Thumpa, another good pen/pencil beatmaker. These two teamed up and created a myspace page to showcase their FL Studio beats, but over time, middle school ended and the page eventually died.
In 10th grade, Malik met Yong Fame, an local upcoming artist on the quest for fame. The two collaborated on tracks often and eventually "Malik On The Beat" became an inside joke from Yong Fame, combining his name Malik, the hobby of beat making, and the ironic, yet witty sense of the phrase itself to rhyme together. Amongst, the freestyle rappers, it went "Malik, hit the beat" or "Drop the beat, Malik." Malik then decided to create his first instrumental mixtape "No Life Here" which underlined the sense of, now then, an innocent 10th grader with "No (Social) Life" who was inspired to become a Music Producer, and rather having a social life, would think only about beats and making beats.
Living in the south, first producers he looked up to was K.E On The Track - Producer of F.L.Y, Roscoe Dash, Soulja Boy, and many other Atlanta rappers & Drumma Boy - Producer of Rocko, Ace Hood, Gucci. Mane, DJ Drama and many other southern rap artists. He does not put either over each other. Malik is also inspired by Progressive House, Trance, Indie Pop/Rock, Orchestra, Hip Hop vibes. Other producers he's influenced by include The Runners, Cool & Dre, The Inkredibles, J.R Rotem, Justice League, Bangladesh, J. Cole, Xaphoon Jones, Swedish House Mafia, Porter Robinson, Dash Berlin, or virtually any EDM producer.