Fresno artist Jacq Malíq has been one of my favorite artists who remains unknown by the general public, and I am sure that as more people become aware of his music he will quickly make his way onto the playlists of many. Maliq blends a variety of styles into his breezy rap/indie/rock hybrid style that coexists better than most artists would be capable of. “97 Benzo” is the perfect example of this sonic quality as he gives some rapping passages, but the track also features an electric guitar refrain played by Maliq that shows exactly how multi-talented he is instrumentally. For now, Jacq Maliq will likely remain criminally underrated but there is no doubt in my mind that as more people become aware of him he will explode. He is just far too gifted not to.
Watch the “97 Benzo” visual here: