I read somewhere that ‘malarchi’ means ‘blossoming’ in Tamil; and it’s
to say that the East London emcee who uses the word as his moniker is
also one of UK hip hop’s burgeoning talents. His debut album ‘Forgotten
was released with considerable fanfare back in May, so I recently
caught up with him at the Darkjoint recording studio in Canning Town
(where most of
the album’s tracks were conceived) to find out what he is trying to
achieve with his LP.
In an age when hip hop producers can gain as much of a celebrity status
as the top emcees in the scene, Roy 'The Dark Disciple' is determined
to establish himself as one of the UK's finest beat makers. Born
raised in South London, but now residing in Canning Town, East London,
Roy is the lead member of the Darkjoint production team and is
responsible for crafting
all of the beats on Malarchi's thunderous 'Forgotten World' LP.
Fans of hip hop often find themselves having to decipher the Ebonics,
ghetto grammar and street slang that’s contained in rappers’ lyrics.
However, it’s more
unusual to have to reach for a dictionary in order to understand the
meaning behind an
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