Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef

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Malik Yusef is a spoken word author, musician, actor, and filmmaker. Malik Yusef is a six-time Grammy Award nominee, and from 2002 to 2008, he was awarded Best Poet at the Chicago Music Awards last year.

Early Life and Childhood

Malik Yusef EI Shabazz Jones is his full name. Malik means “King” in Arabic, and Yusuf means “Joseph” in Arabic. On April 4, 1971, he was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States. And he is currently 50 years old.

Yusef hasn’t shared any detail about his parents, including his father, mother, or siblings, with the media. He is of the All-American race and has an American nationality.

Yusef’s scholarly records are still being kept under wraps for the time being.

Professional Life

When New Line Cinema Director Ted Witcher chose Malik to mentor Larenz Tate in the romantic drama “Love Jones,” which won a Sundance Film Festival Award and three NAACP Image Awards, he got his first break. He began his poetry career while filming in Chicago.

He was included in Season 2 of HBO’s “Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam” in a poem named “I Spit…” in 2002. Along with Jay-Z, Ludacris, Russell Simmons, and others, he appeared as himself in the 2005 VH-A television series “Driven.” In 2003, he released The Great Chicago Fire; A Cold Day in Hell, a solo album that included local artists such as Kanye West, Carl Thomas, Marvo 11, and others.

In 2007, he worked on the film adaptation of Yusef’s poem “Hollywood Jerome” with Director Frey Hoffman. They also worked together on Yusef’s 2005 music video “Wouldn’t You Like to Ride,” which featured Kanye West and Common.

He also worked on Drake’s “Glow” OVO Sound, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic Records 2017, Vic Mensa’s “The Manuscript” Virgin EMI Records 2017′′, Roc Nation’s “Memories on 47th St.” Roc Nation, Capitol 2017′′, Beyonce’s “Sandcastles” Parkwood, Columbia 2016′′, Kanye West’s “All Day” Good Music, Def Jam Recordings 2016, and others’ albums.

Similarly, he is also a sociable person, a visionary, and an outspoken supporter of urban revitalization. He has founded organizations in the Chicago region, such as the ‘For Yourself Foundation,’ which aims to fight illiteracy.

Caption: Malik Yusef at an event (Source: Instagram)

Awards and Nomination

Yusef has earned a total of twenty-four Grammy nominations. He won six awards in various categories, including Best Rap Song, Album of the Year, and so on, out of a total of 24 nominations.

For Chicago at the Crossroads, he awarded Outstanding Cultural Documentary in 2020. He was nominated for Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air for Chicago at the Crossroad the same year.

Net worth

Yusef has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2021, based on his various careers as an author, musician, actor, and filmmaker. His wage, yearly taxes, and other belongings, though, are also being scrutinized.

Relationship Status

Malik Yusef is a father of six children and a married man. His wife and son, on the other hand, are not mentioned in any detail. When it comes to his family, he is a very private person.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Yusef is a dark-haired man with black eyes. His body measurements, such as height, weight, and others, are also unavailable. The rapper has both an Instagram and a Facebook account that has been checked. He has over 35.5k followers on Instagram, where he goes by the handle @malikyusef100.

His Facebook account has more than 5.8k followers and 5.5k shares. For any company inquiries, he has also sent his e-mail address [email protected] He is still on Twitter, where he has about 21.6 thousand followers. He also has a 182-subscriber YouTube channel of the same name.