Episode 55: Dancing for Freedom with Malik Starx

Listen ‘n Learn:

  • How Malik went from being an MC to pursuing higher education for survival
  • Breaking generational curses
  • Understanding the Psychology of Stagmatism and Prejudice to elevate the cultural discourse happening now
  • Going viral and “Dancing for Freedom”


About our Guest:

Globally-traveled and well-respected rapper/Ivy League scholar Malik Starx’s artistry highlights music’s ability to motivate discourse, inspire research, and promote joy. His vocal talent is also present in the classroom, as he is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University.

Moreover, he counts undergraduate work at Howard University, receiving a Master’s degree from Columbia University, and Doctorate from the University of California-Berkeley in his academic success. 

Currently, Starx has joined forces with producer Stephon Alexander, a theoretical physics professor at Brown University. The results include jazzy, Afro-Caribbean styled-single “Dancing for Freedom,” alongside Sierre Leoneon vocalist Kanjia. Dancing for Freedom has over 2 million plays on Tik Tok and is currently available on all streaming platforms. This song is a precursor to the forthcoming EP, titled Higher Science, wherein Malik is rapping over a diversity of Alexander’s musical stylings.

Links ‘n References:

Official Website:  MUSIC: www.malikstarx.com   / Research:  Boykinlab.com 
Facebook Fan/Business Page:   Facebook.com/MalikStarxMusic
Twitter Home Page:   @MalikStarx
Instagram Profile Link:   https://www.instagram.com/starxmalik/

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