Maluca Calls Out Natural Hair Haters on New Track “Mala”

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The world has been waiting for Dominican rave goddess Maluca to release new music for what felt like an eternity, and though last year she had some dope features on Robyn and Future Brown tracks, this week she blessed us with the first sign that something bigger is on the way. “Mala,” the title track off her new K.R.O.S.S.-produced EP, is a return to form for the Washington Heights MC, spitting cool bilingual rhymes over a fire beat. The lyrics are rooted in self-empowerment, with Maluca taking criticism about her appearance and behavior and spinning it right back out as uniquely desirable traits. Lines like “pelo malo, pelo suelto como una bruja” and “cada vez que yo tengo algo usted lo quiere” effectively call out the haters and invite them to stay mad. #SorryNotSorry. The song is short but packs a punch, and it’s a great first taste of what Maluca has in store for 2016.