Don Malik released the track ‘old Wave’ via SoundCloud yesterday in which he expresses his dislike for SMTM, dissing several rappers along the way.
Independent from Simba Zawadi’s diss track at Owen Ovadoz two days ago, daze alive’s Don Malik has released the diss track ‘old Wave’ yesterday. The beat was produced by Cloudy Beats who Malik recently worked with on the single ‘Chungmuro‘.
Don Malik has been greatly acknowledged for his excellent rap skills, especially for the album ‘탯줄‘ (lit.: The Navel String) which he released together with producer Mild Beatz, and more recently for his appearance on Mic Swagger. He was scheduled to perform at this year’s SXSW which did not work out as he was denied entry into the US.
In ‘old Wave‘, the rapper mainly expresses his dislike for the commercialization of Korean hiphop through Show Me The Money. Notably, Don Malik dissed rappers he was thought to be on good terms with. This shocked and saddened many. It seems like Don Malik had felt betrayed by some of his colleagues and let out his anger and disappointment in this track.
“Let’s talk about that loser Xitsuh first, that one’s the tail of a lion who can’t do anything but freestyle”
(This refers to the idiom: “Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a lion.”)
Xitsuh (or: Seo Choolgoo) is part of ADV. The label is lead by JJK from who Don Malik took rap lessons. Just last year, all three of them could be seen freestyling together in peace.
Also at the beginning of 2016, Don Malik released the free track ‘Same Ol‘ together with P-type.
“And VMC, damn it, stop acting like y’all belong to the underground scene
Thinking we once lived under the same roof makes me want to throw up”
Here, Don Malik is likely referring to him and VMC both working with the same agency, STONESHIP. To top this diss off, the end of ‘old Wave’ features a snippet of Nucksal‘s ‘NFS‘, a track about staying free and not selling one’s soul, as well as a snippet of Deepflow‘s ‘Lookin’ Good‘ which is about hiphop being Deepflow’s one and only calling and in which he disses “mainstream” rappers.
In his lyrics, Don Malik also mentions a name that has been censored, some fans are guessing it’s referring to GEEGOOIN as the only hint is this:
“[censored] is just an afreeca BJ. […] Your hyung isn’t Gaeko but ChulGu”
(ChulGu is a BJ on the video streaming website afreecaTV.)
Korean fans liked the track, though some slightly criticized Don Malik’s delivery. Several fans are now looking forward to another huge dissing contest. Especially considering the amount of people Don Malik dissed in this one track, we can expect reactions.
This said, Deepflow has already responded with the track ‘신관예우‘ (roughly: treating newcomers with respect) a few hours ago.