BENEATH THE UNDERGROUND: Collected Raps 2000 – 2018
“This collection of raps which go right back to the old skool is the best poetry collection you’ll buy this year…” DJ MAG
“…the philosophical, sophisticated, and deeply-affecting rhymes found in Malik Ameer Crumpler’s Beneath The Underground [is a] reflection on the meaning of the contents of this captivating release…” –Across The Margin
“Highly recommended for fans of the literary works of Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Amiri Baraka, Gil Scott-Heron.” Black Nerd Problems
“This year, the Bay Area-born Crumpler released his first book of raps, Beneath The Underground: Collected Raps 2000 – 2018, and I interviewed him about the influence of San Francisco on his work”- [PANK] magazine
“HIS new BOOK walks the line of poetry and rap..” Cold Lips Online
“Beneath the Underground is an over the top, high spin of cosmic stars, the deepest blue soundwave of subterranean see and sky that resonates in the soul and dares to lift the spirit beyond the Beyond. This is the ultimate dope, the opium of The People’s Church, the call and response of its many tribes–Oakland Tribe, Harlem Tribe, Paris Tribe– and all the new ancients whose holy echoes may be heard in the rhythm and drumroll of his every syllable. Not just another cellophane rapper, Crumpler seeks transparency in his fervent sincerity and healing heart. His ‘I’’ is not that of Ego, but there but for the Grace of you go Eye. His every word spoken and un celebrating the fragile strength and fullness of Life. Tops ! ” –Antonia Alexandra Klimenko (Spoken Word Paris Co-Curator )
“Malik Crumpler’s Amber Hymns is a difficult collection to describe: sprawling through an urban chaos in which music and language combine, it is a bold attempt to codify a human experience where reality and spirituality exist both within and outside the mind. The work flows through many states, with Crumpler informing us that ‘Fire informs the chaos | that will permit | your new form to form’. The self is purged and a renewal is enacted: the motif of the phoenix and the owl – symbolic of resurrection and of death – abound the text.” –EGOIST REVIEW, Cambridge U.K.
Poems, Fiction, Prose, Word Experiments
Divine Frankensteins The Sunday Tribune: Seeking Truth 2019, A Feel of the In-Between: An Interview With Juice Aleem The Opiate 2019, Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words 2018, About That Vibe (Leon Bridges Interview) At Large Magazine 2018, JONATHAN FINLAYSON’S SONIC GALLERIES Itchy Silk (part 1), JONATHAN FINLAYSON’S SONIC GALLERIES (part 2), Cold Lips Online 2018, Beyond Being Woke part one Itchy Silk 2018, Beyond Being Woke part two Itchy Silk 2018, Uncloakin’ Beneath The Underground Across The Margin 2018, Tin Lunchbox Review Vol. 2 No. 1 2018, PARIS IS A SHIP: Wifty Fun Press 2018, Maintenant 12 2018, COLD LIPS 04 2018, Fjords Review 4.3 2018 (Pushcart Prize Nomination), The Bioptic Review 2018, GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 2018, GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 (part 2) 2018, GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 (part 3) 2018, Quiet Lunch No. 5 (2017 Pushcart Prize Nomination), The Mild Party 2017, Not My President 2017, States Of The Union 2017, POSTVOTE (an addendum to POSTmortem) 2017, Emergency Index vol. 6 2017, PLURAL:Online Prose Journal 2017 , BLYNKT ISSUE 2 2017, Verse Of April 2017, Bottlecap Press 2017, Rise Up Review 2017, maintenant 11 2017, Quail Bell Magazine 2017, FIVE: 2: ONE 2017, [ PANK ] 12 2017, The Elephant Magazine 2017, MULTIRACIAL MEDIA 2017, POSTmortem 2017, THE RUMPUS 2017, REJECTED POETRY JOURNAL 2017,DATABLEEDZINE 2016, TSUNAMI GANG 2016, “Intercapillary Space” 2016, The Opiate Online 2016, The Bastille 2016, to kingdom come voices against political violence 2016, The Gambler Mag 2016, Midhell NYC -2016, Paris Lit Up Magazine n°3 2015, GAMBAZine 2015, VisceralBrooklyn 2015, Brooklyn Paramount 2015, B’AM 2014, Apogee Journal 2014, The Opiate Summer Vol. 1 & Vol. 6 2014-2016, Art Fuse 2013, thosethatthis 2013, NYC MIND 2012, PROSPEKT PHOTO 2012, NYC Columbia University Rwanda Relief 2006, Madmens Calling 2005, Cipactli- 2004, Cuba Libre -2001, S.F. Punk Hop 2001, The Unseen Magazine -2000, Aware Magazine 1999 .
Quail Bell Magazine 2017
Twelve Years A Clerk, Consolation Prize, P.T.A.S.D., O, United Goldfish Of America, Cores, Interview with a Goddess, Inevitable Mutations Act 1 & 2
Rappers Anonymous 2014-2017
Doing The Flamel PLURAL p 74 Issue 06 2017, He Ain’t Got Eyes For All That The Remembered Arts Journal (2017 Pushcart Prize Nomination), Twelve Years A Clerk Quail Bell Magazine 2017, Waiting For Rahim Post mortem Vol II 2017, ((((( 9 ))))) 2016, …Yep 2016, Enheduanna: Rapping With Grandma’s Ghost 2016
A Feel of the In-Between: An Interview With Juice Aleem The Opiate 2019, About That Vibe (Leon Bridges Interview) At Large Magazine, Neutron Star Cold Lips Online, Uncloakin’ Beneath The Underground Across The Margin, JONATHAN FINLAYSON’S SONIC GALLERIES, JONATHAN FINLAYSON’S SONIC GALLERIES (2), Beyond Being Woke (Lauryn Hill) , Beyond Being Woke (Lauryn Hill 2), GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980, GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 (2), GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 (3), The Mild Party 2017, GHOSTFACE KILLAH-THE RAP BLACKSMITH,