- Malique Ibrahim (born August 21, 1977), is a Malaysian rapper, record producer, lyricist and composer. In addition to his solo career, Malique is one half of the hip hop duo Too Phat. Malique is one of Malaysia’s best-selling music artists. Including his work with Too Phat, Malique has achieved six AIM winning albums, twelve AIM awards and 14 chart singles. As a solo artiste and producer, Malique’s songs have sold over 5.4 million digital units cumulatively (as of December 2015).
- Malique is known for his elegant lyrics and flow. His words are often meaningful, touching on subjects like current issues, humanity and family. Malique’s lyrics also reflect the depth of his love for knowledge, history, literature and world cultures. In the latter part of his career, he generated interest from the non-urban listeners for his lyrics in Bahasa Melayu. Malique is particular about grammatical accuracy, choosing to deliver his lyrics in bahasa baku (english: standardized language) instead of colloquial Malay, as he believes the beauty of the Malay language is best showcased in this manner. The only exception to this rule was the song Rahsia, in which colloquial Malay was used.
- Malique typically penned his lyrics in a black Moleskine journal, however after his solo album OK, he stopped putting pen to paper and began writing and storing his lyrics completely in his mind. He is also known throughout the industry as a perfectionist, sometimes discarding entire completed songs and starting over from scratch because he was unhappy with how they turned out. He also frequently changes his mind about a featured artiste or musical arrangement, and pushes his colleagues and artistes to the limits of their skills. Early in his career, expectations often led him to lose his temper, and as a result, he did not always get along with people outside the line of music production. Only a few who shared his working ideals managed to maintain an extensive and productive working relationship with Malique.