Yung Mal Shares 1.5 Way Or No Way, His Hard-Hitting New Mixtape, With Guest Spots from Pooh Shiesty, Lil Gotit, and More.
Respected in the Atlanta rap scene for his flow and his work ethic, Yung Mal is ready to take the next step. Charting his evolution from young-and-hungry striver to CEO of his own 1.5 Da Label, Yung Mal shares “1.5 Way Or No Way,” his new mixtape.
Named after the neighborhood in which he grew up, and for a phrase that was a favorite of his late homie Plug, 1.5 Way Or No Way is a mature and versatile effort. Mal’s rhymes are more polished and precise, showing off a newfound facility with melody to complement the tricky rhythms and bar-line manipulations that characterize his flows, and his lyrics offer a new perspective–the perspective of a father of a young son and daughter and a neighborhood leader who bears the hopes and dreams of his friends on his back.
The new project features contributions from some of the South’s most prominent names, but also makes space for Mal’s close friends, including producer Gutta Tay, 1.5 Da Label signee Real Taker, and Mal’s longtime rap partner Lil Quill.
1.5 Way Or No Way is home to recent singles like “Walkin,” an ominous banger with a standout verse from Pooh Shiesty, and the title track “1.5 Way Or No Way,” a new anthem that serves as the mission statement for the project. Featuring additional appearances from G Herbo, Lil Gotit, BIG30, and Slimelife Shawty, 1.5 Way Or No Way is available everywhere via Alamo Records.
Stream “1.5 Way Or No Way” below.