Malik Flint, known professionally as bLAck pARty is a singer, songwriter, and producer. Originally based in Little Rock, Arkansas and now living in Los Angeles, he is from a military family that moved to Arkansas in 2008.
He began his musical life by playing trumpet in middle school bands, and by high school had taught himself guitar, keyboards, and bass, as well as engineering and recording. He DJ-ed, promoted shows, and performed in hip-hop groups.
In 2011, while a senior at Bryant High School, Flint launched rap-rock group Flint Eastwood with guitarist Marcus Meier, drummer Philip Cottingham, bassist Tyler Inmon, and keyboardist Jon-Michael Harper. Malik was the lead vocalist/rapper. The band name was a play on his last name, Flint. The band released a six-song EP, Hometown Glory, in July 2012, followed by a full-length album titled Flint Eastwood in December of that year. Their tour history included opening for MGK, Big K.R.I.T., Bush, Nappy Roots, and others.
After Flint Eastwood broke up, Flint adopted the name bLAck pARty, stylizing it with capital letters to single out "LA" for Los Angeles, where he lives, and "AR" for Arkansas where he was raised.
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