Malik Yoba Tests Out British Accent From his New Movie “Paradox” + Seeing Dame Dash and Black Rob on his Paper Route as a Kid in Harlem


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If you’re late to the party you may know Malik Yoba from FOX’s “Empire,” but if you’re early you know him from “Cool Runnings,” “Ride,” “Blue In The Face,” “New York Undercover” and so many more.

Growing up in Harlem, Yoba come through home base at Sirius XM to speak with Sway and the Crew about his new film “Paradox.” In classic Sway fashion the conversation starts with “Empire” as he and Yoba joke about being co-stars. With rumors swirling that Yoba was fired after his character was killed off he laughs at the way people talk stating that the plot was going in a different direction.

Known for his serious roles Yoba speaks on hosting improv nights and making people laugh so hard they pee themselves. Relating comedy to his serious roles he speaks on always finding some sort of comedy in a role.

Breaking out a British accent for his new film “Paradox” we hear Yoba explain what area of England his accent resembles before the whole studio starts to speak in accents of their own, never a dull moment on Sway in the Morning! After getting their accents out Yoba explains the plot line of “Paradox” and how his character fits into the movie.

Yoba does much more than just film and TV as Sway brings up his company Iconic 32 where Yoba and his team use pop culture to promote social change. Using content creation, branding and strategy he speaks on the company’s start and some of their clients including a company that has developed technology to text people who are incarcerated.

Ending the interview speaking on work ethic Yoba brings up his job as a paper boy as a young kid in Harlem. Going out every Sunday he saw the likes of Dame Dash and Black Rob who lived in his same building.

You can check out the full interview above and keep up with Malik Yoba on Twitter @MalikYoba.


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