Classic R&B is often eclipsed by a pop-infused cousin created for mass consumption, so it’s refreshing to find artists who brings it back to the basics. Mali Music, a Savannah, Georgia-native whose roots began in the church, is the real deal. He fuses his love for gospel with rhythm & blues beats and sultry or uplifting lyrics to create a smooth sound for everyone to enjoy.
Mali Music has been on the scene for a while now, touring and performing on big stages for BET Music Matters, Essence Music Festival, The Queen Latifah Show and American Idol earlier this year. His guerrilla style marketing set the foundation for his success and now Mali has finally dropped his full-length, major-label debut album, Mali Is…, yesterday (June 17). “I am really excited about it,” he says. “It’s been a long time coming.”
Read on to learn more about Mali Music’s story.
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