Mali music is the kind of artist who can sing effortlessly and emit so much soul, passion, tenderness and conviction in his song that it leaves your soul wanting to hear more. I have to say that Mali’s entire CD is dope! It reminds me of how I felt when I first head Lauryn Hill’s first CD…I mean, I could not put it down.
So you may be wondering ‘who is this Mali Music guy?’ I wondered the same thing after first hearing his music in the afternoon swing of things on a radio station in Washington, DC. After I fell in love with his sound, naturally I went digging for more information. So, this is what I found about MALI … according to the good ol’ handy WIKIPEDIA, check it out.
“Kortney Jamaal Pollard (born January 12, 1988), who performs under the stage name Mali Music, is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer. His two independently released albums,The Coming (2008) and The 2econd Coming (2009), earned him much critical and underground acclaim. In 2011, he was the first inspirational artist to be a part of BET‘s acclaimed “Music Matters” series. Signed to RCA Records in 2013, Mali released the single “Beautiful” in anticipation of his first major album release Mali is…, scheduled to be released on June 17, 2014.
Pollard was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He learned to play the piano at age 5 and at age 11 was active in the ministry of music in his church. In 2011, he signed a short lived contract with Akon‘s label Konvict Muzik.“