May 10, 2022

Episode 26 – “Don’t Try to Figure Me Out” with Mali Music

Have you ever been criticized for pursuing a passion? On this episode of the VOICES’s Where Ya From? podcast, Grammy-nominated, recording artist, and singer-songwriter Mali Music discusses his childhood in the church, his surprising athletic prowess, and how others’ opinions couldn’t stop him from making music as a profession.
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Show Notes


Guest Bio:

Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter, and producer Mali Music began creating and arranging his own material at the age of twelve. Since then, he’s gone on to receive acclaim in both the sacred and secular music worlds with his albums, 2econd Coming, Mali Is…, and The Book of Mali. His song “Beautiful” also made the Billboard charts and propelled him into the mainstream music industry.


Summary of EPISODE:

People around us may think they know what’s best for our future, but in the end, it’s God’s plan that matters most. This is a truth Grammy-nominated and recording artist Mali Music learned at a young age, when he decided, against his family and community’s wishes, to pursue his passion for creating music. On this episode of the VOICES’s Where Ya From? podcast, the singer-songwriter details his childhood in the church, his boyhood pressures in athletics, and how he overcame criticism to chase his dreams.


Notes and Quotes:

  • “I loved falling into just the shadow of the Most High, like, disappearing in worship.”
  • “I just never wanted the Word of God . . . to be detested or underestimated like I was . . . .”
  • You gotta trust God. And I just love that music is just gonna be connected to what God is doing.”


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