Jamaal “Mali Music” Pollard is truth in music! The Savannah based singer, songwriter, producer is breaking out of the conventional gospel music. Mali Music began playing piano at age 5 and wrote his first song at age 8 and has been actively pursuing his music ministry and career ever since adding acoustic guitar and electric bass to his instrumental proficiency. Mali Music’s love for music is largely influenced by legendary artist Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Mali Music’s sound is heavily inspired by the work of music geniuses Bilal and D’Angelo…free, boundless and uninhibited.
Mali Music serves as Minister of Music at Faith on the Move Ministries and though he remains unrestricted as a musician and artist, his passion lies in creating powerful, effective Christian lifestyle music that crosses genres and seeps to the core of people. “The Holy Ghost requires a certain atmosphere to move freely, and it’s all on how you present yourself that will determine if you will be received spiritually, lyrically, musically, or received at all”, Mali Music explains. “That’s where I learned to set the atmosphere and be 100% transparent! People love honesty, and if we can relate…we can experience this thing together.”
Along with being a phenomenal singer and songwriter, Mali Music is an accomplished producer. He has production and vocal credits on recent projects Gumbo Red (Dedicated Music Group) and Nayshon Shaka from label mate Laura Wilson. Mali Music scored the soundtrack for the Savannah College of Art and Design film Linked and has scored two gospel stage plays, Urban Resurrection (2005) and Zion’s March (2006). Consequently birthing his production company Mali Music Note Productions and 2008 marked the launch of his independent label SoundWalk Music Group, under the management of OvaFlo Entertainment.
The national release of his acclaimed debut album, The 2econd Coming, (Dedicated Music Group/Universal Music Christian Group) is not only anticipated, it’s being hailed as a landmark release in gospel music. The infinite boundaries The 2econd Coming presents throughout Contemporary Christian and Gospel music have the industry buzzing and consumers eager to get their hands on this eclectic masterpiece and experience the freedom in this young man’s music.
“The Boldness of the Apostles, the faith of the prophets, and the undeniable truth of the Word of God, fuels me lyrically, and it’s what keeps me going”, voices Mali Music. “Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, 40’s music, Big Band arrangements, and Pixar Film scores inspire my versatility and keep my mind open to the endless potential of what we call MUSIC.”
Endless potential is what The 2econd Coming personifies. Stretching the boundaries of Contemporary Christian, The 2econd Coming displays Mali’s extensive vocal and production versatility, and his God-given ability to reach any audience. His bold, unique sound and gift for musical storytelling has captivated audiences, drawing them in to a lyrical adventure and spiritual revival. The 2econd Coming includes the smash single and acoustic YouTube hit “Avayable” and the bold and unrelenting “I Hate You”, a lyrically clever, in-your-face illustration of the lies and darkness of evil and the rebuke and triumph we have over it. “No Muzick”, is an expressive old Negro spiritual style song with a funky a cappella hand clapping flow that one can’t possibly remain still when listening.
Mali Music’s musical gift is evident and undeniable in The 2econd Coming. Ever seeking to enhance his craft, Mali Music persistently studies, increasing his knowledge of music theory with a determination to build his musical repertoire as he constantly writes and experiments with diverse vocal styles. As his genius grows, Jamaal “Mali Music” Pollard is sure to unforgettably impact the world.
“When you’re born with a purpose…it’s really hard to deny it… It’s actually easier to just be who & what you are…and that’s exactly what I’m doin’.”
– Mali Music