w/ Dre Prada
“I think I’m going to be one of the biggest artists in the world,” confidently says Malachi.
To hear him tell it, a career in music was always in the stars for the 21-year-old artist from Toronto’s outskirts, Whitby, Ontario. Malachi’s relationship to music and its many sounds and forms runs deep. Witnessing his father’s career as a Trinidadian Reggae singer, Malachi grew up singing in his grandmother’s gospel choir at church from age 4, and absorbed the sounds of his mother’s favorite R&B artists like Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child.
Spending the last three years in the studio, Malachi took his songwriting, arranging and vocal work to the next level, readying for the right moment to release the outpouring of their creativity. Through these efforts he caught the attention of legendary music manager, Chris Smith, signing to his 21 Entertainment imprint via Universal Music Canada and Republic Records.
“I have things I want to express through music because I understand how music is such a great way to cope with any feelings – good or bad. I want to make music that connects with people, and when people hear me sing about happiness or sadness or heartache, they can identify because they know it’s real and it’s authentic. To be able to put all the emotions of life into music, where you can hear it and feel it – that’s so special.”
“My sound is always evolving,” says Malachi of his approach to music. “I just move with that.”
GENRE: Hip-Hop, R&B