Season 13 of American Idol (Idol) showcased tonight the creative talents of Mali Music on its national stage. Idol's judge Jennifer Lopez was very instrumental in his appearance. She said she loved the "spirit" of his music. Idol's stage has been known for making stars however on tonight's show the stars aligned.
While the top contestants on Idol awaited their fate, Mali Music steps to the stage to croon his newest single "Beautiful". Mali Music unbeknownst to some, but the Gospel Industry is well acquainted with him. Spending a good portion of his music career, thus far, as a Gospel/Holy Hip Hop artist, Mali Music garnered many accolades for his very pungent lyrics over hypnotic musical arrangements. He's collaborated with some of the Gospel Industry's best like Kirk Franklin and Lecrae. He has also written and produced music for Crystal Aiken, Jessica Reedy and others.
Under the umbrella of Gospel music, in 2011, he graced the BET Awards on the BET Music Matters stage debuting his single "The Job Experience". He left the audience stunned. Mali Music is a rarity. Because of this his music has been hard to define for some. Transitioning from an all religious audience to the mainstream, Mali joined the RCA records family to take his music to the next level. So far, I say he is well on his way to reaching the masses.
Purchase "Beautiful" on iTunes here.