MaLLy is an independent Hip Hop artist, educator and entrepreneur born and raised in south Minneapolis. As a rising star out of the Midwest, he’s released four critically acclaimed albums, received the McKnight Foundation Fellowship and has toured nationally and internationally with legendary acts like Atmosphere and Brother Ali.
Over the last decade, MaLLy’s highly personal content, artistic duality, bravado and lyricism has resulted in him being voted Twin Cities’ best Hip Hop artist by the City Pages and recognized by national press outlets, including the Star Tribune, 2DopeBoyz, Uproxx, HipHopDX, and Complex Magazine. Furthermore, his impressive studio recordings and stellar live performances gained the attention of prominent industry figures such as Monie Love, Sway Calloway, Smif-N-Wessun and Chuck D, who’ve all lauded his work.
A storyteller exploring themes of love, social justice and spirituality, MaLLy treats every song as a letter of reflection, or rhythmic prayer on his quest toward truth and wellness in a challenging world. In addition to writing and recording, MaLLy serves as an artist consultant with Springboard for the Arts guiding creatives interested in professional development and enhancing their careers.
As he continues to evolve in his craft on the stage and beyond his main desire is to uplift and transform the lives of people of all backgrounds and advocate for community oriented organizations dedicated to the arts.