30. To many, the age youth dies. To some, the age you stop caring about looking happy and start caring about *being* happy. This is where MaLLy is at, and he raps with urgency and honesty about growing up, situationships, racism and more while smiling through it all.
The Journey To A Smile is a jazzy, soulful record with a mean jab. Sometimes you're floating with MaLLy through piano-driven prayer ("Praying Since 22"), other times you're marching in triumph to mystical boom-bap ("Black Moses"). One of Minneapolis' finest is back and harder than ever with his first full album in five years.
The Journey To A Smile includes 13-tracks, all produced by PC, with one feature from Aby Wolf; the amazing singer, songwriter and frequent tour-mate of Doomtree's Dessa.
Written by MaLLy
Produced by PC
Additional production and arrangement by Last Word and Paul Yutaka
Additional writing by Aby Wolf on "Flying"
Engineered by Medium Zach at Woodgrain
Artwork by Keith Williams
Released September 24, 2019