HelloBeautiful.com’s “Base Level” column features the hottest new artists we’re buzzing about. Before they make it to the summit of superstardom, we spot them at base level–the beginning of their hopeful journey to the top.
You remember Mali Music, right? He was the tall, chocolate brotha who captivated the BET audience in 2011 with his electrifying performance at “Music Matters.” Courtney, his 9-5 name, lives and breathes the experiences that go into creating Mali’s Music. With that three minute performance, the southern boy was able to merit the attention of industry heavy weights like Akon and get a record deal just a few months later. Sweet!
Mali stopped by our HelloBeautiful offices to chat for a bit. Unlike other artists, Mali hopes to use his musical influence to give listeners another option, offer them something new, change up their musical diet a bit. And with his keen story telling abilities coupled with his wide music knowledge, we’re definitely hungry for what Mali has cooking.
Name: Kortney Pollard
Hometown: Savannah, GA