I can’t really say I’m surprised. The writing has been on the wall for Mali Music to jump ship to secular music for years. In the exclusive Radio One interview, Mali is upbeat about his decision to go to secular music. Apparently he’s oblivious to all the people he’s hurt by this decision as well.
Maybe we should have taken his signing with Akon’s Konvict music a little more seriously a couple years ago, or maybe the signing to RCA Records secular division earlier this year was our greatest clue. Non-the-less it’s official. Before reaching the height of his potential in Gospel, Mali has changed course.
The multi-instrument musician and singer is looking forward to the new opportunities mainstream will afford him; Opportunities that were illusive in recording Gospel music.
“There’s this unspoken ceiling on top of it. Like we only know that there’s so far that we can go,” Says Mali.
Many artists will agree and dis-agree with that statement, but Mali seems at peace with his decision. Lets hope his light will continue to shine in the secular world, as it has in Gospel.
Watch the interview below.