Martini Rox: Mally The Martian speaksWritten by Martini Rox | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo’s native son Mally The Martian returned to host his first soiree/listening party the end of this summer. He meant to make the invitation-only, intimate affair impressive and his mission was accomplished. He debuted songs like his radio-ready release “Saddam Hussein” and street banger “The Core” carefully, dissecting those songs and their meanings along with the rest of the album’s tracks for his closest friends, family and a few members of the media. Each song was a Mally masterpiece, expressing his love and passion for music as he painted a vivid picture of the life he comes from and the finer side of life he desires to live. Since his soiree, he has been working steadily toward completing and releasing his new album “Mall Street.” Mally has been training for this moment since his days producing and rapping with his fellow Swagga Boyz.
The last time I spoke with Mally, he had recently relocated to the East Coast to gain better opportunities in the music industry. This leap of faith landed him a coveted position producing in-house for Fabolous, one of hip-hop’s greatest artists. He quickly started producing for other hip–hop artists, which led to his work being praised and recognized by the likes of Timbaland and Diddy. Confidently releasing his album independently through his company Never Stop Dreaming Music, Mally will soon return to Toledo for his album release party, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 18 at Infinity Lounge, 5050 Jackman Road. The event will be hosted by his mentor and friend, Fabolous.
Martini Rox: After your successful soiree/listening party this past summer, why did you feel the need to have your first album release parties in Toledo and Columbus instead of New York?
Mally: I wanted to do it at home first. I wanted to pay homage to my state and let them know what I’m doing first and then [I’ll] do a release party in Jersey and New York. I want to get my Day One people. I wanted to do something big at home. I wanted them to be able to celebrate with me as this marks the chapter [as] the beginning of phase two of my journey.
Rox: Having released previous albums, what is the significance of “Mall Street”?
Mally: This is my biggest project thus far, as far as a release nationally with the momentum and people actually knowing who I am and having some anticipation behind it. It has an industry undertone to it because a lot of the people are waiting on a project to be done and [it will] go into the meetings that I am taking first quarter.
Rox: What are your major goals business-wise and what do you want to achieve with the release of “Mall Street”?
Mally: I want to build up momentum. Everything is momentum to me. You have to be seen, you have to have people engage you and get what you’re presenting. [They have to] understand what my music is about and what I’m about and what my movement is about.
Listen to Mally’s music at www.soundcloud.com/mallythemartian
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