Mali Is...

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Mali Is...
Mali Is...CD album cover.jpg
Studio album by Mali Music
Released June 18, 2014 (2014-06-18)
Genre Contemporary Christian music, Christian hip hop, R&B
Length 44:30
Label Bystorm, RCA
Producer Arden "Keyz" Altino, Oliver "Akos" Castelli, Akene Dunkley, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Andre Harris, Stephen McGregor, Kortney Pollard
Mali Music chronology
The 2econd Coming
(2009)The 2econd Coming2009
Mali Is...
(2014)

Mali Is... is the third album by American recording artist Mali Music, released on June 18, 2014 by RCA Records and Bystorm Records. Mali Music worked with Arden "Keyz" Altino, Oliver "Akos" Castelli, Akene Dunkley, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Andre Harris, Stephen McGregor, and Kortney Pollard on the production of this album. The album's lead single is "Beautiful". .

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine4/5 stars[2]
New Release Tuesday5/5 stars[3]

Signaling in a four star out of five review for AllMusic, Andy Kellman replying, at times "Understated yet energized" where "all singles, all distinctive, and compelling."[1] Andy Argyrakis, agrees it is a four star album for CCM Magazine, realizing, it "overflows with velvety vocals and smooth grooves" where it's "split between soulful pop, piano ballads, and the occasional nod to contemporary reggae."[2] Adding a whole star to his rating compared to the aforementioned, New Release Tuesday's Dwayne Lacy, recognizing, this music "for the non-cliched songwriting, his amazing singing and the message."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."No Fun Alone"Arden "Keyz" Altino, Oliver "Akos" Castelli, Akene Dunkley, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Kortney Pollard3:24
2."Ready Aim"Arden "Keyz" Altino, Akene Dunkley, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Kortney Pollard3:42
3."Beautiful"Arden "Keyz" Altino, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Kortney Pollard3:28
4."Heavy Love"Dernst Emile, Kortney Pollard3:20
5."Fight For You"Dernst Emile, Kortney Pollard4:05
6."Walking Shoes"Andre Harris, Kortney Pollard3:59
7."One"Arden "Keyz" Altino, Akene Dunkley, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Stephen McGregor, Kortney Pollard3:40
8."Make It"Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Kortney Pollard, Regina Spektor3:26
9."Little Lady"Lorenz Hart, Kortney Pollard, Richard Rodgers3:25
10."Royalty"Dernst Emile, Kortney Pollard4:06
11."Johnny & Donna"William J. Lee, Kortney Pollard4:02
12."I Believe"Kortney Pollard3:53
Total length:44:30

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Mali Is... - Mali Music". AllMusic. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Argyrakis, Andy. "Mali Music: Mali Is..." CCM Magazine. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Lacy, Dwayne. "A Bonafide Classic!". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mali Music Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 25, 2015.