Michael E. Alston.
Malik is a lifelong Detroiter, as well as both a musician and a performer. He began as a singer at a young age, singing gospel at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church and in community choirs. Malik performed in several high-school groups, including his own vocal groups, Voices of Joy and Love. He has studied vocal music and electrical engineering at Wayne State University. Malik has acted and sung in several touring gospel plays. He has appeared as a featured vocalist with gospel and R&B artist Ortheia Barnes.
His poetry and music performances have been featured with the poetry troupe EmRuop and in concert with the Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron and Jessica Care Moore.
Malik received a nomination as 2005 Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer Producer of the Year at the Detroit Music Awards. Malik continues to produce and write for a number of national and international artists. He continues to collaborate with many artists, including Alton Miller, Amp Fiddler, :brownstudy, Roy Davis, Jr., Doc Link, John Arnold, Recloose, Javontte, Jerry the Cat, Jabril Sun, Szymanski, Keith Worthy, Dwayne Jensen and Mike Grant.
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