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MEET: Malachi, Toronto’s next hip-hop revelation

Posted on February 22, 2019

Meet Malachi, a 21-year-old emerging hip-hop artist based in Toronto. His debut single “Right Now” is a certified banger and is on the verge of blowing up. The catchy track showcases Malachi’s smooth vocals and impressive range. Trust us, it’s a must listen: 

Born and raised in the outskirts of Toronto, Malachi’s family played an important role in his musical development. From watching his Trinidadian father’s reggae music career to absorbing the sounds of his mother’s favourite artists like Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child, music was always part of his environment. He began actively participating in music when his grandmother had him join her church’s gospel choir at the young age of 4. 


Malachi released “Right Now” via Universal Music Canada, Republic Records, and 21Entertainment, who represent a deep roster of Canadian talent, including Alessia Cara. Malachi has also released a music video for “Right Now”, which can be viewed below:

In a recent Instagram post, Malachi posted a picture of Drake’s CD Take Care, revealing that it was the first album he ever bought. In the post, Malachi pens a letter to Drake, expressing his appreciation for his fellow Torontonian. Here’s the full post:


Dear Aubrey,

Just found this in my old room. Believe it or not this is the first album I’ve ever bought. I was only 13 years old. I’ve had to sit back and live under your shadow for so long. Rightfully so, you’ve made such an impact on the industry alone. I can’t even begin to describe how much the city appreciates and loves you for the amount of positive change you’ve brought not only to us, but the world. You motivate me to be a better human being and artist. I will forever thank you for this album. It has gotten me through my worst times & helped me grow into the man I want to become. I’m in the next generation to help lead the city into the same path you’ve made for it, greatness. Thank you @champagnepapi 

Sincerely, Malachi

Over the last three years Malachi has been in the studio bringing his songwriting to life. Now, he’s ready to release the outpouring of creativity and share it with the world. Malachi has released his second single “San Fernardo Wine”, which you can listen to here:

What are your thoughts on Malachi’s single “San Fernando Wine”? Let us know on twitter @umusic!

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