Malachi Records has been described as a combination of the Fugees, Outkast and the Black-Eyed Peas going gospel. The debut album – Introducing Malachi Records – branches out into several different genres by combining the talent from the label’s 6 recording artists, all while setting a new standard in the gospel music industry.
Created in 2003 by two brothers – Patrick and Michael Chike, Malachi Records has grown to include 6 very talented artists – R&B vocalist Annette, innovative rap artist A-zAy, soul crooner Kalil, reggae, reggaeton and R&B triple threat Otis, bona fide female rap artist UtchiWali and producer - R&B vocalist Victor rounding out the group. Partnering with E-Trackz Productions, a fiery production company headed by Victor Okon, the Malachi/E-Trackz partnership marks a strategic alliance that is bound to deliver hits with consistency and precision.
Introducing Malachi Records brings a versatility the likes of which has never been seen on a gospel album. To even come close, you have to look to compilation efforts like the best selling WOW albums. The album has songs in several different genres including Rap, R&B, Neo-Soul, Reggae, Reggaeton, Jazz and even Latin music. Still, what remains impressive about the album is the common thread that connects every one of the songs to each other.
With its artists dispersed between Nigeria and the United States, Malachi Records brings unity in more ways than just music. The artists have performed in a variety of venues between both countries and have always been applauded for their passionate stage presence. More than just bringing excitement with their performances, Malachi Records artists have been known to touch hearts and lives with every delivery. There have been countless reports from fans about burdens being lifted as they listened to the music – something that can only happen by the power of God’s anointing.
Malachi Records is far more than just 6 musically talented individuals. Each artist on the label is an accomplished writer and composer. All the music heard on the album is fully original – from the production to the style and delivery. This is a breath of fresh air in an industry that seems to be regurgitating sounds from times past.
With 17 tracks on the release, label conducted polls show that no 3 individuals have the same favorites. This impressive statistic is proof that every single song has the potential to be a stand alone single. Still, some songs to watch out for are rap/reggae duo So In Love, ladies anthem That Girl, four artist hip-hop fusion Livin’ 4 and Latin flavored Serena.