Today, rising sing­er, rap­per, song­writer and pro­du­cer Malachiii opens his heart with the release of “Love Me,” his debut single with Motown Records. Listen HERE. On the track, the 25-year-old South­ern Cali­for­nia artist asks the burn­ing ques­tions that arise when you’re com­ing of age and fall­ing in love: “Will you be there when it rains, when it snows? / Will you be there when I’m out of control?”

The first verse subtly draws listen­ers inward with lo-fi trap vibes and Malachiii’s softly delivered bars, build­ing momentum before his voice starts to soar. The chor­us gets vul­ner­able as he declares that he doesn’t want a partner’s ador­a­tion just to feed his ego—he needs love and sup­port to ease his mind.

“Everything about this song feels so timely and full-circle. In a lit­er­al sense, it rep­res­ents need to have someone that will take me as I am and love me uncon­di­tion­ally through this roller­coast­er that is my life,” says Malachiii, “Sym­bol­ic­ally, it rep­res­ents the new jour­ney ahead and all of the unknowns that come with “launch­ing” my career as an artist and shar­ing my art with the world in the ways that I’ve always dreamed of.”

This new song marks a trans­ition­al moment in Malachiii’s life and career. Although “Love Me” isn’t his first solo single—he dropped the brash rap cut “WYM?!” last September—it’s a bold step for­ward in terms of both artist­ic matur­ity and scale. It’s his first release on Motown, hal­lowed ground for truly emo­tion­al song­writers. This fol­lows him sign­ing a pub­lish­ing deal with Elec­tric Feel. But now, with the release of “Love Me,” Malachiii is demon­strat­ing what’s truly spe­cial about his own music, show­ing the world his truest self, and pre­par­ing for his songs to start res­on­at­ing around the world.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.