This week FAULT Magazine caught up with the multi-talented  artist Mallie.

Photography by Cameron Davis

FAULT: Describe your sound in 3 words?
Mallie: Aaahhh… I wish had more than 3 words. Limitless, Uplifting, and… Dope to sum it up.

FAULT: What is the creative process of your music?
Mallie: Im constantly writing stuff down in my blackberry, like all day. In class, work, all the time. I revisit these things when I get home. When I make my beats I really like to study music. Riffs, chord progressions, samples that others used, then I try to make it my own. Then I usually make my music in a secluded setting. I don’t like a lot of people around because I tend to wild out. I like to be in an environment where I can truly be myself and wont have to worry about anybody’s opinion or thoughts until the production is finished. Otherwise, they would probably think I’m pretty weird. Music excites me and I show it when I’m creating it. It’s usually early in the morning, around 1 or 2, alone in my room.

FAULT: Tell us about your musical background?
Mallie: Well I’ve had training when i was younger, but I just didn’t take it serious. Like I used to take piano lessons when i was younger but my priorities where backwards then. My main focuses where girls, and sports. But i always experimented with it. I’ve been writing raps since about 12 or 13. But i picked up the keyboard again when I was about 18, and just taught myself really.

FAULT: What are you working on at the moment?
Mallie: I’m working on a mixtape entitled “The Pursuit of Happyness” inspired by the movie with Will Smith. It will be available for free download on August 26th.

FAULT: What was the first album that you bought?
Mallie: Oh man, the first album I bought with my own money was the “College Dropout” by Kanye West. It’s still my favorite album. But I always remembered stealing music from my brother, cousins, and uncles. I was raised on so many different sounds. LL Cool J, Exscape, SWV, Zapp and Roger, Snoop, Outkast. Then when Napster came out my selection broadened even more.”

FAULT: Who would you like to collaborate with?
Mallie: There are too many to name. I really just enjoy making music so I’d be down to collab with ALMOST anyone. Almost. I love meeting new people and just vibing off their energy.

FAULT: What new music are you listening to?
Mallie:I’m listening to someone new everyday. But to name a few, Dam Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, J. Cole, Black Hippy, Mac Miller. Sometimes I’m in the mood for Waka Flocka, sometimes MGMT. It just depends.

FAULT: What are you looking forward to?
Mallie:I’m looking forward to the day when I can give back to my family and my community. That’s what it’s all about. Helping those who’ve helped you. Also, to prove those who’ve doubted me wrong. Right now I’m really looking forward to the response from “The Pursuit of Happyness” mixtape.

FAULT: What is your FAULT?
Mallie:To many to name. But those faults make me who I am.

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