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Mall G
Boston artist Mall G.jpeg
Background information
Also known asMally G,Gizzle
BornBoston, South End, Massachusetts, United States
GenresHip hop

Dwayne Jemar Jones Wilkerson[1] (Born May 2, 1981) better known by his stage name MALL G, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born and in raised Boston, Massachusetts.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Wilkerson, professionally known as Mall G, founder of 'Up North Records,' became the originator of the "Up North" movement in 2008. Garnering the attention beyond his local city in 2009 after debuting his 1st Single FLossin.[2] and premiere mixtape entitled 'Harlem To Boston" which featured a collaboration with The Wave God Max B, the two combined flows and were able to generate hits like Oww Owww Owwww [3] [4] Pocket Full of Stones[5] and Flossin which was feature on Wavie Crocket and The Quarantine. The projects being such a success amongst their core audience propelled Mall G to release his second mixtape Street Campaign which is hosted by Big Mike. Mall G has solidified his position as one of the top artists hailing out of New England region.

Career[edit | edit source]

Having emerged into the rap game with national exposure from World Star Hip-Hop,[6] Mall G was able to catch the eyes and ears of multi-platinum producer Dame Grease. Dame recognized Mall G's Up North Records talent which led to several collaborative tracks. This would soon have him on tour alongside French Montana, Max B, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Freeway and Trey Songz.[7] Mall G has also teamed up to generate hits with Beanie Siegel, Jadakiss, Juicy J, Nipsey Hussle, and Wiz Khalifa throughout the mixtape circuits. In 2013, Mall G signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group/Protekted/Bungalo Records and become label mates with Frenchie which soon lead to a collaboration "Hands Up"[8] with Dame Grease on production [9] before opening his second self owned label G$D (GSD) which became a movement that quickly grew accompanied by a sound that resonated throughout New England. Not only was creating G$D (GSD) a benchmark in Mall G's career, it also allowed him to further brand himself by using the moniker on his Loose Diamonds apparel,Also working with the Michael Bezjian and Getty Images with The Artists Project.[10] Having recently been featured on Method Man sixth studio album Meth Lab II: * Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium (2018)[11] with "Drunk Tunes" which debuted at number 21 on The Billboard charts, Mall G is creating a name for himself as he builds his G$D empire.[12]

Artistry[edit | edit source]

Influences[edit | edit source]

Growing up in Boston in the early 90's Mall G was influenced by the more popular New York sounds of artists like The Notorious B.I.G, Eric B., Rakim, Big L, and Nas. As well as other hip-hop trailblazers like Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Tupac, Slick Rick, Almighty RSO, and Scarface. In the earlier years, Mall G attended Maurice J. Tobin Performing Arts School which gave him a desire for capturing crowds on the stage before he reached his teens. By his teenage years, he had already begun dabbling in the studios with a tight knit group of friends. Growing up on the streets of Boston's Back Bay and South End allowed him to be surrounded by the free spirits and creative minds of Berklee College students with whom he shared a similar passion.

Musical Style[edit | edit source]

Although it isn't uncommon to hear a morph between styles Mall G's music generally gravitates towards rap and hip-hop from his influences. The hit singles titled Cinematic[13] and "Hand Up"[14] could also be used as a way to describe the energy found in many of the Boston artists tracks. By allowing lyrics to flow naturally and successfully depict the grind to the top and the art found in hustle, Mall G created a brand new vibe that resonated throughout New England.

TV Appearances[edit | edit source]

FOX 5 News Lisa Evers Street Soilders

Mall G | News, Music Performances and Show Video Clips | MTV

Discography[edit | edit source]

  • Time Is Money (2008)
  • Harlem to Boston (2008)
  • Street Campaign (2009)
  • Harlem to Boston 2 (2010)
  • Too Fast, Too Serious (2011)
  • America's Most Wanted (2012)
  • G$D: More than Rap (2013)
  • The New Religion (2014)
  • Gassachusetts (2015)
  • Definition of a Hustler (2016)
  • Hoodmerica (2018)
  • The Meth Lab Season 2 The Lithium (2018)

Single[edit | edit source]

  • It's Me and You Mall g ft Yummy Bingham (2017)
  • Hands Up Mall g ft Frenchie (2014)
  • Cinematic Mall g ft Antonio Mclendon (2013)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.allmusic.com/artist/dwayne-jemar-jones-wilkerson-mn0003247113
  2. Mall G (Feat. Max B) - Flossin February 08, 2009
  3. LyricFind "Oww Oww Oww" Lyrics Max B feat. Mall G, Nitty 3 and T.P. May 2, 2009
  4. Big Mike & Max B - Wavie Crocket July 23, 2008 | 12:00 AM by DX Staff
  5. *Library of a Legend Vol. 8 Max B
  6. http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh9QR68tcDfTx7ZhAi Max B & U.N. Boys) - Oww Owww Oww [One Of The Last Max B Videos Before Gettin LOcked Up - Free Ma]
  7. Hip-Hop Rumors: Kanye West Gets Slapped In The Face! Will Fif Sign Mase Now? Mase & Olivia?y AllHipHop Staff Oct 29, 2009
  8. https://www.allmusic.com/album/hands-up-mw0002652073/credits
  9. https://www.allmusic.com/album/hands-up-mw0002652073/credits
  10. Mall G brings awareness to the Visual Snow Initiative at The Zafuko Yoga Meditation Experience At TAP - The Artists Project on October 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for The Artists Project)
  11. S., Jenny. "Meth Lab II". Time Inc.'s Rhyme Junkie. JS. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  12. Rose, Bella. "Watch BellaRose Interview Mall G (@mallg_gsd) , Father ofthe GSD Movement". Xyax:The Movement. Xyax. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  13. All Music Mall G Cinematic
  14. https://www.allmusic.com/album/hands-up-mw0002652073/credits

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External links[edit | edit source]


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