Mali Music graced the stage of Billboard's NYC office Wednesday morning (March 11) to bring his signature hip-hop and gospel blend to life with his latest single "Let Go" and a couple of unreleased songs that will be featured on his upcoming fifth album, The Book of Mali.
He announced the new record will be released in the summer during the interview following his invigorating performance, ending fans' three-year wait for a new album since his 2017 LP The Transition of Mali.
"I never stopped creating," he told Billboard host Jordyn Rolling. "So now all of those phases have become like albums. It's kind of crazy and difficult to release 'Let Go,' which is just a scene of a movie that's an hour.... I can't wait for them to see how it goes into that next scene, ultimately get the whole plot. And I can't wait for the halfway point when they think that they know what's going to happen and it kinda twists."