Jelani Malek hails from Northwest Philadelphia and was introduced to music at the age of 6 when he sang with the Keystone State Boychoir. Through this, he was exposed to all genres and developed his passion for music.
He also grew up playing baseball and originally wanted to go pro and even moved to Tampa, Florida in pursuit of his dream in high school.
He went on to play at Florida A&M University and after winning the conference championship in 2019 he then turned his full attention to pursue music full time.
Jelani creates music that everyone can relate to, trying to encapsulate the beauty of life and how we are all somehow relatable to one another and a little less alone.