A legendary artist in the making, Tamahl Aaron Granger also known as Mahl G, born January 26, 1984, grew up in Newark NJ. A rough neighborhood & poverty stricken environment could not keep him down though. Despite the issues with violence, drugs, theft & prostitution that surrounded him, he kept his head held high & moved forward through it all so he could succeed. His career & family oriented mind has kept him going no matter what was around the corner.
Mahl & his family are close & he owes a lot to his mother. She has taught him an array of things throughout that he realized would be needed later in his life. Even though his biological father was not known to him, his "step father" instilled lessons in life & showed him what it took to be a good & decent man. He has two sisters & a brother as well, that he has a great love for. He is proud to say that he loves & cares for his family, & that is just one of the things that make him who he is.
At the very young age of 8, he realized his calling was to be a musical artist. While bored in class one day, he began jotting down lyrics. That led to sharing his rhymes & that produced more compliments on his talent than he anticipated. Shocked & in high spirits, he took what people were telling him & ran with it. He knew what it was from that day forward that he was meant to do. In his words, “I didn’t choose music, it chose me.”
The music that he likes the most is Hip Hop, Pop, & House. Though he enjoys all the genres of music, the one exception is country because he says it's depressing! That one exception shows he has an eclectic frame of mind that produces a lot of talent & creativity.
Superstar but much like everyone else, Mahl has his favorite things to do in his free time. Music is just one of them. He not only writes it, produces it & listens to how his songs can be improved; he also networks, watches movies, & reads books that involve growing his spirit.
Currently, Mahl G has just finished making his mixtape entitled “Money Back Guarantee”. TRMG (The Real Media Group). & it will be released January 2011. Along with the mix tape, he has videos & a DVD in the works. Mahl G is also gearing up to tour the U.S. miitary bases, entertaining our brave armed forces personnel. With a completion of a basketball & football theme song that is in the process of being negotiated for use through TRMG to the NBA, NFL, ESPN & Sirius Radio along with several video games, he gives credit to an amazing company that signed him back in September 2010.
One of Mahl G's life inspirations is Andrew Bynum from the L.A. Lakers. He played ball with him daily back in the day at Morris Davidson Park in Plainsboro, NJ. In Mahl G’s words, "He was unorthodox & didn’t show a natural talent, but his practice paid off & though his skills were doubted, he became a NBA Champion”. From him, Mahl G has learned with faith you can do whatever you want to in life.
Speaking of faith, he moves in it. He has a long term goal to be the “Number 1 music artist in the world & being the best rapper ever” along with having multi-million dollar companies that will feed his family for generations.” His belief is that it is God’s job for him to be a top professional musician; so no matter what it is going to be pursued. It isn’t an easy walk, but he will not settle for anything less. With faith at his side & strength of mind instilled by his childhood heroes, family, & past, Tamahl Aaron Granger will take this ride through life & do his very best. His motto is, “Faith without works is dead.” I believe we can all learn a little something from this talented artist, its called fortitude.