Jordan Sims, who performs as Maliq Jordan, was born in Grand Rapids, Mi. August 7th 1993. Maliq was raised by his mother, Ms. Danyelle Redwine, who recognized his gifts at an early age. She began Maliqs journey with the arts community by signing him up for his first stage play at the age of four (4). His pure talent won over the hearts of his audience and a star was born. This notoriety ushered Maliq into becoming a child actor and model, shooting TV commercials and billboard ads for a major franchise in Michigan.
By age 12, Maliq began writing poetry. His mom, an avid music lover, introduced him to Hip Hop Music. It was then that Maliq heard his calling. A Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Lupe Fiasco were a staple in the household and each artist became some of his biggest musical influences.
Later, growing up in Grand Rapids, Maliq found himself being lured in by the streets. This forced him to deal with the unfortunate consequences of his actions. It was during this time that he perfected his craft and knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life moving forward. However, life had its own plans for Maliq, he faced some devastating events and tragic loss. To help him and his family get through the trying times, he began to use his lyrical prowess as a healing tool. This also gave him the confidence he needed to record his story. Realizing that life is short, Maliq stepped out on faith and released his debut mixtape “The Initiative” on September 19th, 2018.
He engages his listeners with a diverse story based subject matter and vivid lyrics and is already receiving rave reviews.
Maliq Jordan is one to watch. Stay tuned for his continuing story.