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J LyriKal

Detroit, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Detroit, MI | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Hip Hop Indie




"J LyriKal // Ready For Radio Play, Ready To Make Detroit Proud"

Local hip hop MC, J LyriKal is primed to break on through to the big time.

Detroiter Jeff Mallison has been grinding away and putting in work as an artist for years, and is finally starting to make waves. Born with a speech impediment, Jeff discovered a positive outlet to cope through music, finding he could spit intricate lyrics without a hitch in front of any audience.

Through powerful performances and a series of mixtapes, J LyriKal (formerly known as MC Fox) is gaining a reputation as a confident performer with an ear for making great music. The talented MC appeared this past Friday the 13th at Airway Lanes’ event – Crystal Lake Blood Bath in Waterford, and subsequently at Fountains of Clarkston.

With empowering lyrics about persevering and conquering all, J LyriKal’s single, “All I Ever Needed” is hitting radio stations nationwide. Produced by Detroit native, Tony “56” Jackson, J LyriKal is sticking to his roots, and ready to make Detroit proud. - HEAR Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Have you ever started to speak and nothing came out? Not because you had nothing to say, but because you physically were unable to. Intertwine that dilemma with performing in front of a countless number of screaming fans. That’s the challenge J LyriKal faces every day of his life… 

Jeffrey Kenneth Mallison, better known for his stage name J LyriKal (aka JLK), is an American rapper/songwriter out of Detroit, Michigan. His path to success has been riddled with obstacles, beginning with a severe speech impediment that he has battled since birth.

A few years ago on Easter Morning, The Oakland Press published an eye-opening article about J LyriKal and his disability. He was born with a stutter, which has hampered him throughout his life. In his high school years, he was required to get up in front of class to present his work just like everyone else. A two-minute presentation could take double or even triple the amount of time to get his point across. Jeff couldn't even carry on a normal conversation, let alone get up in front of a class of 30 people and present a school project.

This is when JLK was reborn. He found a way to express his feelings in a way he  could have never imagined. Who would of thought a person who struggled to complete a presentation, without stumbling upon his words.. Could get up and perform his music in front of a large audience without the stutter hindering his ability. Hip-Hop gave him the outlet he needed to speak his mind and express his feelings to the world. When he steps on stage, or goes into the studio to record, the stuttering disappears altogether! As he states, “I believe I was put on this Earth to do this, and I won’t stop until I succeed.”

Over time, JLK has transformed into a lyrical genius, with an ability to tell a story with immense creativity. J LyriKal is working with Grammy award-winning producers & engineers, such as Tony “56” Jackson and Todd Fairall. He has performed at the BET Weekend Celebrity Basketball Game in Venice Beach, CA. As well as, birthday parties for celebrities, such as Detroit Pistons All-Star, Andre Drummond. He has also shared the stage with Detroit legends Kuniva and Swifty McVay of D12, Lil’ Flip, Lil’ Wyte, Neisha Ne'shae, and Snow Tha Product.

What’s next? In the Summer of 2018, JLK will be going on tour with the Edutainment Vision Mentorship Program, inspiring and motivating teens and young adults across the country about how they can overcome any obstacle if you set goals and put 100% into what they’re trying to accomplish. He will be speaking in front of middle/high school classes to explain the art behind poetry and rhyme schemes, while also joining the fight against bullying.

J LyriKal is currently not under label representation, but we are confident that he will find the label that will be representing him on his journey to the top. JLK continues on his everyday grind to succeed at what he loves most -- music. He will not stop until the world knows who J LyriKal is!