Meet Big Boi’s Protégé R&B Sensation Malcolm White


Interestingly enough, I ran across Malcolm White the same way Big Boi and David Sheats did, on social media. Having a keen ear for music, an ear for unique vocal ability, and vocal prowess, White’s talent leaped off the page for me the first time. It’s exciting to see someone so young and uniquely soulful with incredible range and charisma gearing up to carry the torch of real R&B.


At just 14-years-old, Malcolm White has sung his way into the hearts of his fans with the vocal range and creative talent of someone beyond his years. Malcolm’s voice and energy on video clips from YouTube and Instagram attracted the attention of Grammy Award-winning producer Mr.DJ and legendary artist Big Boi from the group OutKast. White is the first signee on Camp Purple, a joint venture between Big Boi and Outkast’s longtime collaborator David “Mr. DJ” Sheats.


As a singer and young actor, Malcolm is making his stardom with the release of his first single with Camp Purple the Label titled “This Feeling”. Malcolm has gained a following of fans that are looking forward to hearing that creative talent and voice that has been called fresh, catchy, and addictive. As a native of Cleveland, Ohio, Malcolm discovered his passion for singing and acting while performing for Heights Youth Theatre and the Vocal Music Department at Cleveland Heights High School. Growing up listening to R&B, Hip Hop, Pop and Gospel has influenced this tenor in his creative flow with a swag that shines through. Malcolm is a teenager that is definitely UP NEXT and is excited to bring a fresh face to the entertainment and music world. White, who performs as MalcUpNext, has something special with his new single “This Feeling.” It’s a feel good song about young love. Big Boi stated that he doesn’t want White’s music to be too grown, but instead he wants to make sure that the music reflects the adolescent stage that he’s going through right now. We can’t wait to hear more from MalcUpNext! Take a listen to his new single below!