Funk It: Exclusive Interview With Malina Moye

DrFunkenberry was lucky enough to get some time with funk/R&B artist Malina Moye. If you like ol’ skool funk, we recommend checking out Malina’s new album “Diamonds and Guitars” – it’s full of great guitar riffs, funky grooves and strong ballads. Listen to a couple of tracks below.

Malina grew up in a family of musicians. Mom and Dad played for the band The Techniques and she considers George Clinton, Whitney Houston and other funk legends her cousins. You can see and hear their influences in her music, from her “upside-down” guitar playing ala Jimi Hendrix, to the waa-waa riffs of Prince and funky grooves of Parliament Funkadelic.

In the interview, Malina talked to us about growing up funky, meeting legends like Prince and Michael Jackson, belting out the national anthem before thousands, her Dad’s crush on Sheila E., and what she has in store for this year. You can download Malina’s “Diamonds and Guitars” from Amazon or iTunes. Enjoy – Dr.FB

“Yaah!” by Malina Moye from “Diamonds and Guitars”

“Alone” by Malina Moye from “Diamonds and Guitars”

Part II of the interview:



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  • Bettina de Perez
    Posted at 00:22h, 27 February

    Malina Moye is magnificent. The world has been waiting for her kind of power – and she has arrived right on time!!!!

  • Afrochick
    Posted at 01:59h, 23 February

    I’m digging her. She sounds a bit like Betty Davis on that 1st track.

  • john michael
    Posted at 17:06h, 22 February

    i love this girl. I saw her perform with robin thicke she was great!!! I love her… she rocks and will be very very big!!

  • justmemuchlove
    Posted at 16:31h, 22 February

    The real deal she is indeed
    So sweet

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