Universatile Music & The Rialto Theatre Present...


Friday, September 3
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
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Malaynah Elise Cordova (born July 4, 2000) is a rapper, singer and songwriter born and raised in Boyle Heights, California. At an early age she developed a love for various genres of music and was raised listening to vintage reggae like Steel Pulse and Barrington Levy, and old school funk like Teena Marie & Rick James, but truly was embraced by both old school and new school rap music and at 12 years old she began writing songs and secretly rapping in her bathroom mirror. She attending Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts High School in Downtown, Los Angeles where she studied classical music and was trained in theory, sight reading, technical studies, history, and performance. Being that her academy was heavily based on classical music, she would perform her original music outside of school at family gatherings. At 16, she booked her first show at a small venue in Downtown, Los Angeles where she was able to perform some of her original songs. In late 2018, Malaynah did a freestyle over the track to Cardi B’s hit single “Money” which immediately went viral with over 12 million views when Cardi B herself resposted it via her Instagram page. Since then, Malaynah has continued writing music, recording and performing since. Her dream is to tell the world stories through her lyrics and put Boyle Heights on the map and to someday collaborate with the best in the industry.