His journey truly has been “Nothing Less Than Epic”, which is also his official debut album, released in March 2021.
Isn’t it amazing to learn about all those people, especially youngsters, who exude a different level of passion, determination and perseverance, when it comes to their chosen industries? Well, the world is filled with many such talented beings, but only a few rare gems go ahead in making it huge and carving a successful journey for themselves as self-made professionals, be it in any field. The music industry is one space that is known for giving birth to innumerable talented individuals and making waves in this ever-evolving industry in the American music scene is sdjmalik.
Who is Jabril Malik, you ask? He is a versatile American talent who has spellbound audiences with his skills as a percussionist, musical artist, music producer, video producer and educator. However, the success that sdjmalik enjoys today on social media and in the industry was not something he achieved overnight. All successful individuals have had their own respective journeys, where life helped them experience varied things that only went ahead in making them stronger, bolder and confident in their quest to achieve all that they desired. Similar is the story of this young boy, who once couldn’t make it through an audition in 2012 to be a part of a live stage show with other drummers, but his constant efforts and his passion for music kept growing stronger and helped him reach the position he enjoys today as the young talent who went viral with his Marching Snare Drum videos on social media with self-produced backtracks.
Although he confesses that he was already making YouTube videos during the time, he gave that audition, but after not making it, he started taking YouTube and social media seriously as he desired to showcase his talents to audiences worldwide, and that is how he started building momentum and success for him. Sharing his videos of playing his snare drum propelled him forward in the industry as a percussionist.
This opened up many new opportunities for him, where he did shows across Asia and the US. Playing percussion for his high school and colleges while starting his YouTube channel in 2006, sdjmalik came a long way. His first break was at the Universal Studios, Japan, where he performed. Since then, sdjmalik has never looked back and has established his brand “Super Drummers”, making it a super success worldwide.
He has done many things as an independent artist, from featuring in a television appearance, doing an endorsement deal to launching his custom signature marching stick model, and going on tours. All this helped him achieve staggering success, also turning him into an educator.
sdjmalik’s journey has been “Nothing Less Than Epic”, Vol.1, which is also the title of his debut music album, released in March 2021. To know more, follow him on Instagram @sdjmalik.