ML the Truth / Press

“ML the Truth has been given the opportunity of a lifetime. His music is now being offered as a ringback tone for cellular company CSPIRE wireless. A service usually reserved for signed artist, his music is featured alongside such major artists as Future, Rhianna, Alicia Keyes, 2 Chainz, Will.I.Am and Carrie Underwood. Cspire customers can now customize their phone and select his ringback tone in the Cspire Bright Lights Music section.”

“ML was featured on the Cellular South now Cspire Wireless Emerge Artist Website. His song "Missing You" has also been selected as one of the top 10 songs in the Cellular South Emerge Artist Listener's Choice Contest. We've picked ten songs from our group of Emerge artists that we think you’ll enjoy. Tell us which one you like the best. The artists whose songs are selected can win up to $1500! We’ll have a new contest each month. Help support the artists who are making your favorite music, and vote now! ”

“When Jackson native Marland "ML" Williams couldn't get a ticket to see R&B artist Monica perform because her concert was sold out a few months ago, he surely did not anticipate performing on the same stage as her. Williams, an R&B artist who goes by ML "The Truth," entered & won the "Here I Am Talent Search with Monica" earlier this month. The website OurStage.com featured the competition to give undiscovered artists a chance to get recognition. ”

“Monica in conjunction with Coca-Cola has been participating in youth programs to uplift talented & ambitious young filmmakers & artists… Here I Am: The winner of the national “Here I Am” Talent Search Competition presented by Coca-Cola was onstage with R&B star Monica at Birthday Bash 15 in Atlanta – one of the largest hip-hop concerts in the South. Of the top 10 finalists who submitted an original, fully produced track of their music, Monica selected one lucky person, ML from Jackson, MS, to perform with her in front of thousands of fans. More than 600 entries were submitted for a chance to win the spotlight with Monica. Behind the Lens: Coca-Cola gave teenagers nationwide the exclusive opportunity to go “Behind the Lens” alongside Monica & hip-hop rising star Roscoe Dash.”

“With Memorial Day weekend nothing but a distant memory, we welcome the sunny skies & rising temperatures of June. Also on the rise this month is the talent here on OurStage. We have another lucky winner to announce now that the judging is complete in the “Here I Am Talent Search with Monica” Competition. R&B/Soul artists from all across the country entered in the “Here I AM Talent Search With Monica” Competition in hopes of earning this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As the one artist “Still Standing” ML “The Truth“ can shout “Here I Am” at the biggest birthday celebration in Atlanta, Birthday Bash 15, while he burns up the stage with Monica.”

“ML, writer/composer sings music with real meaning. Primestone Media awarded the Jackson, MS producer the 2007 Best Movie Sound Track Theme Song award for the movie "Ready For Love." ML will release his second project "The Truth" in 2010. ML's dream is to score a Movie sound track.”

“My first actual music story with the Jackson Free Press was published May 2011 when I was an intern. Being from New Orleans, I couldn't resist the opportunity to cover the Southern Komfort Brass Band. Before that, I mainly wrote Jacksonians and smaller features. #Back then, I also wrote about local independent artists who were making names for themselves. In June 2011, we featured rapper Doe Hicks and bluesy rock band Risko Danza as artists to watch. #That same month, I wrote a Person of the Day feature about R&B artist ML "The Truth," who came close to a Grammy nomination that year. I also had the wonderful opportunity that summer to write both the editor's note, "Vow to the Music," and the cover story, "Keeping the Music Alive," for the annual JFP Music Issue. ”

“Best R&B Artist (tie): ML 'The Truth,' Kerry Thomas ML "The Truth" has a goal to "bring back real music with real meaning." He writes, sings, composes tracks and produces. ML has opened for or performed with artists that include Monica, Trey Songz, Letoya Luckett (of Destiny's Child fame), Silk, Trina, Recognition and many more. Some of his most popular tracks are "Love Games," "The Girl is Bad," featuring Fiend, and "First Time." #After learning to play the guitar, Kerry Thomas began to attend as many open-mic nights as possible and began to receive offers to do hooks (choruses) for local rap artists. This led to Thomas deciding to do his own project. He includes artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, Chaka Khan and Luther Vandross as some of his earlier influences. —Shameka Hayes-Hamilton #Second: Recognition Third: Akami Graham Good Showing: Taylor Hildebrand .”