Maejor Ali Talks ‘Lolly,’ Justin Bieber, His Name Change [EXCLUSIVE]
Maejor Ali, formerly known as Bei Maejor, is a Grammy-nominated producer who’s worked with the likes of Justin Bieber and Trey Songz, while also recording his own music and performing on mixtapes. Maejor recently spoke with Uinterview about working with Bieber and Juicy J, the reason behind his name change and what’s next.
For his new single “Lolly,” Maejor recruited both Juicy J and Bieber to contribute to the track. The two artists featured on "Lolly" aren’t two that one would expect to be featured together, which Ali says is part of the point. “I try to bring people from different worlds together, like "Lolly" has Juicy J and Justin Bieber from two different worlds,” Maejor said. “Not every song, but I like to collaborate with different people, it makes the music more interesting.”
Maejor Ali On Justin Bieber
Maejor has nothing but compliments for both Bieber and Juicy J. As for working with the 19-year-old pop star, Maejor says it was “awesome.” He told Uinterview exclusively, “Working with [Bieber] is dope because he's such a talent. He can play instruments, he can sing, he can write, rap, he can do pretty much anything!” Maejor also wants people to know, “[Juicy J] is a lot more talented than people think.”
The Detroit native decided to change his stage name from Bei Maejor to Maejor Ali in 2013 due to a newfound appreciation for Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight boxer and conscientious objector to the Vietnam War. “At the top of his career, when he won a championship, he was drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. He lost his title when he refused to go to war and it cost him a lot of money and his title,” Maejor said. “Anybody that faces losing a lot like that and still stands by what they believe, I think that's heroic."
Those wondering what’s next for Maejor will have to wait, as the recording artist and producer is playing his next move close to the chest. “[It’s] a mystery, a mystery,” he told Uinterview. “I don’t want to describe it.”
– Chelsea Regan