Maloney Story is an open expose of the life of soca star Preedy. The 27-year-old entertainer grew up in the Maloney Gardens housing scheme just off the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in D’Abadie during the late 1990s. Choosing to title his first EP (extended play) album Maloney Story, after the community, is the ultimate tipping of the hat to a place he still calls home.
“Maloney defines me as an artiste,” a passionate Preedy (Akeem Chance) told Kitcharee on Thursday during an online exchange. A stigma of poverty, drug abuse and violence has long hung over the eastern community. On Thursday morning there was a report of a murder in the community. Still, for Preedy it remains the place he feels most grounded and equally inspired.