Jamaal DeShon "Slickology" Franklin was born and currently lives in Memphis, Tennessee. He started off playing drums and piano, but he found a love for the guitar when he was 11 years old. He developed his playing style from many guitarists that he watched growing up, such as Jonathan Dubose Jr. and Mark Lettieri. He has toured internationally with the Stax Music Academy for their European Tour in 2017. Jamaal has played behind many great artists including Donald Lawrence, Maranda Curtis, The Tennessee Mass Choir, Evvie Mckinney, and many more. He currently plays for Tamela Mann, Serenity, Sessions Band, TaUndria Newson-Shears, Jemero Carter & Kingdomology, and The Spiritual Soldiers. Jamaal also has his own band called Slickology & The Unity.