Timothy Fletcher and Malik Perry have turned their 15 minutes of fame into more like an hour, and they’re using it to do good for others.
The now famous drummers of A1 Chops first caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres when their Level Up Challenge video went viral. That led to an invite to “The Ellen Show” last September, where they really stole DeGeneres’ heart.
“The Ellen Show” doubled down on the cousins and their story and decided to feature them in an episode of “The Build Up.” Timothy and Malik have always given back to their Baltimore community, and now they could do even more.
“The Build Up” got Timothy and Malik a Baltimore apartment remodeled by the show’s John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, which was awesome. They also performed on stage with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Then Colaneri and Carrino went to Edmondson West Side High School, where the cousins volunteer mentoring other kids, for another remodel of the band room and to honor 38-year music teacher Stanley Brown.
On Nov. 18, the cousins performed at M&T Bank Stadium during halftime of the Ravens’ Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals (Lamar Jackson’s first start). Today, Episode 4 featuring that performance was released, and you should check it out below.