Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


band members

ALI THE GREAT - MC/ Producer


Influences

God, Earth, My Spirit


Unearthed artists we like

Astro Travellers, Midas.Gold, GALLVS


Bio

ALI the GREAT is a beat-maker and songwriter who creates music which fuses the east
and west. He is currently based in Brisbane, Australia but originally from Toronto,
Canada.

Since arriving to Australia in 2012 he has been actively creating music. In 2015 his solo project titled ‘EARTH’ was released via Green Chimneys Records and included guest appearances from Midas.Gold and Gallu$. The lead single from this project, ‘Trophy’ received Triple J play and the video was nominated for a 2016 Queensland Music Award (QMA) under the urban category. As a member of the Astro Travellers, he won the 2016 urban QMA alongside the group, and shortly thereafter they were the 2016 recipient of the coveted Hilltop Hoods Initiative Award.

In 2016 ALI also independently released a follow up to 'EARTH' titled 'MANGO'. While the project was released with no promotion, it received attention from 4ZZZ. A review from the station compared the sound to the likes of the RZA, MF DOOM and Company Flow. (see http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/reviews/albums/ali-great-mango for a review of MANGO).

His current double single ‘FOREIGN OBJECTS/FLOWERS' is a hard hitting follow up to EARTH and MANGO. On 28th July 2017 it premiered on Purple Sneakers (see http://www.purplesneakers.com.au/2017/07/listen-ali-the-great-foreign-ob... for a review of the single).

The A-Side ‘Foreign Objects’ is a fast paced dynamic track which features William Su'a Latu from Canaal and is produced by Ouici Yall!- a frequent Keyz N Krates collaborator. While the ‘Flowers’ is an introspective, reflective, slower-paced composition which was self-produced by ALI. This release is the first of a string of singles that ALI will be projecting throughout 2017/2018. These releases will likely work towards affirming his stance as a dominant force in hip-hop worldwide.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

Potent combination here. Let this one knock your head sideways.

Potent combination here. Let this one knock your head sideways.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

04 Aug 2017

Triple J
45

This is explosive! The verses are so thick with syllable that it was only when the chorus hit that I realized I'd actually stopped breathing. What a floooooow.

This is explosive! The verses are so thick with syllable that it was only when the chorus hit that I realized I'd actually stopped breathing. What a floooooow.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

04 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

You are a lv99 charizard with hyper beam, flamthrower, fire punch and also dragon claw

You are a lv99 charizard with hyper beam, flamthrower, fire punch and also dragon claw