Tag Archives: Chi-Ali

New Joint – Dres / Red Alert / Chi Ali / Sadat X

dres cover

Personal, heartfelt tribute to ATCQ’s mighty Phife Dawg produced by Jim B.

New Joint – Fat Joe / Chi Ali

Fat Joe & Chi Ali – “Games & Things” (@ChiAliBX / 2013)

Joey Crack welcomes fellow Bronx native Chi Ali back to the streets of the Rotten Apple in this clip for the pair’s recent Showbiz-produced collaboration.

New Joint – Skyzoo / Chi-Ali

Skyzoo ft. Chi-Ali – “Jansport Strings – Remix” (Duck Down / 2012)

The BK emcee unites with Native Tongues affiliate Chi-Ali to record this remix of his “Jansport Strings” track which found Skyzoo paying homage to the influence a young Ali had on his decision to start rhyming back in the day.

Behind-the-scenes footage of Skyzoo and Chi-Ali in the studio.

New Joint – Skyzoo

Skyzoo – “Jansport Strings (One Time For Chi-Ali)” (Duck Down Music / 2012)

The BK emcee reminisces on his youth over a horn-laced 9th Wonder track from his forthcoming album “A Dream Deferred”.

Words From Skyzoo:

“The idea behind Jansport Strings is not based on it being literal, but more so in the figurative sense. As a kid in NY, the strings on your Jansport bag were a sign of power and presence. Kids would steal the strings off of each other’s bags and burn the tips to prevent getting robbed of them once they got them. The song is a 3 minute auto-bio of me as a kid in Brooklyn and seeing more than my friends and I had bargained for. In essence, my Jansport strings tied it all together, seeing what we all saw and what it made us. The ending is a clip from Video Music Box, the legendary NYC video show run by DJ Ralph McDaniels. This episode in particular was the debut of Chi-Ali’s ‘Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number’. Seeing that video that day on this episode of VMB made me start rhyming. This clip was literally the moment that changed my life”.