MIXED BY ALI
Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) is an independent record label that has played a central role in shaping and influencing the direction of hip hop, playing their part to certify it’s strength. It’s alive and stronger than ever. Their roll call is somewhat of a dream team with releases from prominent artists like Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Sza, Isaiah Rashad and most notably Kendrick Lamar.Having formed a strong bond over the years, it’s always a pleasure to stop by the studio to catch up with the fam and listen to their latest heat. Mixed By Ali is the in-house Audio Engineer at TDE, a man with a golden ear. He’s the glue that makes sure each track on Kendirck’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ album so damn sticky, the petrol fuelling School Boy’s releases so they’re nothing less than an inferno, and it seems that each time he works his magic with one of their progressing artists he’s the detonator, you know they’re going to blow up.Being recently named on Forbes 30 under 30 Music list goes to show what a powerhouse Mixed By Ali really is, and with so much talent under one roof its satisfying to see all the immense work behind the scenes doesn’t go unnoticed.