Ali Bla Bla – Island [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

raggo, classic, weird

You blend different genres in your music. Tell us a few things about your creative process.

I just like everything, i’m one of those people. I get excited by so many different types of sounds and emotions, I love all styles of music, everything has a place in my heart.

When I make a tune, i’m not thinking about fitting in a box or not, I just do what sounds good to me at the time, as cliche as that sounds.

How Important are political statements by music artists? Can music have an impact on politics?

Its important, but it doesn’t really have the same space as it once did, like in the 80s. That is because escapism dominates music, and people want to forget about their problems and enjoy it a lot of the time, fair enough really.

I think everything has its time and place, but we have been through so many cycles now, it’s easy to be another generic protest lyricist.
Sometimes I just wanna rap about money and women.

Is Britain racist today?

Everywhere is racist at every time. Intolerance is another human trait, and crosses over a multitude of different scenarios. It’s not always so black and white, no pun intended.

What does hip hop symbolise in your opinion?

Im just that millennial old school rap head stuck in his ways. It means something real to me I guess. What it means now, depends on whos involved. Theres a lot of imposters out there selling an illusion to lost kids.

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

Make sure you check out Hak Baker, a real voice of the people.

One last thing we should know about you?

I really dont care anymore about success in music. I am doing things at my own pace and self funded it all and I am not bound to impressing anyone or any labels etc… and I finally feel artistically free.

Join the revolution guys, stop giving a fuck and enjoy making music like you did when you were young.

Thank you!

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