Abdu Ali Drops New Video
“bridges any number of cultural gaps.” – VICE/Noisey
“Church sermon-worthy incantations… With a refreshingly transparent catalog and a performance more gripping and energetic than most (seriously, this dude gets so turnt)” – Complex
Abdu Ali, Baltimore noise/rap/soul performer, has dropped a video for the track “I, Exist” from his recently released cassette on Deathbomb Arc. Abdu Ali will tour the US west coast this March.
Storming out of Baltimore, Abdu Ali raps, sings, chants, and breathes linguistically over future beats to cast spells of inspiration. Openly black, and queer by birthright, what makes Abdu Ali truly unique is his passion. Bold, raw, and most importantly, life-affirming; what Abdu Ali manifests is a pure voice of raging love. When important things are going on like a call for justice, who is really concerned with arguing the minutiae of genre?
This cassette collects the best of Abdu Ali’s online mixtapes, plus a brand new song. Pro-dubbed cassettes with full color artwork.
“The rapper’s 2013 release ‘Push + Slay’ was stunning and versatile on its own; in Abdu’s music you can hear everybody from James Brown to Waka Flocka Flame.” – Spin
“a glorious mess of noise, industrial, punk, pop, and hip-hop.” – Afropunk
Abdu Ali West Coast tour:
27 Richmond/DC @ tba
28 NYC, NY @ “Papi Juice” via One Last Shag
6 Philadelphia, PA @ “Cut N Paste” via The Bike Shop
7 Baltimore, MD @ “Kahlon” via The Crown
12 Portland, OR @ Rose Bar
13 Portland, OR @ Reed College
15 Olympia, Wa @ Obsidian
19 Oakland, CA @ Qlimbo
20 San Francisco, CA – Swagger Like Us @ Oasis
21 LA, CA @ “Bath Salts X” via The Smell
25 NYC, NY @ “Ur Body Is Mind” via Stream Gallery