“Hard work, visionary…Keystone State of Mind”
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, 20 year-old, Tayyib Ali has been on his rap game for over a decade. His talent, drive to succeed, and passion for music began at a young age and has been cultivating ever since. Ali’s 2011 sophomore mixtape ‘Keystone State of Mind‘ gained over 20,000 downloads in its first week alone, while maintaining its spot at the top of datpiff.com’s list of hottest mixtapes for five days in a row.
The MC has toured with, collaborated with, and been produced by names such as Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Logic, Dave Patten, Jahlil Beats, and Cisco Adler. With soulful lyrics, original beats, and an authentic hip-hop vibe, Ali is making moves to the top.
Nylon Magazine says of Ali, ‘Maybe it’s the catchy ’60s lounge sample, maybe it’s Ali’s smooth, friendly flow and honest message, but (we) can’t stop listening to the title track. “Rap is my life,” he says at the end of the track. “This is what I’m passionate as hell about.” You can tell.’
From Philly to LA, Tayyib Ali’s fan base is rapidly growing, as is his already extensive music archive. He is the kind of artist whose music mastery is undeniable, a unique style impossible not to notice. Ali kicked off 2013 #Roadtrippin with Cisco Adler and Mod Sun on a 25 city cross-country tour, and is currently collaborating with Adler on his third EP, One Way, scheduled to release this Summer 2013.