Gandhi Ali
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Gandhi Ali

Hyattsville, MD | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Hyattsville, MD | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Hip Hop Soul




This band has no press


Still working on that hot first release.



Back in Sierra Leone, there is little need for babysitters because toddlers accompany their parents to parties. Having always been around music, Gandhi Ali has an appreciation for authenticity in art. At age six, he began writing poetry to express himself. Rapping came later. He had older friends who rapped, and after hearing them, he’d go home to work on his own lyrical content and skills. Back then, you had to earn your right to rap.


Gandhi’s music is real. He’s not trying to create an image or be perceived any certain way. There are no gimmicks – just him and how he feels. Inspired by greats like Biggie, Jay-Z, and Nas, he also connects with DMX’s aggressive style. The way he says things can make you relate to experiences you’ve never had. While not a fan of the “mumble rap” that has grown popular, he does like artists like Young Thug and Desiigner for the variety they bring rhythmically.


In late October, Gandhi released his second album, Trap Blues 2: End of the Summer – a huge accomplishment after several years of finding a home studio and the right engineer. His follow-up, Trap Blues: The Album, is due in early 2019. The LP will consist of a high-quality new DMV sound that will sure capture your attention. While Trap Blues 2: End of the Summer served as positivity and good vibes for the end of a good season, Trap Blues 2: The Album will be a project that will feel like an emotional roller coaster.


Gandhi is one of a kind. He wants an audience and genuine feedback, but he’s not worried about his image – everyone loves Gandhi. Rather, he wants him and his manager, Fat Cat, to become ambassadors for the DMV, developing a culture of support for hometown music.


It all starts with a following and vibes, though. So, Gandhi is committed to having more shows like the ones he put on at Howard’s Homecoming. He’s also had his own concert at Hemp Musuem that he and his manager coordinated with other top LA artists. Furthermore, he wants to continue performing at D.C. hotspots such as Busboys and Poets and Dynamix Lounge. To him, if people aren’t entertained, you aren’t a rapper. Performances don’t solely consist of artists performing songs the way they were recorded. People have to feel your vibes, authentically. Gandhi believes in embracing all you are and the chaos that comes with it.


Connect with Gandhi Ali on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter (@Gandhi3X).