Chi Ali got with Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg and opened about his life, from how he became part of the Native Tongues crew while still a teen to the complicated domestic dispute that lead to the shooting of his baby mother’s brother in early 2000. For almost an hour, Chi reminisces about his first time on stage (at The Apollo, no less), doing Red Alert promos and losing his virginity to an older woman, and also breaks down how his life of crime started when he caught a gun charge that lead him to spending weekend in Rikers. He also airs out his beef with America’s Most Wanted and explains how he dealt with the terrible news of Violator’s Chris Lighty’s death just two days after coming home.
On the lighter side, he clarifies that it wasn’t him on those De La songs/skits (“I’m not Jeff,” he says). All and all, it’s a very revealing look at the life of Chi Ali.
(Interview with Chi Ali starts at around 22 min.)
[h/t Nah Right ]