Author: Joycelynn Okezie
Indiana bred singer/songwriter, Ye Ali, recently debuted his first project “TrapHouseJodeci.” The project’s focus runs along a similar vein of Bryson Tiller’s “Trapsoul.”
As much as R&B cats dislike being compared to each other, I say this because after hearing “THJ” it’s clear that the album gives off its own genre, feel and vibe which many new artists aren’t able to pull off decently. Ali did it well.
Ye Ali rose to the ranks early last year by penning for the biggest names in music (Drake Views) and releasing many popular songs on Soundcloud such as “Thigh Kisser” and “Ring 4x” featuring Jazz Cartier. Ye Ali has expanded and elevated his sound by working with top producers such as Da Internz, Bizness Boi, and Th3ory.
Amassing millions of plays on Soundcloud and a large supportive fan base “TrapHouse Jodeci” screams everything Ali is.
His smooth striking melodies are reminiscent of the 90’s guy group Jodeci and Ye’s modern-day sounds infused with trap sounds embodies his current style and aesthetic.
There is a uniqueness to Ye Ali that sets him apart as a stand out amongst his peers.
In his music, the sensuality, confidence and sincerity is felt. The lyrics he sings are relatable to young adults who go through similar experiences in love and life.
The 13-track album features the likes of K Camp, K, Forest, production by Bizness Boi, Ricci Riera, los Hendrix, Da Internz, G, Ry, Prep Bijan, Neenyo, Jordon Manswell, Illnight, Cardiak, Nyce and Ekzakt.
Ye Ali’s debonair and demeanor is felt through his presence on stage as a live performer.
On Thursday night Ali was a feature performer on ASCAP’s “On The Come Up” showcase at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, LA.
He performed his lead single “Sing To It” produced by DJ Swish. TDE’s own Isaiah Rashad arrived in the building to show support to the rising artist.