Abdu Ali

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Abdu Ali Perseveres In a Dystopian World In New Noise-Rap Track "DaWon"

We premiere the Baltimore rapper's new track and talk about his upcoming 'FIYA!!!' mixtape.
Lawrence Burney
3.2.18
Premieres

Abdu Ali and Dan Deacon Spark and Howl on "Liberate Yaself"

We spoke with the Baltimore underground heroes about their new track and the collaborative process.
Alex Robert Ross
2.15.17
thump news

Venus X and Arto Lindsay Are Playing at a Festival in a Maze in Queens' Knockdown Center

It is designed to "restructure the social ritual of musical performance."
Alexander Iadarola
6.28.16
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Abdu Ali Revamps His Summer Empowerment Anthem 'Did Dat' with an Eclectic Remix EP

KUNQ's Kilbourne, Qween Beat's Quest?onmarc, and Baltimore club producer DJ Juwan all feature.
Alexander Iadarola
6.21.16
thump specials

Hands Up! How Baltimore Weathers the Storm

We went to Baltimore to find out how local DJs and producers are responding to Freddie Gray's death by creating political anthems for our time.
THUMP Staff
9.9.15
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"I Just Want to Make People Fuck on the Dance Floor": Baltimore Club DJ James Nasty Isn't Playing "Games"

Nasty soundtracks mating rituals with Baltimore club, tropical and ambient sounds.
Marcus K. Dowling
9.1.15
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Cajmere And Oliver Dollar Chat About Streaming, Marriage, and the Crushing of Creativity

We went to Croatia's Hideout Festival to catch up with the house music experts for a special edition of BBFs.
THUMP Staff
8.25.15
Scene Reports

Baltimore's New Wave of Rap Is Like Nothing You've Seen from the City Before

There's way more to Charm City than Baltimore Club music.
Lawrence Burney
8.10.15
Interviews

Abdu Ali Is the Baltimore Rapper Pushing the City's Sound 'Til It Bleeds

The Baltimore rapper bridges different sounds, subcultures, and sides of the city.
Kasai Rex
11.5.14
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Bmore Rapper DDm Drops the Video for "Come Thru" and Kills it

Here are eight awesome things about this video and that's just the start.
Kim Taylor Bennett
6.16.14
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Watch Abdu Ali's Slow Burn Video For “Thornz”

Baltimore poet and rapper writhes around on the floor, rages out for you over a Schwarz beat.
Brandon Soderberg
12.5.13