I will be honest with you guys. I’ve really been looking forward for this EP. That said, the Negash Ali way of a power demonstration on his third solo release surprised me.
“Denmark, what the f*** am I doing here – first generation to come through in here – I know I don’t belong here – I got this afro, they got that blond hair”
Things haven’t exactly been easy for Negash Ali. From moving around different refugee camps, to residing in Aarhus and now eventually settling on the other side of the north sea in London, UK. All of these experiences are exactly what he manages to compress down to lyrics, but in a way more similar to poetry. Combine that poetry with four different types of genres and you have The African Dream. Starting with the high-tempo What You Got, over the forthcoming chart-breaker Fire In The Sky, the downbeat storytelling African Dream and ending with another possible chartbreaker in the form of Outlaw.
With only four tracks on the EP it’s rather small in combined length. That said, Negash Ali has caught what it’s all about – Quality over quantity. The only thing left to say must be: If this EP is the start of a new forthcoming album then start looking forward now!