Metro Concerts Live Presents
Chuck Inglish (of The Cool Kids), Kings Dead
Tayyib Ali, Yella boi
525 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50309
This event is all ages
He is best known as the reserved half of the Cool-Kids. With a relaxed rapping style and an interesting lyrical foundation in his verses, it probably shocks most that he is also a very talented producer.
His tracks have been related to summer jams from the 80's and with no sampling noted to date, he draws his audience mostly from the Chicago and LA rap fans. Having done a large portion of the cool-kids releases as well as featuring in other illRoots releases, he is considered a force to be reckoned with(in the near future).
Eighteen-year-old Philly rapper Tayyib Ali made a name for himself last fall with his mixtape 18 and this month he's set to drop his new one, Keystone State of Mind. Maybe it's the catchy '60s lounge sample, maybe it's Ali's smooth, friendly flow and honest message, but I can't stop listening to the title track. "Rap is my life," he says at the end of the track. "This is what I'm passionate as hell about." You can tell." -EC, NYLON MAGAZINE