At the age of 23, Eritrean artist Negash Ali is already 3 albums deep; ‘Majors‘, ‘Asmarino‘, & ‘GettoPOP‘.
Negash’ national breakthrough came when he was 16 & joined the successful group Majors, which also consisted of DMC winner DJ Noize. The album was released in Germany & the group performed at PopKomm, Roskilde Festival, & Europe’s 2 biggest hip hop festivals; Splash & Hip Hop Kemp. In 2009, Negash’ debut solo album ‘Asmarino‘ was released in Denmark & the US by Orchard Music. ‘Asmarino‘ was critically acclaimed & accomplished commercial success.
The young star’s first placement as a songwriter is “Get Twisted” by Jadakiss featuring Chris Brown which is slated to be the 1st single on Jadakiss’ upcoming album. This placement led Negash to signing an international publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. Since then, he has worked with the likes of Bob Sinclar, Lucas Secon, Coco Malaika of Quadron, Outlandish, SX, DSign, Providers, Focus, Viktoria Hansen, Knightstarr, & many more.
Negash is soon ready to release ‘The African Dream‘ EP which he believes is by far his best work to date. “The concept ‘The African Dream’ touches what it means to be an African in Europe. Africans in Europe has long looked up to the “The American Dream”, as a reference for what it means to be successful. But a new generation is at stake, where you sense there is an energy to the more unique African initiatives – and it is in this wave I belong!” The EP is Negash‘ first big step as an artist into the international music scene.