Watch at least a minute of the music video below, and tell us if you notice anything interesting about it.
Ali previously expressed his love of hip-hop to Complex, saying he makes playlists for each character he portrays and namedropping a bunch of rappers on his Cottonmouth-based mix. Hip-hop is more vital to Ali than as a tool for developing a character, though. He once told XXL that the music is “an appendage” of himself, saying, “Hip-hop has definitely had a strong, perhaps the strongest influence on my life. I don’t think I’m at all unique with that. I think there’s so many people [who] were able to navigate so many things through the culture of hip-hop and create jobs, have opportunities and been able to express themselves and find their identity. It’s a part of me.”
His rap career may have been short-lived, but it seems he accomplished more in that small window than most rappers do. At the very least, it got his foot in the door of show business, and for that, we’re thankful.
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