Montreal-based Ethiopian rapper Naya Ali. burst onto the Hip-Hop scene in 2017 and does not hide her international ambitions and is quickly noticed for her personality and unparalleled flow. Since the release of her first EP ‘Higher Self’, the emerging artist has drawn looks and attention from several media and some major hip-hop players, even abroad. With the release of the first part of her real debut album Godspeed: Baptism (Prelude), back in March 2020, Naya Ali is once again making a great fuss and proving that she has nothing to envy the American household names.
Aptly titled Godspeed: Elevated, this new body of work showcases her journey from her introduction in the rap game to her baptism and now her. elevation. The prelude was her humble introduction to the game; however, this new chapter testifies. that Naya Ali is an artist of exception, full of power, bravado, but also vulnerability. “Godspeed: Elevated” is an album with a mature tone that acknowledges the very real human emotions she experienced in the past few years, from recording her first songs in her basement to performing on the biggest stages of the province and country.
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AGENT: Rob McGee