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Chi-Ali – The Youngest Native Tonguer

Chi-Ali Griffith. I think everyone already knows the story behind this guy, but let’s recapitulate it once more, in short notes.

Chi-Ali started rapping around age 12-13. He has made his first appearance in The Apollo club in London, together with Queen Latifah and Jungle Brothers. He jumped in after Afrika from the Jungle Brothers missed his flight to London. He also said that he had wrote around 40% of his first and only album and the rest had been done by Dres, De La Soul, Q-tip and Phife and of course The Beatnuts who were involved in the production of the album as well.
In the interviews which you can see if you scroll down the whole page, Chi-Ali talks about those days and about the time after he has commited that famous murder in 2000.

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A # (1992)

A1 Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A #

A2 Maniac Psycho
B2 Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A # (Instrumental)

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Let The Horns Blow / Funky Lemonade (1992)

A1 Let The Horns Blow
A2 Let The Horns Blow (Instrumental)
B1 Funky Lemonade (Remix)
B2 Funky Lemonade (Remix Instrumental)

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*This version of Let The Horns Blow is without Fashion’s verse, but with Chi-Ali’s new verse and new, matured voice.

Roadrunner (1992)

A1 Roadrunner (LP Version)
A2 Roadrunner (Puberty Mix)
B1 Roadrunner (Puberty Instrumental)
B2 The Fabulous Chi

Funky Lemonade (Promo, 1992)

A1 Funky Lemonade (Radio Edit)
B1 Funky Lemonade (Instrumental)

Chi-Ali – Funky Lemonade (Remix) in better quality than vinyl rip

http://www.divshare.com/download/7532025-a86

Check also Roadrunner version with Dove rapping. Thanks to Roy Johnson.
My guessing about this would be that Dove probably wanted to show to Chi-Ali how to rap and flow over that beat.

Dove – Roadrunner

http://www.divshare.com/download/7395038-018

Chi-Ali’s interviews from the correction facility

— Markshot

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