Despite the vast amount of aspiring rappers, it is always nice to hear that it is still possible to make it. Yoo Ali is an up and coming rapper and producer who is famous for his productions as well as his work with artists Drake, Blocboy JB, Duke Deuce and for writing music for other large artists. His real name is Fredrick Cunningham and he was born on May 15, 1995. Although Yoo Ali is most well known for a lot of the work that he does with other famous artists and for his superb productions, he has also recently started releasing music of his own. On his verified Spotify page he has three hit singles; Manhood, Count Me Out and Whole Life. Yoo Ali does not create music about money, girls and cars like most rappers these days. Yoo Ali makes his music about his life struggles and experiences. In a recent breakdown of his song, Manhood, Genius highlights all the different lines of his music and the way that he uses it to tell a story is very apparent. Throughout the song he talks about how his closest friends stabbed him in the back and how he needs to carry that around with him everyday but he always stays true to himself. He talks about his personal life and how he goes to God for help and how he needs to keep working hard in order to be a good role model for the people around him. With today’s rappers it is rare that they talk about personal issues but the way that Yoo Ali does allows for a connection between him and his fans.
Yoo Ali stays well connected to his fans through his Youtube, Twitter, Spotify and Instagram pages. He uses his personal Instagram page, @yooalo_, to stay connected to his 21.5k followers and to provide his fans with updates on his current work. On that page you can find an array of different videos as well as the many different posts that Yoo Ali is tagged in. He also uses twitter to provide updates and to get his thoughts out to his 2.1k followers. His Spotify has his music and brings in 1.57k monthly listeners. His most notable platform is Youtube which he uses to post all the content that he produces. His Youtube channel, Yoo Ali, has a total of 116k subscribers and a total view count of over 46 million views.
A generous amount of care and quality goes into Yoo Ali’s work and it reflects through all the work that he does for other artists as well as himself. His music has a different type of sound to it and is a refreshing break from the rap that we are used to. It is not clear what Yoo Ali has planned for the future but whatever it is I’m sure it will be big.