Ali B

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This article is about Dutch rapper of Moroccan origin. For American rapper previously part of St. Lunatics, see Ali (rapper). For French rapper previously part of French rap group Lunatic, see Ali (French rapper). For British DJ, see Ali B (DJ).
Ali B
Ali B - 13-09-2008 1.jpg
Ali B in 2008
Background information
Birth name Ali Bouali
Born (1981-10-16) 16 October 1981 (age 32)
Zaanstad, Netherlands
Genres Hip Hop, Urban Pop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1999–present
Labels SPEC Entertainment
Website www.alib.nl (Dutch)

Ali B (real name Ali Bouali) is a Dutch rapper of Moroccan descent.[1] He has been noted as the first Moroccan-Dutch star in Dutch pop culture,[2] "perhaps the most popular rapper in the Netherlands",[3] and has performed together with Akon and Dutch artist Marco Borsato.

In 2011, he became host of a Dutch television series Ali B op volle toeren. Three seasons of the show have been broadcast on TROS television station. The show invites artists of various genres and tries to offer crossover hits of known songs through "remakes" and cover versions. Since 2013, Ali B has served as a coach on The Voice of Holland, replacing Roel van Velzen.

Discography[edit]

Ali B
Albums in the Dutch Album Top 20/50/100
Title Release
date
Entry
date
 Highest 
position
 #Weeks  Notes 
Ali B vertelt het leven van de straat 30-03-2004 28-08-2004 19 45 Length: 1:04:45
Petje Af 2006 20-10-2006 Length: 1:02:47
Ali B Geeft Antwoord 2011

Singles[edit]

Singles in the Dutch Top 40
Title Release
date
Entry
date
 Highest 
position
 #Weeks  Notes 
Waar gaat dit heen? 26-4-2003 tip feat. Karima
Ik ben je zat 10-7-2004 3 20 feat. Brace
Wat zou je doen 25-9-2004 1 18 feat. Marco Borsato
Leipe mocro flavour 2-4-2005 2 11 feat. Yes-R and Brace
Hartendief 27-8-2005 7 9 feat. Brace
Het kind 19-11-2005 38 2 feat. Brace and J-Rock
Ghetto remix 18-2-2006 3 13 feat. Akon and Yes-R
Rampeneren 6-5-2006 4 15 feat. Yes-R & The Partysquad
Hard 2 get 13-5-2006 tip feat. Gio & The Partysquad & Ambush
Celebrate, iedereen, ewa! 03-06-2006 - feat. Yes-R
Wij houden van Oranje 10-6-2006 2 5 feat. André Hazes
Zomervibe 12-8-2006 28 4 feat. Yolanthe van Kasbergen
Till morning 18-11-2006 38 2 feat. Ziggi
Dit gaat fout 24-2-2007 20 6 feat. Gio
Jeweetzelluf ? - - feat. The Opposites
Groupie Love 03-10-2007 20 feat. Yes-R, Darryl and Gio
Eeyeeyooo 03-10-2007 20 feat. Soumia, Darryl and Rio

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Wijk, Jetteke (4 April 2007). "Dutch rapper Ali B. in Middle East". Radio Nederland Wereldomroep. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Kooijman, Jaap (2008). Fabricating the absolute fake: America in contemporary pop culture. Amsterdam University Press. p. 113. ISBN 90-5356-492-6. 
  3. ^ Miezkowski, Sylvia; Smith, Joy; de Valck, Marijke (2008). Sonic interventions. Rodopi. p. 269. ISBN 90-420-2294-9. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 

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