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Ali B in 2008
|Birth name||Ali Bouali|
16 October 1981 |
|Genres||Hip Hop, Urban Pop|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
Ali Bouali, stage name Ali B (born 16 October 1981), is a Dutch rapper of Moroccan descent. He has been noted as the first well-known Moroccan-Dutch star in Dutch pop culture, "perhaps the most popular rapper in the Netherlands", and has performed together with Akon and Dutch artist Marco Borsato. In 2007 he made an Arab Remix cover song of one of Akon's most popular song "Ghetto."
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 and served as a coach on The Voice Kids, replacing Nick & Simon.
He is seen as a prominent figure in Dutch inter-ethnic relations.
|Albums in the Dutch Album Top 20/50/100|
|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 in the Dutch Top 40|
|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|
|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[jeffrey Theijs]|
- van Wijk, Jetteke (4 April 2007). "Dutch rapper Ali B. in Middle East". Radio Nederland Wereldomroep. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- Kooijman, Jaap (2008). Fabricating the absolute fake: America in contemporary pop culture. Amsterdam University Press. p. 113. ISBN 90-5356-492-6.
- Miezkowski, Sylvia; Smith, Joy; de Valck, Marijke (2008). Sonic interventions. Rodopi. p. 269. ISBN 90-420-2294-9. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
- "The rapper Ali B has charmed the Netherlands. Can he stay above the fray?". The Economist. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
- "Abel Tamata bonkt op de deur bij PSV" (in Dutch). BN/DeStem. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- Official website (Dutch)
- Ali B on 3voor12.vpro.nl (Dutch)
- biography on popinstituut.nl (Dutch)
- Ali B discography at MusicBrainz