Dayton, Ohio MC/producer Issa Ali has recruited Canada’s Hip Hop ambassador Kardinal Offishall and singer Trey Parker for “Don’t Stop,” one of 22 tracks on Ali’s debut album Book of Issa.
As noted in the press release, Ali’s “love for classic soulful vibes over trunk rattling trap-like drums/percussion produces a sound with a massive appeal,” which is evident on “Don’t Stop.”
“It’s truly an honor to collaborate with Kardi, someone I grew up listening to,” Ali tells HipHopDX. “He was one of the first to rep not only Toronto (T DOT) but the whole country of Canada. We brought Ohio and TDOT together and made a banger — and the vibe was pure.
“Also, shoutout to my homie Trey Parker who absolutely flamed the hook. I’m very proud of this single. It added a lot of flavor to my project Book of Issa.”
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Happy Birthday to my Big Brudda #DaveChappelle! I will always be greatful for all the things I've learned and priceless experiences I've had with you! And many more to come! #Blessed
Famed comedian Dave Chappelle has consistently showed support for Ali and has been like a mentor to him throughout his career.”
As Ali explains, “He’s always has supported me on my journey. He has seen me grow into the artist I am today. He has seen me grinding since I was a teenager.
Book Of Issa also boasts features from funk icon Steve Arrington of Slave, Hi-Tek and Niko IS, among others. Find the project here and listen to “Don’ Stop” above.