Hitmatic Records recording artiste Lady Ali is getting mad props for her latest single, the saucy 'Heartbroken (Bun Mi)' on the Hitmatic Records label.
The song, which addresses infidelity was written by Lady Ali and Lt. Stitchie, and has been bombing FM radio into submission over the past week. Disc jockeys have fallen in love with the crisp clear vocals of lady Aliand her cutting edge delivery, a cross between Sophia George and Queen Ifrica.
"The response has been phenomenal so far, I put up a video of myself singing the song has gone over 80,000 views in less than a week, so it is a great look. I have got a lot of positive comments, the ting crazy," Lady Alisaid.
The song is available on a number of online platforms such as iTunes and CDbaby.com.
She said she was inspired to write the song based on her own personal experiences and those of her female friends.
"I was inspired to write it based on just my own experiences of being in a relationship with a cheater, and there are millions of women out there who can relate to my experiences, so I guess that's why people are gravitating towards it," she said.
She is overjoyed at the online response to the song from the
public, and plans are well advanced to shoot a video for the project later this month.
"I am not worried about this song, I strongly believe that it can open doors for me, and I already have the follow up. The video should be shot and released by mid February," she said.
Another single, 'Join the Line', which she released via a video on Facebook, quickly went viral, racking up over 200,000 views in only a few weeks.
Born Alecia Watson on July 10, 1985, she grew up in St. Mary where she was raised by her mother until the age of six,. Then she was raised by her grandparents and her aunt until she reached aged 12, at which time
she migrated to the United States.
She completed her secondary school education at Mount Vernon High school in New York. While at school, she got involved in performing arts at age 16, and then she began to dabble in reggae and dancehall music.
"My friends believed that because I have a powerful voice, I could master dancehall as well, and I did it. I saw how the people reacted when I did a hardcore dancehall song as opposed to when I did reggae, but reggae remains my true love. Mi love reggae bad," she said.
She started out with reggae music, but the heavy bass in her voice made her one of the darlings of the dancehall scene in the Bronx for several years with songs such as ‘Glimmity Glammity’ and 'Buss Gun' which became street anthems. She opened shows for the heavyweight acts of the time and quickly developed a fan base which was impressed by her hardcore rude girl lyrics and her aggressive onstage persona.
She eventually took time off the scene to complete her education and then she landed a job as a nurse. Now she has rekindled her love affair with music, concentrating this time on her first love, reggae.
"Dancehall has a crab-in-the-barrel mentality with the females all doing the same topics, but I am tackling different topics and issues than the average, so reggae is a good medium for me," she said.
Lady Ali is getting mad raves in the music industry, and 2017 is shaping up to be a breakout year for her.
‘My intention is to be regarded as the ‘baddest female in the business, if they’re going hard, mi ah go the hardest. I get the Queen Ifrica comparison a lot because of the tone of my voice, and that gives me a lot of encouragement,” she said.
Lady Ali is giving the music business her heart.
All she needs is your ears. Check her out on IG: ladyalimusic