First Look Friday: Vali Is A Melody’s Dream Come True

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First Look Friday: Vali Interview
Photo of Vali taken by Ural Garrett for Okayplayer.
First Look Friday: Vali Interview

Photo Credit: Ural Garrett for Okayplayer

New York City is home to great singers, songwriters and performers from all walks of life. It is a place where dreams come true, where legends are born and where the world looks to see what’s next. If they were to look at just the right angle, they would notice the style and sound of Vali. This New York City-born songstress is a classically trained musician who aspires to become one of the greats. She is already on the verge as her song, “Ain’t No Friend Of Mine” continues to get pub at places like Rap-Up and BET.

Signed to Rostrum Records, the independent label responsible for giving us Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller — Vali has cemented herself as a thoroughbred talent with staying power. As we chronicle this colorful creative, this week’s First Look Friday is a lover, a fighter and an all-around dope individual. We sat down with her amidst all the craziness that’s been going on in the country since President Agent Orange took over the country to talk about her early influences, why her next project will be more of her than before and premiere the Nick Catchdubs remix to “Ain’t No Friend Of Mine,” which you can hear below. Enjoy!

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