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  • Writer's pictureLouise Dovey

inQUIZitive: DALI

It's that time! We're back with a brand new instalment of our inQUIZitive series. Today, we are shining the spotlight on DALI, a rapper from North London, aka 'the Magnum Sippa'.


After the success of his single 'Magnum Sippa', DALI has been striving to break through the UK rap scene. His new album drop 'DALIVERSITY' highlights his growth as an artist as he continues to master his craft. Considering this is his first album drop since 2021, it was time for us to catch up with DALI and get to know him better...


DALI

In 5 words, describe the city that raised you, and tell us your most distinctive memory growing up there?

Competitive, inspiring, multicultural, grit, home.


My most distinctive memory growing up in London was probably when I found Art Against Knives and their provision, The Lab. It was definitely the catalyst for me getting into music.


Apart from rap, what are your other passions, what does Dali do?

As an emerging leader, I’m active in the community trying to give voices to disadvantaged youths in my borough. I recently picked up Muay Thai too, I love training for it.


You’ve got the choice of 3 artists, dead or alive, to be your mentors for the rest of your career. Who are you picking?

2Pac, 50 Cent, Stormzy.


You can have a studio session with one artist, and one producer. Who are you linking up with?

Bawo and Timberland.


So we’ve gathered that you’re passionate about making music, but when you enter your house and your family is playing music… what 3 tracks can we expect to hear?

Fela Kuti - Water No Get Enemy

Chris Tomlin - Holy Forever

Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go


I shuffle your liked songs on Spotify, you try to skip the track as no one should know that you love this song. What song is playing?

Westlife - Flying Without Wings. (Dali continues to sing the whole song).


You’re trapped on an island and can only have 3 items. What are you picking?

Bible, Tongue Scraper, blue tin Vaseline.


There are 2 doors in front of you, behind one is 13-year-old Dali, and behind the other is 33-year-old Dali. Who are you approaching and why?

I’m going to the 13-year-old to tell him to read his bible, invest in Bitcoin and learn Muay Thai. I'd grab the back of his head and say 'Listen, tough times never last, only tough people last'.


Of course, DALIVERSITY has just dropped, what is this album about and what does it mean for you?

Being Nigerian it's pretty mandatory that I went to university, so when I initially dropped out of Uni I know my Mum was mad disappointed. So DALIVERSITY is a journey you know, with the intro track called 'Enrolment Day' and the outro being called 'Graduation Day'. I thought of the concept of DALIVERSITY in my second year of uni and I knew I had to graduate to make it a reality. It's a testimony to the fact I was making music and chasing my degree at the same time, so it's a big deal for me and I'm happy that I got to see it through.


Finally, what are the next steps for Dali?

Release more music! I’ve got a few singles coming out later this month. I have a few performances coming up too, keep your eyes peeled! More music… literally just more music.


Stream DALIVERSITY on all platforms.



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