Multiple songs with well-known songwriters, such as Mickey Shiloh and Tommy Parker. I both rap and sing, and I do both exceptionally well. I am extremely versatile and my ability to capture the concept and emotion of a song is unmatched. In the last year alone I have written and recorded over 150 songs.
I start off every song by considering the concept of the song and allowing myself to experience the emotions invoked by the subject matter. From there I go on to tell the story that needs to be heard, focusing on cohesiveness, relatability, and the experience I want to provide for the listener. I am typically asked to feature my own vocals on songs because my tone, flow, and delivery are unique to me and I have a way of catching the listener's ear. However, I do offer songwriting services for those who wish to perform the song themselves or request vocals from another artist. I am a Hip Hop artist through and through, but I often include elements of R&B in my songs and I am well-written in both genres.
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8 ReviewsEndorse Ali Givali
Ali was super responsive! She got back to me quickly and delivered a fire song!! I gave her an instrumental and she did a phenomenal job on it! Highly recommend!
Ali communicates well, and was very fast to get back to me with everything I requested. Very great rapper, great voice, professional and got the job done to perfection. Absolutely looking forward to working together again.
Ali was amazing! She responded extremely quickly and gave me very useful and honest feedback. She was very positive, encouraging, helpful, and left me feeling like I had an amazing song. I am so proud of the result! She is an expert at what she does and is very professional. I will definitely be back and would recommend her to others! Thank youu!
Ali was fantastic - Super responsive, great flow, positive energy. All the stems lined up in my session perfectly and she approached the project like a producer. Definitely recommend!
Phenomenal Ear , Dope Lyricist, Complete Package. You hire her, and you do it NOW!. She can get the job done fast and efficiently.
Very quick work and awesome feedback 5 star rating! Will definitely reach out in the future!
Ali is a very, very prolific writer and I am always impressed by the lyrics she creates! And her delivery is ALWAYS 🔥 fireeeee. She is quite professional and fast when it comes to writing, recording herself and delivering quality. She is at the top of my list of "go to" reliable consistent professional collaborators.
Ali's ability to grasp an artist's "essence & flavor" left me with such a great first impression that we are now working on our 5th song this week! With Ali's high quality performance and delivery turn around time I have a feeling we are going to be collaborating on some of the biggest hit records to come! Ali is definitely an asset and cheat code for anything she is part of. I am excited to see what we come up with next!
Interview with Ali Givali
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently co-wrote a song that will be on an upcoming album of mine with Mickey Shiloh and Tommy Parker. They are both incredible and their experience and list of credits go on for miles. I loved every moment of hanging out in the studio with these two as we all shared our various approaches to music.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment, I'm working on several personal projects as well as quite a few collaboration projects with other artists.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog all the way - the sound just has a bit more texture.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver quality services that were not only well-thought out, but that turn into something that they would enjoy listening to in their free time and sharing with an audience.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style has come from so many different things that have influenced me. I grew up in the South, so that's definitely a part of it, but even more so might be what I picked up from lyricists like Tupac and Eminem.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: J. Cole - His ability to stay on subject throughout a song and keep the listener engaged is incredible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop with a side of R&B
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: J. Cole, Tupac, The Weeknd, Kehlani
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The business of it all is necessary and I enjoy that too, but my favorite things is actually going full in on a song and turning it into something that no one expected.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make a song that is appropriate for all audiences? The answer is YES
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that I only rap. Even in my own songs, there are a lot of melodic elements. But I also enjoy writing songs that are meant to be sung out fully.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want the song to be about? What led up to this song idea? Are there any melodies you favor for it? Do you already have an instrumental for the song? Would you prefer your song to be clean or explicit?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be shy about asking for exactly what you're going for in the song. Also, whatever you have to start out with is fine. We can easily create a full song from something as simple as a melody or concept and an instrumental.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop (which includes Pro Tools) , my mic and pop filter, my headphones, my interface, and a very large external drive....then I'd have to come up with some way to get some electricity going.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been making music all of my life. I spent some time in the military, but chose to leave that way of service to provide a different type of contribution through music in 2013.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Save yourself a ton of money and get a good mic and a Kaotica Eyeball. No one will be able to tell that you recorded at home when they hear the song (as long as it's mixed well). TRUST ME!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: It would have to be between my lyrical ability on any song, or my personal approach to songs I perform on.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A variety of styles and sounds. Fresh ideas that aren't overused in music. Personality, lyricism, and flow. My specialty is to find ways to make original sounding music while still appealing to the ear of the listener and keeping them engaged.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start off by listening to the beat then I freestyle melodies over it in Pro Tools. The concept is usually already in my mind when I hear the instrumental. Once I've decided on which melodies to use, I spend some times writing the lyrics to match it. Still making sure that the lyrics make sense of course.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I'm using a Kaotica Eyeball around my mic for a perfect studio sound, I have KRK Classic 5 studio monitors and Audio-Technica headphones which helps me to ensure my vocals are crisp. I also have a Launchkey beat machine and Scarlett interface. I ALWAYS record in Pro Tools which I have a variety of plugins for.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Both writing lyrics for other artists to sing and featuring on songs as a rapper.