ALI (R.I.P) Soul Artists + J. Walter Negro and the Loose Jointz

ALI was the graffiti name of artist and musician Marc André Edmonds, also known as J. Walter Negro, “The Playin’ Brown Rapper.” As ALI, he is best known as the founder of ‘Soul Artists’ and originator of the cult of Zoo York. As “alter-ego” J. Walter Negro (a cynical take-off on the arch-commercialist J. Walter Thompson advertising agency), he is remembered as the lead singer/songwriter of the proto-hip-hop-rap group ‘J. Walter Negro and the Loose Jointz’, who had some success with their 1981 release “Shoot the Pump”.

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» https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_(graffiti_artist)
» http://www.1981.nyc/exactly-j-walter-negro/