ALIBI JONES new artist out of Buffalo, N.Y.
For ALIBI JONES music has always been an important part of life. “Music and writing have always been integral parts of my life and development as a person. Ever since I was a little kid I’d write short stories and poems. When I started listening to Hip-Hop and Rap music in my teens, the transition from poetry to writing rhymes was smooth and natural.”
His distinctive outlook on life separates him from the rest. “My music solely reflects my personal experiences. I find inspiration for songs in everything around me, especially people I encounter throughout the flow of my life.” Not just an artist, ALIBI is also a talented chef! “I am naturally creative so bring that element to the music. I seek to create music that provokes thoughts and discussions.”
He describes his style as Poetic with a Strong Flow. “My extensive vocabulary and dense wordplay make my sound unique. I bring my own flavor to the track. My alter ego is “Syllable Jones”, an emcee with a poetic style with a strong emphasis on dense syllable placement and flow.”
Although he has been writing music for a long time, he didn’t start rapping until he was 18 years old. He linked up with BendyFace and they created a group called The Chronic Collective. After years of doing shows and moving around to a few different states, ALIBI returned to Buffalo, N.Y. He recorded music with the group 14 Trapdoors before deciding to launch his solo career.
ALIBI draws influence from a wide range of musicians…Aesop Rock, MF Doom, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Howlin Wolf and ELO. “I love all different genres of music. I am inspired by artists that can truly illicit an emotional response from me.”
His favorite artists are ‘Da Governor of Queens’ Royal Flush, El-P, Cannibal Ox, Louie Armstrong, R.L Burnside, Conway, Benny the Butcher, Rick James, Jim Croce and Johnny Cash.
ALIBI JONES is currently working on his full length album, “ The Vanishing Angle“, which drops in the Fall of 2019. Look out for the visuals for, “ Rapunzel” and “Deep Purple” available for viewing and downloading on the YouTube Channel.
Alibi Jones ft. Short Moscato
“Deep Purple” video:
Alibi Jones “Rapunzel” video: