This week we’re crushing on Nathan Ali.
While Nathan has always been deeply involved in the music industry, he comes from a legendary musical lineage that he only discovered in his early 20’s. The Canadian artist grew with a single mother and eventually moved to foster care. It took becoming a father himself for Nathan to seek out his. Not only did he find out he was one of seven children across North America, but his search led him to discover his father was legendary Motown Funk Brother, Gary Martin. As if that weren’t enough, his search also unveiled that his great uncle was famed Chicago Blues artist Hubert Sumlin (featured as one of Rolling Stones’ greatest guitarists of all time), who also mentored Gary growing up. With that kind of lineage, Nathan had even more of an obligation to pursue a career in music.
Nathan been previously featured in the critically acclaimed urban music blog of Toronto-based producer Boi-1da, and later featured again on their “The Majors, The Minors & The Newcomers” for 2015 (featured under former alias, The Goodz).
Nathan just released his new melodic R&B single, “I Wanna Know”ahead of his self-titled EP slated for Fall 2018, which showcases his vocal talent as well as his a more mature, urban musical sound. Take a listen below:
With an amazing story of perseverance, Nathan Ali reminds others that any dream is possible with passion and purpose. That is most definitely crushworthy!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
“I’m trying to show you different girl I’m not the same
I know you hear that all the time but I’m ain’t running game
I’m trying to show you different girl give you my last name
Hold you down and never put you through that pain.”
– lyrics from ‘I Wanna Know’
What is your definition of romance?
Romance is different for everybody. Romance is what makes you happy when you’re with that someone special. Could be a place, a setting, a mood or a time. Romance is that shared time that you will remember something about your partner forever. It’s about being thoughtful about your partner and knowing them.
I Wanna Know, is this really what you’re searching for?
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Bad attitude and negative energy.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Be yourself so that they get to know the real you. Don’t wear a mask to hide who you are, it will only cause pain as they discover your true self. Being accepted for who you are, is the ultimate goal. You don’t have to worry about trying to change yourself, they will accept you for who you are. That is how you know you are truly loved.
Describe your love life in one word.
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