In the last 2 episodes of ‘On The Road with @DJayRaf’, I got a chance to catch up with Ali Kulture.
Ali Kulture is one of the most hardest working artists out of Virginia. Originally from Pakistan, Ali Kulture and his family moved to the US when he was a child.
As I hung out with Ali Kulture, I started to understand what really drives him. It was important for me to understand why this artist puts in work every weekend, and actually records a brand new track every Sunday. No one does that. No one. Trust me, I’ve asked a hundred rappers about their work ethic… NO one records a track a week!
I really wanted to understand and dig deeper, so that I can find out what sets him apart from other rappers around the world. As I started to dig his story and find out what drives him, I quickly realized it was his upbringing. The man has learned to be a man’s man with his mom & his sister.
When he was merely a child, his father went through an unfortunate plane crash. The part that angers me the most is the reason behind the crash. “They had pictures of the crashed airplane with bullet holes all over it,” said Ali Kulture.
“They were literally shooting at airplanes for no reason, and they had been doing that for months! It took what happened to my dad for the government to actually take notice of this situation.” – Ali Kulture
A bunch of uneducated, crazy Taliban militants took it up as their mission to shoot down airplanes that they see – even passenger jets! “They were literally shooting at airplanes for no reason, and they had been doing that for months! It took what happened to my dad for the government to actually take notice of this situation.” mentioned Ali Kulture. This annoys me so much. The thought that it could have been avoided if the freaking government moved fast enough is heart-wrenching.
Ali Kulture’s dad was a decorated air force pilot, who has been a professional pilot for over 15 years. Even though we all feel anger towards the way this unfolded, Ali Kulture harbors no resentment towards the terrorists.
He goes on to say that he whole-heartedly disagrees with the terrorists ideologies, and vowed to fight these types of thinking for the rest of his life – through his music, through his words, and make impact that way.
Ali Kulture also lays out the exact situations faced by many immigrants and refugees around the country. As politicians and presidents deep dive against immigration, it’s people like Ali Kulture who shows the world what it truly means to be a hard-working immigrant who can impact society in many levels.
DesiHipHop supports Ali Kulture all the way, and we dedicate the episodes to the memory of his father.