Ali’s friend and label-mate Eyedea died earlier this year from an apparent overdose from opiates (actual drug has never been released to the public) . Ali speaks on how he finds significance in last year’s song from Eyedea’s By The Throat album with DJ Abilities.
â€œItâ€™s important for me that people still hear his music,â€ Ali told Above Ground, â€œand I think [‘Smile’ is] a really good one for people. Even people who arenâ€™t huge fans â€” that didnâ€™t really, really know his work that well. I think with that song, that even if you donâ€™t know his whole catalog, that you can still see the greatness in that song.â€
Read the full interview here.