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Grammy-winning sound engineer Derek âMixedByAliâ Ali announced on Monday the launch of his new label, NoName Recordings.
The news comes less than a year after longtime Kendrick Lamar collaborator purchased the original Death Row Records studio in Tarzana, Calif., Which will now serve as the home of Ali and his business partner Dan’s new label. Maynard.
“I have been fortunate to have a career which has given me the opportunity to be involved in some of the biggest records released in the last decade,” Ali said in a statement Monday. âWith this new venture, we are now in a position to be even more involved in the development and conservation of the new sounds of tomorrow. “
Over the past decade, MixedByAli has worked on countless classic projects from Top Dawg Entertainment artists like Kendrick, SZA, and Schoolboy Q, as well as other top rappers like Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle, and Roddy Ricch. He even won three Grammys for his work on Good kid, MAAD City, to pimp a butterfly, and “This is America.”
Maynard added, âOur approach is to really help artists develop and start businesses for themselves. Covering every aspect of the industry, from assisting in preserving their sound to helping build a brand that will live on forever. We want to create a safe home for them.
Along with the launch, NoName revealed its debut artist, Malik Moses, a rising singer and songwriter from Baltimore. Moses tapped Dreamville rapper Bas for his debut single, “Show Me Something,” which is now available on all major streaming services.