Born in the Bronx on the 27th of May 1976, young rapper Chi-Ali (Chi Griffith) is part of the posse "Native Tongues Coalition". He appeared on the track "Pass The 40" off of Black Sheeps debut album "A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing" and released his own solo album at the age of 14 titled "The Fabulous Chi-Ali" on Combat Records in 1992. The album had the hits "Roadrunner", "Funky Lemonade" and "Age Ain't Nuthin' But A #".
Although a few years later with a Gary Coleman type career behind him (nobody gave two shits about him after his balls dropped) he got in a dispute with his girlfriends brother Sean Raymond over $300 that Ali was owed, when he didn't get his cash he decided to go jackin' for beats and stole over 60 of Sean's rare cd's. On the14th of January 2000 the two argued about it on the phone and later that night Chi-Ali and a friend jumped Sean Raymond on Quincy Avenue in their Throgs Neck neighbourhood in the Bronx and Chi shot him 5 times. He was on the run from the cops for over a year and appeared on Americas Most Wanted twice. He was 10 minutes away from being caught in Atlanta before he returned to his home town, only a week after A.M.W. aired his story for second time on the 24th of Febuary 2001 the cops were tipped off to where he was hiding in the Throgs Neck Houses on 1575 Odell St. in the Bronx and the next day he got raided and was found armed before being arrested for murder and becoming the 657th person shown on A.M.W.captured.
He is currently doing 12 to 14 years in jail, in an interview he did recently he mentions how "jail is real" and that "half of these rappers will get tested if they went to jail". Chi Ali was stabbed by a Blood gang member in jail 16 months into his sentence.
Black Sheep Ft Chi Ali - Pass The 40