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In the latest episode of on the Real, Negash Ali, the emcee-vocalist whose new album The Ascension is out now, discusses growing up in the city of Copenhagen as an Eritrean refugee whose family received asylum in Denmark. Ali shares his memory of the asylum centers, facing racism, and how American Hip-Hop spoke to him as a Black man. Ali also discusses his career trajectory and his path from Copenhagen to New York City.

Press play above to watch the full episode, and don’t forget to check out The Ascension.

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