TDE’s internal mixing engineer Derek Ali also known as MixedByAli sat down for an unique meeting with Signboard explaining his journey in songs sector as well as his goals. Among the noteworthy point Ali mirrored in interview was Kendrick Lamar telling Dre to collaborate with Ali throughout the making of ‘good child maad city’
» When Dre signed Kendrick, Kendrick was like, «Whatever’s all great as long as Ali is sitting with you while we’re mixing.» When it was time to blend [Lamar’s 2012 cd] good kid, m.A.A.d city, Dre started teaching me the analog board. I had crack plug-ins and also I took audio equipment that I had to make work. My sound originates from Dre training me on the analog s— t and also me having the basic knowledge of digital mixing. I fuse them together.
In the entire interview Ali spoke about working with artists beyond TDE, he additionally reflected on collaborating with late Rappers Mac Miller and also Nipsey Hussle. You can read full interview here