Q. Ali Bey Reminds Us That It’s A ‘Wonderful Day’

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Greater Cincinnati before moving to the Southern California, hip hop artist Q. Ali Bey encountered difficulties at a young age, but nonetheless lives by the example of his late mother Patricia, who taught him to think positively while looking for ways to be of service to others. He continues with that way of thinking even now, and offers his talents as an artist, activist, poet, and performer.

Q. Ali Bey’s music fights injustice and helps to provide a space to process, heal, grow, and celebrate life. With Insightful, raw lyricism and enthralling production, his debut album, ‘Knoc-turn’al Presents the Noble Q. Ali Bey’, is packed full of new perspectives and creative choices, and his new single, ‘Wonderful Day’, is the perfect place to start on your journey with this artist.

Filled with dreamy lo-fi keys and a bobbing beat, Q. Ali Bey invites listeners to “get present” to all the wonder that surrounds us – today. With a flow that springs forth in an approachable and inspiring fashion, his words emanate solace and wisdom.

The music video for ‘Wonderful Day’, directed by Robert Parham, sees Q. Ali Bey raising the spirits of an audience, dressed in olden day clothing at Hollywood’s Revel Lounge – is it actually the 1940s, or are they cosplaying vintage style? Whatever it is, it’s irrelevant, because Q. Ali Bey brings colour to the previously black-and-white clip and gets the crowd up and dancing, and feeling freer than they ever have before.

You can watch the music video for ‘Wonderful Day’ below, and check out more about Q. Ali Bey and his music online on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

Q Ali Bey feat. Knoc-turn'al - "Wonderful Day" (Official Music Video) [Extended Version]

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