Chi-Ali Griffith, the youngest member of the Native Tongues (De La Soul, ATCQ, Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep) was sixteen when his first and only album was released; he was only fourteen when he started recording it.
After climbing the Billboard charts in the early 90’s, his rise to stardom came to a halt when one poor decision in 2000 changed the next twelve years of his life. A manhunt, which went on for over a year, featured Chi Ali on the hit TV show America’s Most Wanted, after he was on the run for manslaughter charges; inevitably this lead to his capture in 2001.
He was released in August of 2012, with an Associate’s degree in Behavioral Sciences as well as his personal experiences within a system that is detrimental to the lives of millions of families in one of the wealthiest nations; Chi Ali has vowed to be a part of the solution to these communities.
Now at forty-two years-old, Chi-Ali looks forward to impacting and uplifting people by sharing his story, experiences, life lessons and knowledge by speaking nationally and internationally. He is currently an activist for prison reform, a mentor, a motivational speaker and the author of “Another Kind of Freedom”; “The Autobiography of Chi Ali”, was also released in early 2019
In Another Kind of Freedom, Chi Ali Griffith chronicles his life experiences, from early stardom as a rapper, to his life lessons on the streets of NYC, to the unfortunate incident that landed him in prison for twelve years. Chi is contrite and transparent throughout using his life experiences as tools to enlighten others and also as a mode of introspection, learning at every step from his decisions. Another Kind of Freedom is poignant, funny, dynamic and most importantly it is his truth, in his words.