Independent Bay Area platform Humble Pharaoh blesses us with a takeaway from artist/producer Mark Ali. Ali, 22, reps Oakland, CA with his latest release, The Pragmatic EP, which documents the beginning of a journey filled with soul and aggression as he attempts to grow and find his purpose. This record “Black Sun” from the EP has an already-grandiose sound from the production and verses, with a powerful hook from Deja Vu to bring it home. Catch the vibe: