We had the good fortune of connecting with Ali Dope and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ali, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
There was really no thought, it kind of just happened from continuous work and referrals and then I created a name for it because I always wanted to be able to build a team around that and not off the personal brand alone.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Definitely not an easy road. Perseverance and living/moving with principles and goals that won’t change just because society doesn’t agree. During the years sacrifice has also been a reoccurring theme in my story, which has resulted in once in a life time experiences. One thing about me is I’ll always do what feels right even if others don’t agree.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First we got to stop by JJ Fish to fill our belly’s, then head to High museum to peep the new exhibits, after that head to Ponce city walk around catch the sites and get ready for Magic City later that night but just for the wings 🙂 .
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to my MAMA, My friends and family for the continued support. Also shout to my Father for giving me “The Secret” in 8th grade.
Linkedin: Aliyyah Payne
Other: Business IG @Onlydopemedia