D. Allie | The Cooperative

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The Cooperative

by D. Allie

Organic Hip-Hop Music Without the Marketing Gimmicks. The Soundtrack to Your Life.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Who's That? (It's Co-Op)
1:52 $0.99
2. The Saga Begins
4:02 $0.99
3. The Remedy
3:49 $0.99
4. Let It Knock Feat. PL / Pop's Guitar pt. 1
4:35 $0.99
5. Find You
5:09 $0.99
6. Anonymous Posers Feat. Asylum 7 & 5 ill
3:38 $0.99
7. Get Up
3:28 $0.99
8. Pop's Guitar pt. 2 (Interlude)
1:45 $0.99
9. Who Are You?
4:24 $0.99
10. Bang
4:06 $0.99
11. Description of a Fool 2007
3:03 $0.99
12. Change The Name
3:25 $0.99
13. Pop's Guitar pt. 3
2:04 $0.99
14. Ride Out
4:03 $0.99
15. The Dum Out Feat. Dante
4:19 $0.99
16. Thank You (Outro)
2:40 $0.99
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Album Notes
D. Allie believes music is one of the most powerful mediums that exist today. Growing up in and around Detroit, somewhere in his heart he always knew that this was his calling. As his father is a musician you could say it is in his blood. Writing rhymes since the age of 7, D. Allie has spent years perfecting his craft and finding his own voice. Linking up with his childhood friend, Richie, they formed “Cooperative Opposites” in 1998. Starting out by rocking high school talent shows, they began to take things more seriously in college and released a self-titled 4 song EP which they distributed at the many shows they did in and around the University of Michigan. Unfortunately, “Cooperative Opposites” came to a halt after D. Allie and Richie graduated. Although it temporarily slowed him down, D. Allie kept on moving.

Continuing to do every show available around the area, D. Allie felt the need to record another CD to prove to himself that he could stand alone as a solo artist. Not having the money to do this, he got a job at a recording studio and the only payment he asked for was studio time. Originally planning on doing just an EP to introduce himself as a solo artist, D. Allie hit a creative streak and was able to produce the full length album, “The Cooperative”.

If one is wondering what they will take away from listening to “The Cooperative” or going to a show, D. Allie would tell them “music”. He does not believe one needs some kind of crazy story or marketing scheme to make it in this industry. He comes from a good family, he has lived in the suburbs, got good grades, went to college, and graduated. However, with the ups come the downs and he has had his struggles like everyone else. With a broad range of musical influences, and the ability to talk about an array of subjects, D. Allie puts his life into the music and feels that his music has the ability to reach people regardless of race, class, or any other label people use to divide. He recalls a time when music was more inclusive and it didn’t matter where you were from, what crew you were down with, how many times you were shot, how many drugs you sold, how much money you made, or how real you kept it. BE YOURSELF AND LET THE MUSIC BE THE MUSIC.



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charlie korn

front to back dope. great debut!
you can bump this for yourself, and for your girl. standout tracks are Who's That? (It's Co-Op), The Remedy, Let It Knock (F/PL), & Bang!. Putting a different vibe to Detroit and repping what they do!


Classic LP right here!!!!! if you love real hiphop music no doubt check this out.....And watch for that new D.Allie and MoonChild album coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matthew Huddleston

D. Allie comes correct with this joint. D. Allie has a real nice flow and nice lyrics to accompany it. Solid production throughout. Solid listen for a cheap price.


album of the year
album is off the hook from front to back.

D. Allie makes smart music.

my favorite tracks:
#9 Who Are You
#10 Bang
#3 The Remedy
#6 Anonymous Posers
#4 Let It Knock


Wicked beats and mind blowing lyrics. Wicked album period. A must purchase for any real hip hop head. Cant wait for the next production. A+++

Brad at CD Baby

This Michigan MC thrives on taking the high road, checking pretense at the door and kicking rhymes that never need to fall back on posturing to get the knowledge across. He calls his style "organic hip hop," and it ends up being a fairly solid summation of his flow, lyrical content, and especially the beats he laces. There's solid grooves that feature a looser feel than a lot of hip hop, lending themselves easily to his laid back style of speak and unassuming but effective matter-of-factness with the lyrics. The words are spread thick and chosen carefully, keeping the songs pressing on and the filler to a minimum. This is a cat who loves music, almost to the point of being protective. On "Description of A Fool," he pokes fun at the loud-mouthed bling enthusiasts who are a dime a dozen in the rap game today, warning that hip hop is in "a state where everybody's getting so self centered." He's got the remedy for it, and she shouldn't have any trouble finding plenty of real hip hop fans that are right there with him.


Let it Knock
Great beat

Gary Strauss

Soundtrack for Life
Although I am not an avid listener of hip-hop, this album quickly invaded my consciousness. I listen to it often and increasingly appreciate the depth and care devoted to crafting the lyrics and flow. Many of the cuts provide a soundtrack for life, from the melancholy "find you" to the frustration/anger in "bang" to the flow in "ride out" making me feel like I'm styling in a 55 cady.


Good album, worth the purchase


Great album start to finish... smart, smooth, catchy beats! Slowly restoring my faith in the hip-hop genre.