Ali B (real name Ali Bouali) is a Dutch rapper of Moroccan descent. He has been noted as the first Moroccan-Dutch star in Dutch pop culture, "perhaps the most popular rapper in the Netherlands", and has performed together with Akon and Dutch artist Marco Borsato.In 2011, he became host of a popular Dutch television series Ali B op volle toeren. Three seasons of the show have been broadcast on TROS television station. The show invites artists of various genres and tries to offer crossover hits of known songs through "remakes" and cover versions. Roel van Velzen announced that he would not be returning for the fourth season of The Voice of Holland and Ali B was confirmed as a coach and the replacement for Roel van Velzen for the fourth season.