Archive for Brother Ali

BK-One x Parker Vision

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by Tim Althaus

After watching this video I can surely come to one conclusion. Radio Do Canibal is going to be a great, yet very interesting album. BK-One is an intelligent dude and you can tell he’s up on his shit. He discusses the music that inspired him to make this album, and the soundscapes you can expect to hear. Next he mentions how long he’s known Ali, and how long he’s been his tour DJ. BK also breaks down a few of the collaborations on the album, and how he loves bringing together legends on his album with the people he’s known and grown up with. On top of that, BK talks about the history of Rhymesayers and what they’ve been about the whole time.

Parker mentions DJ AM & Roc Raida and BK gives his thoughts about them, and how they’ve inspired him in what he does. He then shouts out Benzilla and talks a little bit about how the production was handled on the album. I can’t wait until this album drops, it’s going to be one of the most musically diverse albums to come out this year. Radio Do Canibal October 6th, get it.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

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Brother Ali & Evidence Talk to Mr. Peter Parker @ Us Midnight Release

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by Tim Althaus

As many of you know, Brother Ali’s latest album Us dropped yesterday. If you haven’t bought it yet you should be pummeled to death, because it’s absolutely incredible. Ant’s puts forth some of the best beats I’ve ever heard him make, and Brother Ali’s rhymes are sure to move you.

Peter Parker had a chance to catch up with both of these emcees at Brother Ali’s midnight album release at Fifth Element. Brother Ali talks a lot about the new album and what it means to him. He also talks about BK-One’s new album coming out October 6th, Radio Do Canibal.

Parker got a pretty long interview with Evidence, and they discuss a wide variety of topics. EV discusses what it’s like to be a part of the Rhymesayers team, what it was like to lose AM (good friends), how his solo material is different than the Dilated material, Rakaa’s new album Crown of Thorns (February 2010), and the new Dilated Peoples album (Damn…). This is just one of the reasons I love Evidence the most, dude is humble and everything he says is on point.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Brother Ali Performs “The Preacher” in Paris

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , on Sunday, September 20, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Us comes out on Tuesday, and I have already been hearing quite a few people herald it as the best album of the year hands down. It’ll be nice to take my 10:05-11:15 break from class to run to Best Buy and scoop the new album, and immediately throw it in my CD player. The video above, which I caught over at 2Dopeboyz, features Ali performing the track  “The Preacher” off of the album Us. Sounds like Ali might have another classic on his hands…

Brother Ali, Joell Ortiz & Freeway are the “Best@it”

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Damn, this track is borderline insane. As you all should know, Brother Ali has his newest album Us dropping this coming Tuesday, September 22nd. “Best@it” is the second leak that we’ve been able to obtain, and it features the Philly Freezer & Joell Ortiz alongside the Street Preacher Brother Ali. As you can expect Ant’s beat is ridiculous (which I’m sure it is on the rest of the album as well), and all three of the emcees featured spit top quality bars. I know that I said Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 was going to probably get album of the year, but I think this new Brother Ali album is going to be fucking epic. I can assure you I will be at the store next week, and you should be to.

Download: Brother Ali, “Best@it” (Feat. Joell Ortiz & Freeway)

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz

Brother Ali & Toki Wright, Behind the Scenes in the Studio

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Friday, September 11, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Damn this shit sounds like it is going to go hard as hell. Here is some footage of Brother Ali & Toki Wright in the studio during the making of a new track featuring Evidence entitled “The Freshest Kids”. Apparently they are making this track for the “Fresh Air Tour”, which I already have my tickets for (and you should to). If I may mention, the beat on this track sounds beyond sick. Also, listen for Toki going in at the end of the track, “Inglorious Bastards/enjoying this action, make audience backspin/kick like a 44 magnum, ribbed like a trojan magnum package/I’m askin’ how the kid rappin’ above average”. DAMN.

Spotted @ Evidence’s Twitter

BK-One, “Here I Am” (Feat. Phonte, Brother Ali & The Grouch)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Have I ever mentioned that Minneapolis Hip-Hop is the shit? BK-One, who is  Brother Ali’s tour DJ, will be dropping his new album Rádio Do Canibal with Benzilla on October 6th. This is the first leak off of the project and it features MPLS native Brother Ali, Phonte & The Grouch. The beat on this track is bananas, and it’s definitely something I could see myself listening to on a regular basis. It sounds like this project is going to be nothing short of amazing, and it will have a star studded cast of emcees. Over the instrumentals you will hear: Black Thought, Brother Ali, Phonte, The Grouch, Murs, Slug, Raekwon, Blueprint, P.O.S., Blueprint, Toki Wright & many more. You can go over to Fifth Element and pre-order the album now, which is probably a good idea. Follow me after the jump to download the track and peep the tracklisting. Continue reading

Brother Ali Speaks on Downloading Vs. Buying Music

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Monday, August 31, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Definitely some great material here. In this Vlog, Brother Ali touches on his thoughts about downloading music (illegally) as well as buying it in tangible form. I’m pretty sure that I agree with every single thing that Brother Ali says. I will admit, I definitely download music when I don’t have the cash to buy hard copies. But I can assure you that I buy CD’s as well, and I go to as many shows as I can to show support. The point that he makes about all of the finances that go into putting albums out is really good, and I think everyone should think about that. This is just one of the many reasons that Ali is one of the best emcees out there.

Spotted @ 2DopeBoyz