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Album Review: Brother Ali, Us

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

20090727-bali It seems as though everything that Brother Ali touches turns to gold. Everything that this Twin Cities native has put out has been well above par. Earlier this year he dropped The Truth is Here EP, which was 9 straight tracks of sheer brilliance, and now he drops Us into the hands of the people. Much like everyone else is saying, I will agree that this is one of the best albums of this year. It has everything you’ve come to expect from a Brother Ali album: powerful production from Ant and legendary lyrics from Brother Ali. Ali is quickly on his way to becoming a legendary emcee, and Us is yet another nail in the pivotal coffin of truth. Brother Ali’s story telling abilities come alive like a beast in hibernation, and the outcome is simply stunning. Continue reading

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Video: N.A.S.A. “Money” feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip

Posted in Video with tags , , on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This is a video for a single off of N.A.S.A’s upcoming debut Spirit of Apollo which hits shelves February 17th. If I were you guys I would be marking that date on the calendar because this album is really going to be something very special. The guest list on this album is more expansive than anything I’ve seen in the last few years and it should make for a classic. The visuals and art in this video are amazing, and Chuck D drops an earth shattering verse to make sure you all know that he still has it.

The Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. The People Tree (feat. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab,& Z-Trip)
03. Money (feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip)
04. NASA Music (feat. Method Man, E-40, & DJ Swamp)
05. Way Down (feat. RZA, Barbie Hatch, & John Frusciante)
06. Hip Hop (feat. KRS-One, Fatlip, & Slim Kid Tre)
07. Four Rooms, Earth View
08. Strange Enough (feat. Karen O, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip)
09. Spacious Thoughts (feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith)
10. Gifted (feat. Kanye West, Santogold, & Lykke Li)
11. A Volta (feat. Sizzla, Amanda Blank, & Lovefoxxx)
12. There’s a Party (feat. George Clinton & Chali 2na)
13. Whachadoin? (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold & Nick Zinner)
14. O Pato (feat. Kool Kojak & DJ Babão)
15. Samba Soul (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & DJ Qbert)
16. The Mayor (feat. The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, DJ AM & Scarface)
17. N.A.S.A. Anthem