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Brother Ali is “Mourning in America”

Posted in Audio, Media with tags , , , on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by Tim Althaus

Holy heat rock Batman! Brother Ali & Jake One have dropped an atomic bomb on my ears! A while back, I posted the first single off of Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color – “Stop The Press”. I wasn’t really too keen on the beat that Jake One had cooked up for “Stop The Press”, but “Mourning in America” is a much different story; Mr. Uno builds an emphatic ensemble that allows Brother Ali to vent about his views on war and violence in America, and to be quite frank, Ali’s not afraid to speak out:

“Overseas we can mutilate and mangle /Let me give you an example what our troops are coming back to /Cold cities where the youth are getting strangled /The community in peril and our future looking narrow/Your school already failed you /The boys in blue will nail you they salute you with a barrel /The streets are a certified dead zone /Decorated with chalk lines and headstones”

Every time I hear a new song from this album, it gets better and better; my anticipation for this album is off the charts, so September 18th can’t come soon enough. I – much like many of Ali’s fans – was nervous when I heard that Ant wasn’t going to have any production credits to his name on this album, but I think that this album is going to end up far better than I could have ever anticipated.

You can pre-order the album through Fifth Element.

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“Stop The Press”… Brother Ali is Back!

Posted in Audio, Media, News with tags , , , , on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Tim Althaus

It appears as though Brother Ali is back folks. You may recall that he dropped a free EP earlier this year called The Bite Marked Heart, and on August 21st, the Good Brother will be releasing his latest full length album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The effort will be produced entirely by Seattle beat smith Jake One; I’ve been a huge fan of everything that these guys have done together, and I can’t wait to hear what they’ve cooked up on this project. This is Ali’s first full length album since Us back in 2009.

“Stop The Press” is the lead single off of Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, and at first I wasn’t to keen on the track, but it is definitely growing on me after a few listens. Jake’s silky smooth beat provides the perfect canvas for Brother Ali to inform the people about what he’s been up to since his last major release. A lot of fans might be slightly apprehensive because Ant isn’t producing the entirety of the album like he has in the past, but I can assure you that this album is going to be special; Brother Ali and Jake One have a great deal of chemistry, and it’s going to shine through on this album.