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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


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


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)

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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

Brother Ali discusses “Us”

Posted in News with tags , , on Sunday, August 30, 2009 by Nolan Levenson

On Friday, Brother Ali sat down with HipHopDX to discuss Us (out so soon! – Sept 22nd). Ali discusses some of the tracks, the new feel of the album, the new topics of the album, and his relationship with his fans. As he has discussed in the past, he ponders why his fans are in such a different social group than the people he grew up with. Follow me after the jump for the entire interview (it’s definitely worth reading).

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Brother Ali launches new website

Posted in News with tags , , on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 by Nolan Levenson

Today, Brother Ali and Rhymesayers Entertainment launched Brother Ali’s brand new website to help promote the September 22nd release Us. The site has all the usual stuff plus a place where you can leave personal stories for Ali to read and connect with the fans (of course with a few ground rules to prevent the rowdy interneters).

New Brother Ali single!

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Media, Music News, News with tags , , , , on Monday, August 17, 2009 by Nolan Levenson

Above you can listen to Brother Ali’s new track “Fresh Air” which was released today digitally. I gotta say, this may be the best hip hop track I’ve heard all year. The beat is simply amazing (although I am a HUGE Ant fan so I’m a little biased). I heard this track live at Soundset and then again at One Day in July in downtown Minneapolis and have been waiting to get this track for a while now. This track is getting me more PUMPED for Ali’s Us due out September 22nd. Make sure you catch Ali with Evidence and Toki Wright on tour this fall.

Purchase it here on itunes

Brother Ali, “Us” (Download)

Posted in Audio, Downloads with tags , , on Friday, July 31, 2009 by Tim Althaus


Brother Ali and the fine people at Rhymesayers Entertainment have leaked the track “Us” for free download. If you didn’t catch it, I posted the preview video of this track the other day. Above this post is the artwork for Ali’s new album Us. If you haven’t yet, make sure you pre-order the album here. Sounds like this album is shaping up to be yet another fine piece of work from Ali.

Download: Brother Ali, “Us” (from the forthcoming Us album)

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Brother Ali Gives Some Insight Into Us

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 by Tim Althaus

Here is a great video of Brother Ali spitting some new material off of his upcoming album Us, courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment. Is it just me or does it seem like Brother Ali is another cat that just keeps getting better and better? Make sure you go over and pre-order Us at Fifth Element here.

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