Brother Ali goes dark on new track "Writer's Block"

Brother Ali goes dark on new track "Writer's Block"
Photo by Nick Wosika

"If I don't get this in one take I'm going to quit rapping," Brother Ali mutters over the opening beat of new track "Writer's Block," and things only get more life-or-death serious from there. Released as a free download to tide fans over until the release of his new full-length Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, "Writer's Block" is a stream-of-consciousness narrative of an artist laboring through a dry spell -- and if this somber tone of this track is any indication, we're in for some heart-wrenching tracks from Ali in the coming months.

Watch the video for "Writer's Block," produced by Jake One, below, and download the track for free here . Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is due out in the second half of 2012.

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