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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