The reflective voice of rapper Brother Ali caught our attention this year. He's the mind behind a new album out today, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color (UPDATE: stream the album below), which blends deeply personal experiences with a broader look at society. He's inspired by Jay-Z, Chuck D, ... More >>
See Also:Cover Story: Brother Ali in His Own WordsBrother Ali: The day I met Cornel West This week, hometown hero and indie rap superstar Brother Ali unleashes his new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Declaring that it's not only a new album, but a new chapter in his career, we decid ... More >>
Opening up about everything from new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color to politics and religion
See Also:Cover Story: Brother Ali in his own wordsTalk to Rhymesayers royalty Brother Ali lately and he's likely to sound like he's on the campaign trail. In a sense, he is. On Tuesday, September 18, music fans will have an important decision to make. The right one would be to pick up Ali's fifth al ... More >>
The Jigga penned a memoir. Co-written with journalist dream hampton (Source, Village Voice, SPIN), Decoded unpacks Shaun Carter's journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan -- the rote tale of pauper to prince, sardines to steak -- and explicates his most famous lyrics, explaining the density and persona ... More >>
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