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Brother Ali

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Originally born into through break dancing, Brother Ali has been one with the mic since he first heard Miilkbone on record. A student of Hip-Hop’s golden age, Ali’s music ranges from purpose to passionate, yet always soulful and true to the boastful heritage of hip hop culture. An , , host and overall party-starter, Brother Ali’s talents are a well-defined addition to the Rhymesayers family.

In spring of 2000, Ali dropped a sixty-minute story telling and thought sharing album titled, Rites of Passage on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The self-produced cassette-only anthology introduced Brother Ali’s beat making muscles and extensive writing skills. He played the congas, beat-boxed and still found time to lay out his views on the music industry, religion and urban life in America.

On stage with only a DJ, Ali’s magical gift for capturing the imagination of his audience has been compared to that of a gospel preacher. His voice, large stature and albino features make him a unique and commanding presence. Brother Ali has perfected the live performance, having played countless shows with: Guru, Mos Def, De La Soul, El-P, Aceyalone, Souls of Mischief and Living Legends just to name a few. From September through November 2002, Ali earned his final road-dog tags showcasing his individual skills performing 63 shows in 71 days with Atmosphere and Murs covering North America.

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  • adamofgenesis

    Inspiration. Being a white muslim myself, his music really means a lot. His philosophies on race are my exact thoughts. Truly, thank you Brother Ali.

    24 Jun 8:23am Reply
  • zwurbelkurbel

    He's a god

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Dragonition

    Dear Brother Ali fans! I made a remix of Brother Ali's EP "The Truth is Here". It's my tribute to my favorite rapper Brother Ali! He even retweeted it on twitter. Give it a listen, let me know what you think and share it with your fellow Brother Ali fans. http://opin.bandcamp.com/album/the-undisputed-remix

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Nekro__b

    The Undisputed Truth лучший,даже без вариков

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kubA89

    Dude is so underrated.

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    Rain Water still my favorite song by this cat.

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • SeveralPeople

    please continue your back and forth discussion on your own shout pages. :) ty

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • SaltComplex

    Had a really good interview with Brother Ali recently on literature, the current state of hip-hop and the dominant societal narrative: http://www.ssgmusic.com/brother-ali-interview-literature-dominant-social-narrative/

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • avantish

    v Yeah because joking about his skin color for the millionth time is the way to go.. I was just showing my love to Ali with a little side critique, and i agree on my post oversimplifying a very complex subject matter. But fuck, you both grotesqly misunderstood me... "Not even to speak more concretely how shallow is to say that most believers who do not follow the dogmas of the Holy Books do so because they realize "that they have violent parts" Where did you get THAT from?

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheAbbott

    You're an idiot only for the fact that you trying to express smart "fact" opinions where they don't belong. By putting that into four sentences you extremely oversimplify very complex questions that people from different scientific and non-scientific areas from different ages, many or most of whom knew much more than me and you, devoted their lives to. Not even to speak more concretely how shallow is to say that most believers who do not follow the dogmas of the Holy Books do so because they realize "that they have violent parts". It's a moronic thing to do to make a conclusion on the two most spread religions in the world in several sentences, it's even more moronic to do it on the internet, most of all, it's much worse than moronic to do it on Brother Ali's shoutbox.

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • avantish

    Yes stating facts is a moronic thing to do, i can totally see that.

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheAbbott

    avantish is obviously an idiot, anyway. Guy's dope but I dislike half of his beats and his voice, can't help it..

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • antishape

    http://www.monstersandcritics.de/artikel/201308/article_203236.php/CD-Kritik-Mourning-in-America-&-Dreaming-in-Color-von-Brother-Ali

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • avantish

    DropSoap - You completely missed my point. "Religion all around are retarded, but the Koran especially teaches some fucked up shit" Which part of that sentence did you not understand? I know its not the most diplomatic thing to say, but its the truth. And im not afraid to appear douchy unlike you. Have you even read the book? The Bible is filled with nonsensical, supressing and violent stuff too, but you simply cant compare them for numerous reasons.. Alot of Muslims worldwide obviously dont believe in the wicked teachings of Islam, but alot of people do, and its a problem. Simple as that. I know it sounds arrogant, but you obviously dont know what you are talking about.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • evgeniyantipin

    this guy is too fuckin sweet

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • DropSoap

    @avantish: to each his own. Who are you to decide which religion is better than which? You make yourself look like a douche when you feel superior to someone else's beliefs. In the end no one really knows what's going to happen after the end. I'm not a muslim either. Everyone's got their own belief and it doesn't make them less or more of a person.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Mart1n_O

    last album is amazing!

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • avantish

    Love Brother Ali and the new album.. But one thing has always bugged me. Why in hell would a smart guy like Ali convert to Islam. Religion all around are retarded, but the Koran especially teaches some fucked up shit,... I will enjoy his music regardless, but i seriously dont get it.

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sjm26b

    It's funny when ignorant people try to be funny [2] Ali's dope as fuck. Don't believe me? Ask Chuck D

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • dubistheroots

    he's sooo white... even more lighter than white

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
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