Brother Ali is a highly respected Hip Hop artist, speaker and activist from Minneapolis, MN. His decade long resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with Iconic Hip Hop legends Chuck D and Rakim and performances on late night talk shows with Conan O Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He’s been the subject of Al-Jazeera and NPR pieces and was a keynote speaker at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum. He’s landed coveted press features such as Rolling Stone’s 40th anniversary “Artist to Watch” and Source Magazine’s “Hip Hop Quotables”.
Ali has won the hearts and minds of Hip Hop fans world wide with his intimate song writing, captivating live performances and outspoken stance on issues of Justice and Human Dignity. In 2007, Ali was flagged by The US Department of Homeland Security for his controversial critique of America’s human rights violations in his song/video “Uncle Sam Goddamn”. In the summer of 2012, Ali was arrested in an act of civil disobedience as an organizer of Minnesota’s Occupy Homes movement to defend Twin Cities homeowners from unjust foreclosures.
Brother Ali’s latest album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is his manifesto on the political, socioeconomic and cultural suffering in modern American life, as well as a declaration of hope and possibility for a brighter future.
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Rhymes: Boogie Down Productions, "My Philosophy," Eric B. & Rakim, "In The Ghetto," and Atmosphere, "The Woman with the Tattooed Hands"
I very much enjoyed listening to this. I am a bigger fan than I was 48 minutes ago. Not only of the music, but understanding the man behind the music.Thank you SirMark Rahn
Hip hop helps me understand and comprehend life dailyShane ferguson
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Brother Ali is really something. A word artist that is rare. A man that has a deep social commentary in his music. Intelligent word artistry!Steven Holloway
Thank you for the post. This man and those like him are helping many more than they might think. Thank you Brother AliScott Smith