Entries in Brother Ali (6)


[Watch] Brother Ali - "Mourning in America" (Official Video)

Of his new album and the title track we can listen to here, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, Brother Ali says:

This is the title track to my new album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. The first half of the album highlights and critiques the dire situation in which we live. The second half outlines the tremendous opportunity we have to re-imagine and reform our society.

It's his fourth studio album and set for release on the 18th of September. As you'd expect the lyrical content is heavy in the track and the visuals for "Mourning in America" are just as intense. Watch it at the top.


[Listen] Brother Ali - "Mourning in America" x "Stop The Press"

If you are a huge hip hop fan, you should be tuning into all the great releases Rhymesayers has put out this year like I Self Devine's The Sound of Low Class Amerika, Aesop Rock's latest Skelethon or the recently announced P.O.S. album We Don't Even Live Here. And next month RSE is about to do it again with Brother Ali's forthcoming album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Colour dropping Sept. 18th and produced in it's entirety by Jake One, you may remember him from such tracks as Rick Ross' "3 Kings" featuring Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, producing half of Brother Ali's latest free EP The Bite Marked Heart and his collaborative album with Freeway, The Stimulus Package.

Peep out 2 tracks off Ali's upcoming album, the first being his latest single "Mourning in America" and the latter "Stop The Press" which we featured on June's SKoA blog mixtape. Anything from Ali is always promising and quite enjoyable and these new cuts are no exception. Make sure you pick up the new album when it drops next month which you can pre-order here.



[SKOA Presents] Some Kind of Mixtape: June 2012

Summer is finally upon us! It seems almost everyone far and wide is caught in a nasty heat wave. Now that the season is in full swing, it's time to grab the coldest of beers, put on some sunscreen, toss on some killer jams and make the most of all of the sunshine. Of all the mixes we've made up to this point, I think all four of us can agree that this is the one we're the most pleased about. It seems the warmer it gets the tracks just get better and better.

Make sure to follow us over on 8tracks if you happen to enjoy the mix below. As always, you can learn more about why we've chosen the tracks that we did after the jump!

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kibbe, rocko, shey, & adrian


Some Kind of Mixtape - June from skoablog on 8tracks.

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[Download & Watch] Brother Ali - "Not A Day Goes By" (Prod By Jake One)

And as I was just speaking on Rhymesayers assault on hip hop fans/music lovers ears for the year, they drop some new Brother Ali. Peep the Ali and Jake Uno's latest track "Not A Day Goes By" (Video above, Dowload below) and get ready for Ali's forthcoming album Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color coming out late Summer. And if you missed out Ali's Free EP The Bite Marked Heart back in February, do your self a favor and don't make that mistake again and click on the link to go download yourself a copy.



[Listen x Download] Brother Ali - 'The Bite Marked Heart' EP

Yesterday, Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali dropped a brand new Valentines-appropriate EP titled The Bite Marked Heart via his label Rhymesayer's SoundCloud page. The seven-track effort features guest spots from Phonte and Stokley Williams and Aby Wolf, and is available to stream and download below. Brother Ali is currently working on his fifth studio album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color which is set for release later this year.


[Listen] Brother Ali - "Sweet (Potato Pie)"

Brother Ali adds some bars to Common's instrumental track "Sweet" and damn does it sound good. Simply entitled "Sweet (Potato Pie)" the track does nothing but build the anticipation for his new release Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color. A very nice taste of the sweet thing to come from Brother Ali in 2012. He's going to have a very good year if this is the bar he's setting. Peep it below via his Youtube page.