(PRESS RELEASE) Brother Ali returns (READ ALBUM REVIEW HERE) with the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2007 album The Undisputed Truth. Us (out 21st September on Rhymesayers) is an album about the people closest to Ali…those that have shaped him as a person. Many of the stories are ones we know exist but might not have a personal understanding of. American slavery from the perspective of the enslaved as well as those that carry the burden and bloodline of the slave master, rape and the struggle to regain control after experiencing it, drug abuse, depression, homophobia, divorce and more. All heavy topics that very few can approach with the same human touch and understanding as Ali. Make no mistake Us is definitely a heavy album but as always Ali finds time to celebrate not only life’s blessings but his respect and love for the art of MC’ing as well.
In support of the new album, Ali will be hitting the Barfly in Camden on September 15th to give the UK a showcase of exactly what to expect from the new record, even before he hits the road in the USA. It would be a crime to miss out! Check the title track video below:
SEPT 15 LONDON, Camden Barfly
SEPT 16 BERLIN, Cassiopeia
SEPT 17 PARIS, Glazart
SEPT 18 STOCKHOLM, Lilla Hotellbaren (Scandic Malmen) (Free Entrance)