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BROTHER ALI: Own Light (What Hearts Are For)(2017) + Pen To Paper video + ‘All The Beauty In This Whole Life’ LP announcement

Now then – you’re Rhymesayers legend Brother Ali and you’ve got an album out soon. It only makes sense to put out a single to promote it but you’ve also got a video for another track and an album video promo announcement ready to go to – gahh! Which do you put out first? How long a gap do you leave between each one to ensure maximum exposure? Oh – the PR agony
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BROTHER ALI feat. BAMBU & MALLY: ‘Home Away From Home’ free download (2014) + video

Home Away From Home Brother AliBrother Ali is on tour back home in the States it seems and as is apparently his wont, he’s made a tour theme tune. Home Away From Home features an uplifting Philly soul-style beat, fellow rappers Bambu and Mally and is an ode to the joys of the tourbus. The video appears to be filmed on the tourbus too. Less one of those glorious efforts with luxury toilets and a heated swimming pool though
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BROTHER ALI: Added to DILATED PEOPLES’ European tour (2013) + ‘Left In The Deck’ video

Dilated Peoples are now on Atmosphere’s Rhymesayers label and will be joined by labelmate Brother Ali for their forthcoming European tour in November. The tour seems to be this year’s contribution to the annual promotional flurry about the release of Dilated Peoples’ first LP since 2006 – Directors Of Photography – which seems to have been about to come out since – well 2006. If I was
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BROTHER ALI: Work Everyday (2013) video

A deceptively sunny and upbeat Jake One-produced number provides the backdrop for Brother Ali to ponder key social questions of our depression-hit times such as “How are so many poor people conservative?” And since he’s clearly a lot more patient than I am, he explains to those same people how they are responsible for their wannabe neo-feudal overlords “those companies took your
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BROTHER ALI: Mourning In America (2012)

Rhymesayers’ finest, Brother Ali, delivers a track here that is profoundly unsympathetic towards the ethos of the NRA, US government foreign policy and violence-bent firearms-bearing individuals everywhere. God knows how you’re supposed to defend your ill-gotten foreign commercial interests, protect yourself against all those thieving immigrants or massacre your teachers
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BROTHER ALI: The Bite Marked Heart EP + ‘Shine On’ video (2012) – Free download

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Rhymesayers rapper Brother Ali comes through with The Bite Marked Heart EP complete with the Nikki Jean-featuring paean to love-at-first-sight Shine On. The video alone (see below) is worth a look just to check out Ali’s chat-up technique. There he is on his Jack Jones in a restaurant when in walks lone beauty. Any normal bloke would be checking her ass out from behind the menu but not Ali. Oh no
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BROTHER ALI: UK Tour (2012)

He recently dropped the wicked little Jake One-produced Writer’s Block video and now there’s more good news regarding Rhymesayers best export, rapper Brother Ali, who’s back in the UK in May with a five date tour. The good news doesn’t end there though. Ali will be touring to promote his upcoming LP Mourning In America, Dreaming In Color and that whole package is exclusively produced by…Jake One. Ali and Jake One together
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BROTHER ALI: Writer’s Block (prod. Jake One) (2012) video + free download

We’ve all been there – no matter how hard you strain, nothing comes out. Yep – writer’s block is a bastard. Thankfully, the jewel in the Rhymesayers label’s crown, Brother Ali managed to gain relief by the ingenious means of writing about the fact that he couldn’t think of anything to write about. And it wouldn’t be the first time in hip-hop that this solution to lyrical constipation has
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RHYMESAYERS: London Tour Stories video (2011)

In which various artists on the 2011 Carhartt/ Rhymesayers tour relate why they love the Big Smoke. Or not. Slug found the bacon undercooked, Budo informs us that he’s half English and like everyone this side of the Atlantic he already drinks tea with pinkie raised and salutes the Queen while Evidence hates Heathrow but thinks the weed is pretty good. Thus it is Brother Ali alone, who
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RHYMESAYERS PRESENT: The Rhymesayers European Tour – Atmosphere/ Brother Ali/ Evidence (of Dilated Peoples) / Blueprint/ Grieves & Budo (2011)

Rhymesayers? They’re not law obeyers they’re non-stop rhythm rock poetry sayers and they’ll be proving it by invading Europe this November starting in London. Actually they probably are law obeyers, that bit just sounded good. Yes, this autumn is all about emo-hoppers Atmosphere and various homies from the underground behemoth of a label that Atmosphere founded: Brother Ali, Evidence, Blueprint and Grieves and Budo
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