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Brother Ali

Rapper Brother Ali spent much of his life living in various cities in the Upper Midwest, starting in Madison, Wisconsin, then moving to Michigan as a young child -- where he was first introduced to breakdancing and graffiti and rapping -- and finally settling in northern Minneapolis with his family when he was 15. Eventually, his demo tape Rites of Passage made it into the hands of the still young Rhymesayers crew, who signed the MC and brought him along with them to the 2000 Scribble Jam, at which Ali was a finalist. In 2003 his debut, Shadows on the Sun, produced by Atmosphere's Ant and including a song ("Forest Whitiker") that spoke of his albinoism, came out, followed by the Champion EP in 2004. The next few years were tough for Ali, a devout Muslim, as he was dealing with a divorce and struggling for custody of his son. However, all of this just provided fodder for his music, and in the spring of 2007, after a few months of delays, Brother Ali's sophomore record, The Undisputed Truth, hit shelves. His 2009 effort Us advocated a return to true hip-hop, and was followed in 2012 by the more political minded Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. ~ Marisa Brown
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color

1. Letter To My Countrymen

2. Only Life I Know

3. Stop The Press

4. Mourning In America

5. Gather Round

6. Work Everyday

7. Need A Knot

8. Won More Hit

9. Say Amen

10. Fajr

11. Namesake

12. All You Need

13. My Beloved

14. Singing This Song

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Track List: Us

1. Brothers And Sisters

2. The Preacher

3. Crown Jewel

4. House Keys

5. Fresh Air

6. Tightrope

7. Breakin' Dawn

8. The Travelers

9. Baby Girl

10. 'Round Here

11. Bad Mufucker Pt. II

12. Best@It

13. Games

14. Slippin' Away

15. You Say (Puppy Love)

16. Us

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Track List: The Undisputed Truth

1. Whatcha Got

2. Lookin' At Me Sideways

3. Truth Is

4. The Puzzle

5. Pedigree

6. Daylight

7. Freedom Aint Free

8. Letter From The Government

9. Here

10. Listen Up

11. Take Me Home

12. Uncle Sam Goddamn

13. Walking Away

14. Faheem

15. Ear To Ear

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Track List: Truth Is Here

1. Real As Can Be

2. Philistine David

3. Little Rodney

4. Palm The Joker

5. Good Lord

6. Baby Don't Go

7. Talkin' My S**t

8. The Believers

9. Begin Here

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Track List: Shadows On The Sun

1. Room With A View

2. Champion...

3. Star Quality

4. Prince Charming

5. Win Some Lose Some

6. Pay Them Back

7. Blah Blah Blah (feat. Slug)

8. Shadows On The Sun

9. Prelude

10. Forest Whitiker

11. Bitchslap

12. Back Stage Pacin'

13. When The Beat Comes In

14. Missing Teeth

15. Dorian

16. Soul Whisper

17. Picket Fence

18. Victory! (Come Forward)

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Track List: Champion EP

1. Champion (remix)

2. Bad Ma Fucka

3. Sleepwalker

4. Love On Display

5. Self Taught

6. Heads Down (You Haven't Done That Yet)

7. Chain Link

8. Waheedah's Hands

9. Rain Water

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Track List: Mourning In America (Single)

1. Mourning In America

2. Mourning In America (Instrumental Version)

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Cocreatives is just a jerk. Ali is my very white friend. #ForestWhiti k e r I s M y L i f e
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cocreatives
RAP.... a genre of music with an incorrect spelling.... s h o u l d add a C to the front of the word
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You would probably bore me any way
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Idiots comparing him to Eminem. One is a sellout ,the other a true b boy.
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Alhumdulilah
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People are in here hating on his religion not knowing s**t about it. Educate yourselves before spewing hateful words.
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Too* bad you are an a** hat. Schuylerm88 you are ultimately why s**t is happening. It is radicals on both sides of the f**king fence. While I am not a Muslim nor am I a Christian both religions have a lot of hate oppression and plain stupid s**t in them.
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Too good. Spits the truth.
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Been influenced by my kids and graffiti and also bluegrass and beer dab and smokes too loud are the commercials mesquite mc and exit 80 ute O.N.S. Ya all know bob Marley and staying up all night ride that bike
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I love this song right now
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Eminem is f**king trash bro the hell are you talking about ����
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Because you don't trust in the person you so call your boyfriend or whatever I'm to u.
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I believe everyone should be entitled to their own opinion , so why try and tell someone that theirs is wrong because it doesn't match up with you?��
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Um no. I love this dude but no. He not better than Eminem. You buggin.
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Yeah much better then eminem alot of people don't listen to underground and I was one of them until I heard Jedi mind tricks the song wen the kites go out Damn that changed my mind and now that's all I listen to I've even turned my bro on to this music also Lol.
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This a letter for my countrymen, not from a democrat or a republican
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I think Brother Ali is better than Eminem (who is also very talented, no disrespect). Full disclosure: I'm from Minneapolis; I may be biased. I would like to advise whomever writes the bios that there is no such thing as northern Minneapolis. It's North Minneapolis, which is is in Minnesota: where we have northern Minnesota, which is all forests and mines and accidental. incursions into Canada. Brother Ali lives or lived in North Minneapolis, not northern Minnesota. If anyone cares about that!?
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do u think hes better than eminem
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Check out Andrea nickatina he got mad flavor outta Frisco. Kinda it's own hip hip/g rap. Pimping. Ali is pimping 5000
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I played this song for my gril and it will now and always be her song from me to her
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oh just saw this. can i get the lyrics to this. dang y brother ali gotta be so deep
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You guys are helping me though a rough day
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"Now stop and image it's you." True words to remember when treating others.
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Stay conscious!! Rymesayers are the truth. Living legends. Read between the lines!
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Mainstream got nothing against this
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love this
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White boy with a black mans soul
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The message, the movement onelove without us their aint no you...
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:-)
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jbrochtrup1
What are all these people talking about love the message etc. What message? Slavery was bad? And racism sucks?
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Nice
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How can you call lil Wayne & drake, etcetera Hip hop after listening to this raw s**t!
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Check out Original King. If you love his older stuff this will blow your mind
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Hes playing with Atmosphere & Dialated Peoples in August...how beautiful is that?
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I LOVE forests whisker
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I truly believe Ali is a righteous man; not like most of these other half assed MC's out for a commercial hit and beef with a top selling artist to pump up their buzz.. Cats like Ali are what's RIGHT in hip hop
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Brother Ali is dope!!
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Positive truth for all people. Allah Akbar !
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North Minneapolis can be scary, but its the same as a middle class hood in Chicago, LA, New York Etc. I don't say this to try to sound hard. I say this because I want people to know Minneapolis is a great place to live! You can tell by the open minded and empathetic lyrics in its Hip Hop culture. Although some of these rappers have been beat down by life, there is hope and love in The Twin Cities!
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I don't like how more people know chief keef than brother Ali
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Dope music. The message is coil to but that flow throws me off.
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Those that don't know the rhymsayers whole crew is dope... Keep supporting real hip hop ppl. I don't care how cool I think I am because I know more underground than the next man the world would b a better place if ppl listened to Ali instead of 2chainz and that like
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Nah.
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Go see him if u can I was speechless
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f**king great- powerful lyrics. never heard a song I didn't like by him. definitely buy a ticket if he has a concert near you.
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