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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, Rovi
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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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spreading the word baby... Spreading the word!
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Like!
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Dope beats
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Great guy
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first time hearing him. Lovin this song and message!
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blatantsilen c e
his lyrical tone had me convinced it was scarface from the geto boys..
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fernandamore n o 8
Never heard of him till now, awesome!!
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Do you hear this. Just break the mic done
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The man got those educated rapps a true verbal beatdown. Sick sick dam damt
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ALI is the most consistent mc in my play list. anything from Ali is my favorite
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I love his voice, and he's wonderful with his lyrics. I just love anything by Brother Ali.
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SO CLEAVER!!!!! ! ! ! ! !
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My brutha My brotha... Hey big dawgy man please in the name of all that is holy call me 559-475-3550
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Welcome to the United snakes, land of the thief, home of the slaves.
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The greatest ever
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Deep
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Brother Ali is the truth.
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Love the Brother!!
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Dope
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oldcoolness
Dope w/ a capital D
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"Gotta deal with them demons before they deal with you"... love it. ... so true
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Diggin this cut!!
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Love this song every lyric is the truth
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Slippin' Away.
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Neavyrin-Eth a n commented
1montn ago
Gott Iove tne good drotner
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Tax3572 commented
6 montns ago
Damn tnat,s powerful and every line is tne truth
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Taz3572 commented
6 montns ago
Damn tnat, powerful and every line is
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Brother Ali 7.125
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Dtn commented
25 days ago
Thank you torn ipnop Ali
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Taz3572 commented
6 montns ago
Damn tnat s powerful and every line is
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Zenaiaida Leon........ . . . . (Called nik nikky cudan ninja)commen t e d
5 montns ago
My dady justitied... . . . . l control my kids Tnem mtt lives...ask Tnem moves..mtt lives..ask ek.ask me what what 's l.t.p.?


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Why did Forest Whittaker have to come out in 2004?
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Dtj commented
19 days ago
Tim at a niero snow ne was hating I rememder smoking a tat joint next ta 18
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I love this damned song. I like him
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Good
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thank you for hiphop Ali
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i remember smoking a fat joint next to him at a hiero show, he was hating
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Gotta love the good brother
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