Video: Brother Ali & Grieves Act A Fool in France

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Ali and his labelmate Grieves act up while on tour over in France.

Previously: A Conversation w/ Brother Ali Pt. 3 & 4

Freeway – She Makes Me Feel Alright

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

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Here’s the second leak from Freeway & Jake One’s The Stimulus Package.

Freeway’s team has asked us to stream the song instead of putting it up for download, and since he’s doing his independent thing with Rhymesayers Ent., we don’t see why not.

The album drops February 16th. Listen to the song below:

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Previously: Freeway & Jake One – Know What I Mean (Video)

Video: Hip-Hop Touring 101 w/ Evidence & Toki Wright

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Evidence of Dilated Peoples and Rhymesayers Artist Toki Wright give a quick run-down of touring rules as they stop in Tempe, AZ on the Fresh Air tour with Brother Ali. Friday Night Flavas captures it all!

Shout to Bootleg Kev

Brother Ali – Us (Artwork)

Monday, July 27th, 2009

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Below is the album’s press release. Cover spotted at 2dopeboyz.

Brother Ali Announces New Album Us, On Rhymesayers Entertainment
Minneapolis rapper embarks on North American Tour in support of album

Brother Ali‘s last album, the critically acclaimed The Undisputed Truth, was a landmark in hip-hop, an album that carried weight equally with critics and fans alike, an album of bold statements and bolder beats, politically and socially aware without being preachy. His new album, Us (out September 22nd on Rhymesayers Entertainment), is a progression that will make Brother Ali one of the most enduring figures in hip-hop; while still aware, Ali has turned his gaze inward, and started examining the human condition from the outside in. A profound personal glimpse into a vulnerability seldom seen or heard in music, Us touches on the strengths and flaws of the human condition, exploring drug abuse, divorce, homophobia and many more topics that most people are scared to touch in their own lives, much less on an album for the world to see.

As with previous endeavors, the beats here are courtesy of Ant, whose production work seems to be getting more soulful and lush by the minute. The guest appearances only accentuate Brother Ali’s strengths, with Chuck D, Freeway, Joell Ortiz and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition making strong appearances.

In support of the new album, Ali is embarking on a North American tour of epic proportions, enlisting the help of labelmates and collaborators Evidence (of Dilated Peoples, recently signed to Rhymesayers), BK One and Toki Wright.

Fans can get presale tickets here as of today.

Related: Brother Ali Joined By Freeway, Joell Ortiz On New LP [HHDX]

Video: Evidence Signs “Agreement” with Rhymesayers

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Link: Evidence Signs To Rhymesayers Entertainment [HipHopDX]

Video: P.O.S. – Purexed

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

P.O.S.’ album Never Better is out now on Rhymesayers.

Spotted at Okayplayer.

Video: Brother Ali Interview w/ Mr. Peter Parker

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Mr. Peter Parker links with Brother Ali at Soundset ’09.

Video: Brother Ali Interview w/ KarmaloopTV Pt. 2

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Gifted and enigmatic MC Brother Ali shares his unique insight with KarmaloopTV and gives us an idea of what to expect from his upcoming album “Street Preacher.”

Previously: Brother Ali on Karmaloop TV (Video)

Video: Brother Ali – The Truth Is Here DVD Trailer

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Tomorrow Rhymesayers is dropping Brother Ali’s The Truth Is Here EP which will include a special full length DVD chock full of performance footage, interviews and commentary from Ali himself. I got a chance to check out the EP the other day and it is flames.

Also: If you’re going to be in Austin for SXSW, be sure to swing by and catch Ali performing at the Nah Right & Smoking Section Grand Old Party of Bootleggers and Tastemeakers showcase on Friday, March 20th.

Video: POS – Optimist

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009