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Brother Ali - Us



Brother Ali Us
Brother Ali - Us
(CD/2xLP) Rhymesayers Entertainment, 2009-09-21

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, 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.

Brother Ali Us
Brother Ali - Us
(CD/2xLP) Rhymesayers Entertainment, 2009-09-22

Tracklisting :
01. Brothers and Sisters feat. Chuck D. & Stokley Williams
02. The Preacher
03. Crown Jewel
04. House Keys
05. Fresh Air
06. Tight Rope
07. Breakin' Dawn
08. The Travelers
09. Babygirl
10. 'Round Here
11. Bad Mufucker Pt. II
12. Best@it feat. Freeway & Joell Ortiz
13. Games
14. Slippin' Away
15. You Say (Puppy Love)
16. US feat. Stokley Williams

Links :
facebook.com/pages/Brother-Ali/7431386183
myspace.com/brotherali
rhymesayers.com
myspace.com/rhymesayers



Press Release :
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 (09.22.09) (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 & Toki Wright. You can buy your tickets now through Friday from our special fan pre-sale! Head over to Artist Arena. When you purchase tickets this week you'll receive a coupon to pre-order the new Brother Ali record "Us" for a reduced price of only $9.99 + shipping! So grab your tickets for the "Fresh Air Tour" and pre-order "Us" today!

Tour Dates :
09.17 - Paris, France - Le Glaz'Art
09.22 - Duluth, MN - Pizza Luce
09.23 - Mankato, MN - What's Up Lounge
09.24 - Iowa City, IA - The Industry
09.25 - Sioux Falls, SD - Nutty's North (Outside)
09.26 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
09.27 - Lawrence, KS - Granada
09.29 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
09.30 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
10.01 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
10.02 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
10.03 - Boise, ID - The Venue
10.04 - Missoula, MT - The Badlander
10.06 - Spokane, WA - The Boulevard
10.07 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
10.09 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
10.10 - Bellingham, WA - The Nightlight
10.11 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10.12 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
10.14 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University
10.15 - Reno, NV - The New Oasis
10.16 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
10.17 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
10.18 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon Nightclub
10.20 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
10.21 - San Diego, CA - Cane's
10.22 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
10.23 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
10.24 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
10.26 - Lubbock, TX - Bash Riprocks
10.27 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
10.28 - Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounging
10.29 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
11.01 - Orlando, FL - The Social
11.04 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
11.05 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
11.06 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11.07 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
11.08 - Boston, MA - The Paradise
11.09 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
11.10 - Portland, ME - The Asylum
11.11 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
11.13 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
11.14 - Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
11.15 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
11.17 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
11.18 - Chicago, IL - Metro
11.19 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
11.20 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
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