Posted on October 2, 2012 by Shelley Peckham
Since the Rhymesayers release of 2003’s Shadows on the Sun, Minnesota rapper Brother Ali has steadily gone from one of the label’s brightest hopefuls to one of underground hip hop’s foremost heavyweights. With backing from Atmosphere producer Ant, Ali took gravity-defying strides both musically and lyrically in just a few short years. On 2007’s The Undisputed Truth and 2009’s Us, a growing fanbase came to appreciate Ali’s deeply personal take on his own life and American culture, making him one of our country’s most singular spinsters of the American mirror.
After a turbulent three years of great successes and tragic losses, Brother Ali has returned to hip hop with his newest album Mourning in America and Dreaming In Color. Aided for the first time by producer Jake One, Ali has set a new benchmark for himself with what has been dubbed his most political album to date.
Before his performance at the Barrymore this Thursday (October 4), we spoke to Brother Ali about experiences both personal and political over the last three years, and how they influenced his newest album and current mindset.
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Posted on September 27, 2012 by Shelley Peckham
On October 4 Brother Ali will return to Madison’s for the first time after his sold-out 2009 performance in support of his just-released Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color album.
One lucky fan will win a pair of tickets to the concert plus a pair of passes to his exclusive pre-show soundcheck party.
Click here to check out all the details and toss your name into the hat, but don’t delay! The contest runs through this Saturday (September 28) and a winner will be chosen on Sunday. Good luck!
Miss out on the giveaway? There’s still time to grab tickets here.
Related Content: Countdown To Mourning In America With Brother Ali
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Posted on September 7, 2012 by Shelley Peckham
Brother Ali is taking fans behind the songs found on his upcoming album, Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color, through a new YouTube series.
A video of Brother Ali discussing each track will be released in countdown fashion, as the album’s September 18th release date approaches. Check it out, and be sure to stay up-to-date on all of this hip hop guru’s goings on through his Facebook page. (Don’t forget to “like” us while you’re at it!)
After Brother Ali’s last incredible Madison performance sold out, we’re so excited to have him back in town on October 4 at the Barrymore. Be sure to grab your tickets now!
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Posted on June 25, 2012 by Shelley Peckham
Thursday, October 4, 2012
True Endeavors and Frank Productions present
Mourning In America Tour
with Blank Tape Beloved
and special guests
with DJ Sosa
Barrymore Theatre – 9pm
$18 ADV $20 DOS – All Ages
Ticket available through our Music Calendar this Friday, June 29.
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Posted on December 15, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
When Brother Ali brought his Fresh Air Tour to the Barrymore Theatre last month, Madison was treated to a performance by one of the most impressive new stars of the rap world. His latest release, Us, has been widely praised in the music press and has landed on several “Best of 2009″ lists. We were thrilled to bring this Madison-born artist back to town, and from the sounds of this insightful video interview, Ali was pretty thrilled to be here too! Check out what he had to say, and see if you can spot yourself in the crowd shots.
Need more Brother Ali? He’ll take the stage alongside The Roots as the special guest performer on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon tonight. (NBC, 11:35 pm)
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