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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Posted on November 12, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
“If rap didn’t exist, he’d be the greatest high school guidance counselor in Minneapolis. But as a talent in a scene that holds decades’ worth of some of the most sensitive identity politics of any popular culture movement in the last 50 years, Brother Ali has had to put that populism to good use.” –Pitchfork
We’re extremely excited to bring Brother Ali to town headlining the Fresh Air Tour next Thursday (Nov. 19th). The mp3s we’ve offered here on the blog have been downloaded in a furious frenzy (get em here, and here), leading us to believe you’re just as amped to see this righteous, socially outspoken hip hop artist as we are. Read on to find out more about Brother Ali and enter to win a pair of tickets to his show.
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Posted on October 8, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
Here’s another free download from Brother Ali!
Brother Ali – “The Freshest Kids”
Click here for a link to download “Us.”
Brother Ali will be in Madison on November 19th for a show at The Barrymore. Tickets are $15 adv, $18 dos.
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Posted on September 18, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
Brother Ali – “Us”
Be sure to check out Brother Ali’s Madison show on November 19th at The Barrymore. Get your tickets now!
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