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Brother Ali

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

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.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
05.02.17 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE US
05.05.17 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO US
05.06.17 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT US
05.08.17 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR US
05.09.17 Fortune Sound Club Vancouver, BC Canada
05.10.17 Neumos Seattle, WA US
05.12.17 The New Parish Oakland, CA US
05.13.17 Strummer's Fresno, CA US
05.15.17 The Observatory North Park San Diego, CA US
05.16.17 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA US


  • 04.22.17 VIP package is tour shirt & laminate, a bag to carry merch, early entrance for soundcheck + meet & greet. https://t.co/RksAYs1PG0
  • 04.22.17 RT @rhymesayers: Pre-save @BrotherAli's new album on @spotify & it's added to your library May 5th + you get 2 singles immediately! https:/…
  • 04.22.17 We keep general tix prices low (usually under $20) so anyone can come. Tour is expensive so VIP for those who want Xtra merch + meet & greet
  • 04.22.17 Expensive to manufacture. We always have a basic, inexpensive version & go all out for those who care to spend more. https://t.co/29UTSXnfLD
  • 04.22.17 Best way to be sure is to do VIP. Otherwise I’ll try to hit the merch table at all e point during the night. https://t.co/ABoqyaF9BZ
  • 04.22.17 Happy #RecordStoreDay 2017! The 10th year commemorative reissue of The Undisputed Truth vinyl dropped today. -VIDEO https://t.co/B31fUSS41m
  • 04.21.17 RT @rhymesayers: PHILADELPHIA, PA: See @BrotherAli and @sarocthemc LIVE at @fillmorephilly on June 4th! VIP + GA TICKETS AVAILABLE: https:/…
  • 04.21.17 Get the tix right away before they’re gone. https://t.co/NEk8n8gJea
  • 04.21.17 No lack of love. Can’t go everywhere on every tour. I WAS there a couple months ago with Atmosphere. https://t.co/JWdPRX7IRH
  • 04.21.17 My first headlining tour in a few years starts May 2nd! https://t.co/egBHyPSxg0 Where am I seeing you?
  • 04.21.17 RT @rhymesayers: WASHINGTON DC: On June 3rd, see @BrotherAli and @sarocthemc LIVE at @rocknrollhotel! GA + VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE: https:/…
  • 04.21.17 Mama we made it!!! 😎 https://t.co/tFs4kjlX7N