New Brother Ali Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Brother Ali ‘All The Beauty in This Whole Life’ Cheat Code Album Review [Feature ]

Back in February, I wrote about how Brother Ali’s sixth studio album All The Beauty in This Whole Life was desperately needed in 2017. At the time, we were two months into a Trump presidency and racial tensions... Read More


Death Threats, Conspiracy Theories & Brother Ali’s 3-Day Stay in an Iranian Airport [Feature ]

For our readers who are still sleeping on Brother Ali, I’ll keep the introduction short for the sake of those who are already familiar. Brother Ali is an albino, Muslim rapper and Imam from Minneapolis. He is also one... Read More


Why Brother Ali’s New Album Is Desperately Needed in 2017 [Feature ]

We’re only two full months into the new year, yet 2017 has already been a complete shitshow. The orange star of The Apprentice is our Commander-in-Chief, racial tension is still at a boiling point, and personal freedoms... Read More


Markis Precise - The Feeling of Flying ft. Brother Ali [Stream]

Producer Markis Precise is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming full-length, The Feeling of Flying, due out July 28. One the second single, and title track, the Fresno, CA native recruits industry veteran Brother... Read More


Brother Ali ft. Bambu & MaLLy- Home Away From Home [Stream]

Some artists experience touring as a painful separation from loved ones and familiar places. Not Brother Ali; for the Minneapolis heavyweight, the road is Home Away From Home. Tomorrow, he’ll be climbing back in the bus... Read More


Hilltop Hoods ft. Maverick Sabre & Brother Ali - Live & Let Go [Stream]

Update: The Richard Coburn, Andrew Melby and Sam McCourt-directed visuals for Hilltop Hood’s Live & Let Go single have been added. Some people say you should live and let live. Paul McCartney prefers to live and... Read More


5 Stress-Free Hip-Hop Cuts [Feature ]

Though it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, Christmas commercials, lights, and red bows are already popping up everywhere, which means it the holiday season is but a few weeks away. While it is supposed to be a time filled with... Read More


R.A. The Rugged Man ft. Brother Ali & Masta Ace - The Dangerous 3 [Stream]

Fresh off earning rave reader reviews for the Jarren Benton/Hopsin-assisted remix of album lead single Underground Hits, R.A. The Rugged Man returns with another action-packed ensemble cut off his latest LP. This time around,... Read More


Brother Ali - Work Everyday [Stream]

As fans of the Minneapolis mainstay are aware, Brother Ali has involved himself heavily in the Occupy Homes movement, even allowing himself to be arrested while protesting an eviction. What you may not have known was that he... Read More


Atmosphere ft. Brother Ali, Carnage The Executioner, Haphduzn - It Ain’t The Prettiest [Stream]

Beginning in the top of March, Atmosphere and a trio of Twin Cities homies will be hitting five cities around the state as part of their annual Welcome to Minnesota Tour. As a foretaste of what attendees can expect, the... Read More


Brother Ali Talks Working With Jake One, Lupe Fiasco & More [Exclusive Interview] [Feature ]

The years since the release of Brother Ali's acclaimed 2009 senior set, Us, have seen the Twin Cities underground mainstay enjoying an unprecedented level of success on the national scene, but they've also been an emotional... Read More


Brother Ali - Mourning in America & Dreaming in Color [Album]

Following his acclaimed previous effort Us, Rhymesayers emcee Brother Ali has officially released his fifth studio album, Mourning in America & Dreaming in Color. Produced entirely by Jake One, the project features lead... Read More


Brother Ali - Only Life I Know [Stream]

Uplifting rhymesayer Brother Ali releases his newest video for Only Life I Know, a feature cut off his fifth studio album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Holding an instrumental (pun intended) role in the project... Read More


Ask Brother Ali Anything & He’ll Answer in a DJBooth Exclusive Interview [Feature ]

Brother Ali is nothing if not a man of the people, so The DJBooth thought it was only right to invite the people to talk directly to the Rhymesayers emcee. Seriously, go ahead, ask Brother Ali anything; he'll then pick the... Read More


Brother Ali - 4th King [Stream & Download]

Though the Dr. Dre and Jay-Z-assisted Three Kings won more than respectable reader reviews when it made its impact in the Booth in late July, attentive listens may have noticed that there was a little something missing from... Read More


Brother Ali - Mourning in America [Stream]

Minneapolis lyricist Brother Ali has never been one to hold his tongue, so it should come as no surprise that he gets right into it on new title track, Mourning in America. Featured on Ali’s forthcoming Mourning In... Read More


Brother Ali - Stop the Press [Stream]

Stop the Presses, Brother Ali‘s just released a brand new single! Oh, that’s right—we’re not an old timey newspaper, don’t use a printing press, and don’t actually need to stop anything in... Read More


Brother Ali - Not A Day Goes By [Stream & Download]

Three hundred sixty-four days out of the year, Brother Ali keeps it humble and positive, focusing on the personal and social issues that matter rather than the petty grievances so many other rappers get mired in. When the... Read More


Thousands Pack University of Minnesota’s Northrop Plaza for Million Hoodie March [Feature ]

Minneapolis, Minn. -- In recent weeks, the shooting of Trayvon Martin has brought color back to the forefront of American cultural discourse, and what it revealed about consciousness in our allegedly “post-racial” society... Read More


UPDATE: The DJBooth, A3C & SXSW to Present March 17, Showcase at Emo’s [Feature ]

Austin, Tx. -- Next month, March 9-18, up-and-coming artists from across the map will converge on Austin, Texas to participate in the 26th annual South by Southwest festival. As part of the week's festivities, The DJBooth... Read More


Brother Ali ft. Phonte & Stokley Williams - I’ll Be Around [Stream & Download]

Loves may come and go, but Brother Ali is here to stay. On I’ll Be Around, a standout cut off his new EP, the Twin Cities stalwart reassures a woman left stressed by his itinerant lifestyle, flowing over the smooth,... Read More


Brother Ali -  The Bite Marked Heart [Album]

In honor of Valentine’s Day 2012, Brother Ali has released a brand new EP, entitled The Bite Marked Heart. The seven song EP features guest appearances by Phonte, Stokley Williams and Aby Wolf. Ali is currently... Read More


Grynch ft. Brother Ali & Shaprece - So Far [Stream & Download]

It’s taken a long time for Grynch to carve out his niche in the game but, now that he’s made it, he ain’t going nowhere. On the latest single selection off his forthcoming album, the Pacific Northwestern... Read More


Brother Ali - Writer’s Block [Stream & Download]

Some folks drop tracks daily and projects weekly as quantity takes priority over quality. Not Brother Ali. He’s one of those emcees that’s deliberate in what he releases and when. As Ali says right from the... Read More


Donny Goines ft. Brother Ali - Mountain of Memories [Stream & Download]

Like anybody who’s walked the earth for a couple decades, Donny Goines has stored up a Mountain of Memories in his life to date. On this newly-leaked album standout, the Harlem representative shares just a few of them,... Read More


Classified ft. Brother Ali - Maybe It’s Just Me [Stream]

Fresh off the release of his second major-label album (his 14th, in total), Enfield veteran Classified returns to our pages with a standout cut off the project. Wondering “Maybe It’s Just Me,” the Nova... Read More


Eligh ft. Brother Ali & Lisa Ahlstrom - Wake Up [Stream]

A member of Cali’s famed Living Legends crew (which also includes MURS and The Grouch) and a prolific solo artist in his own right, Eligh should, by all rights, already be on your radar. Ever the considerate artist,... Read More


Brother Ali & Fashawn - Breakin’ Dawn Boys [Stream]

Ok, so I just called my chiropractor for the first time since a bad kickball accident I had in ’05 (don’t ask). I told the good doc that I had listened to this new track called Breakin’ Dawn Boys from Fashawn and... Read More


Rhymesayers Does It Right [Fresh Air Tour Coverage] [Feature ]

Chicago, Ill. -- On Wednesday evening, was invited to Chicago's Metro for Brother Ali's Fresh Air Tour. Featuring additional performances by DJ BK-One, emcee and show host Toki Wright, and Dilated Peoples alum... Read More


Gift of Gab ft. Del the Funky Homosapien & Brother Ali - Dreamin’ [Stream]

They say that in the Bay they do things a little different, and if you need proof that the saying’s true you need look no further than Northern California, an area overflowing with creative emcees, including the always... Read More


Brother Ali - Us [Album]

Despite its origins as an outsider art form, or perhaps because of it, hip-hop is notoriously hesitant to embrace anyone different. If you’re familiar with Brother Ali you can see where I’m going with this. Brother Ali is... Read Full Review


Brother Ali ft. Freeway & Joell Ortiz - Best@It [Stream]

On Us lead single Fresh Air, Brother Ali sounded like the happiest man in underground hip-hop – and why shouldn’t he be? He’s got a wonderful family, a devoted fanbase and, as evidenced by album inclusion... Read More


BK-One ft. Phonte, Brother Ali & The Grouch - Here I Am [Stream]

If you’re visiting the Booth in search of the best hip-hop has to offer (and I hope you are, since those looking for bad music will likely be disappointed in our selections), BK-One has three words for you: “Here I... Read More


Brother Ali - Fresh Air [Stream]

Domestic life is addressed relatively seldom in rap; artists are generally more than willing to take listeners to the clubs, the streets, the studio, or the tour bus, but, whether due to privacy concerns or simply because... Read More


Toki Wright ft. Brother Ali - The Feeling [Stream]

Best known as Minne-ap mainstay Brother Ali‘s longtime hypeman and opening act, Toki Wright recently stepped into the Rhymesayers Spotlight with the release of his A Different Mirror LP.  On newly-released album... Read More


cas One ft. Brother Ali - Flashbacks [Stream]

The first line of Indiana emcee cas One‘s MySpace bio reads, “I sew together my demons and make ‘em look purty,” and I can hardly think of a better way to describe what he’s doing on this newly-released... Read More


Wale ft. Brother Ali - 2nd Time Around [Stream]

2nd Time Around, a newly-released mixtape cut from underground star and DJBooth favorite Wale, finds the Seinfeld-loving emcee teaming up with Brother Ali, one of the most recognizable faces on the Murderapolis, MN hip hop... Read More


Jake One ft. Freeway & Brother Ali - The Truth [Stream]

Jake One may be the best producer you’ve never heard of (if you have, feel free to skip the next three or four lines). The Seattle native has been perfecting his craft for the last decade or so, working with underground... Read More


Ghostface Killah and Rakim Destroy Hollywood [Feature ]

Article by Nathan Slavik *all photos by Ben Simpson The Scene Hip-hop may be deader than Britney Spear’s modeling career, but last night up-and comer Brother Ali, legendary rapper Ghostface Killah and the even more... Read More


Brother Ali - The Undisputed Truth [Album]

Ever since hip-hop’s cross-faded birth first echoed against the urban decay of the Bronx, the music has provided the voiceless with a voice. It’s no wonder hip-hop has spread like wildfire across the globe and found a... Read Full Review