The one and only Brother Ali will be at First Avenue on Thursday, December 19th for a show that you won’t want to miss.
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. The latest chapter in that celebrated journey is All the Beauty in This Whole Life, a 15-track collection produced entirely by Atmosphere’s Anthony “Ant” Davis.
“This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth,” says the Minneapolis MC. “Beauty in all of its forms is the outward manifestation of love and virtue. It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning.” All the Beauty in This Whole Life is Ali’s first official release in five years and represents the newest and most refined chapter of his life’s journey. “Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience. Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It’s not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well.”
This year, Brother Ali’s debut album on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Shadows on the Sun, celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Brother Ali will embark on a special 13-date headlining tour where he will perform the full album in its entirety each night. The Shadows on the Sun 15th Anniversary Tour kicks off November 1 in Washington D.C., with stops in New York, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles, and more.
Supporting Brother Ali is Evidence. Evidence released Weather Or Not, his third full-length solo album on January 26, 2018 via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The project features the viral hit “Throw It All Away,” for which the Stephen Vanasco-directed video has logged more than 4.2 million views. Featuring collaborations with Slug (Atmosphere), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Alchemist, and more, as well as production from Evidence, Alchemist, Nottz and DJ Premier, among others, Weather Or Not is a familiar turn of phrase for his die-hard fans.
Nur-D and Last Word will be kicking the night off so don’t be late!
Tickets are still available HERE!