Brother Ali with DJ Maseo and Skratch Bastid at Unknown venue (September 8, 2019)
Venue: Unknown venue (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) Find tickets
Venue: Unknown venue (Winnipeg, MB, Canada) Find tickets
Royal Arena in Switzerland made us earn it, but when we did they gave it ALL the way up. Festivals have fallen to the industry formula of booking what they call the latest and the greatest -which means the largest mainstream successes and the newest flash in the pan acts. Legacy, catalog artists who don’t have radio hits are a tough sell. We’ve been very fortunate though, that when we’re on a festival, we win crowds and elevate the energy. Grateful. 📷 DJ Last Word
LOS ANGELES TONIGHT! Honored to be speaking at a really cool Muslim community spot called “The Majlis” (which simply means sitting together). Our subject will be “Beauty, Art and The Life of The Heart”. This event is hosted by Muslims but very much open to the public. Hit the link for tix and we’ll SEE YOU THERE! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beauty-art-and-the-life-of-the-heart-with-brother-ali-tickets-63435274614
Twin Cities Tuesday! Honored to accept Hamline University’s Marketplace of Ideas invitation to speak at their kick l-off event for the blessed month of Ramadan. This talk and dinner is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to [email protected] so they can have food ready for you and we’ll SEE YOU THERE!
LOW TICKET ALERT BRISTOL. Shadows Anniversary Tour Europe is coming together strong. Can’t wait to see your beautiful faces. Hit the link and get your tix now! https://rhymesayers.com/tours/shadows-on-the-sun-anniversary-tour-europe
SHADOWS ANNIVERSARY EUROPEAN TOUR is SOLD OUT in Glasgow & Copenhagen. There are still some tickets left for the remaining shows. Get yours now and we’ll SEE YOU SOON! https://rhymesayers.com/tours/shadows-on-the-sun-anniversary-tour-europe
EUROPE & UK! Some of our Shadows Anniversary shows are already SOLD OUT! Make sure to hit the link and get your tickets today and we’ll SEE YOU SOON! - 📸 my daughter. http://bit.ly/ShadowsTourEU
EUROPE! The Shadows on the Sun Anniversary Tour is coming to you! I can't wait to see you all. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 25th at 10am local time. http://bit.ly/ShadowsTourEU
The Shadows On The Sun 15 Year Anniversary Tour has been amazing! Excited to see all of you soon. Tickets on sale now: http://bit.ly/ShadowsTour15 VIP Meet & Greet Packages are selling out, don’t wait to get them in your city: http://bit.ly/BrotherAliVIP November 16th - Boston, MA with Mr. Lif November 30th - Berkeley, CA with Busdriver/ December 2nd - Santa Cruz, CA with Busdriver December 5th - Los Angeles, CA with Busdriver December 9th - Chicago, IL with Dem Atlas December 12th - Seattle, WA with Busdriver December 13th - Portland, OR December 15th - Albuquerque, NM December 17th - Sante Fe, NM December 18th - Phoenix, AZ December 21st - Santa Ana, CA with Busdriver December 22nd - Denver, CO with Reason the Citizen
Penny Appeal is an incredible Muslim Humanitarian group that brings opportunities and resources to people from all backgrounds experiencing need. I’m honored to grab the mic (alongside some amazing poets, artists and speakers) at a series of events their hosting this fall entitled “Echoing a Change”. The proceeds of these events will help PennyAppeal provide digital, educational and social services to students and families in low-income, refugee and undocumented communities. Nov 2 Annondale VA Nov 10 Houston TX Nov 17 New York NY Nov 25 Raleigh NC Dec 1 Sacramento Dec 8 Lisle IL Check out pennyappealusa.org/programs for more information!
Excited to release my first official self-produced single and video for “Sensitive”. Available on all digital and streaming platforms. Hit Fifth Element to order the limited edition, hand-numbered 7” vinyl and accompanying shirts, and make sure to catch us on the Shadows On The Sun Anniversary Tour starting next week! Get "Sensitive" here: https://rse.lnk.to/Sensitive General Admission tickets: http://bit.ly/ShadowsTour15 VIP Meet & Greet tickets: http://bit.ly/BrotherAliVIP
NEW DATES ADDED to the Shadows On The Sun Anniversary Tour! Dec 15 - Albuquerque Dec 17 - Santa Fe Dec 18 - Phoenix VIP on sale now: bit.ly/brotheralivip General Admission on sale Friday at 10am: http://bit.ly/ShadowsTour15 VIP is already sold out in some cities, but there are some left in others. Hit the link, get your tickets and we’ll SEE YOU THERE! The South West stepped up in a big way and their promoters responded. We’re not able to add any more shows to this tour so if you’re tryna see this one of a kind show (performing the entire album) you may want to travel and be with us.
WASHINGTON DC! We’re SO CLOSE to kicking off the Shadows On The Sun Anniversary Tour with you November 1st at the Rock & Roll Hotel! Hit the ticket link in my bio and we’ll SEE YOU THERE! https://rhymesayers.com/events/2018/11/shadows-on-the-sun-15-year-anniversary-tour-washington-dc
Tickets and VIP packages for SHADOWS ON THE SUN ANNIVERSARY TOUR are selling fast! Don’t miss out! Head to https://rhymesayers.com/tours/shadows-on-the-sun-anniversary-tour to get yours today and we’ll SEE YOU SOON! 11.01 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel 11.03 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre 11.08 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Mainroom 11.11 - Austin, TX - The Parish 11.16 - Boston, MA - Middle East 11.30 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone 12.02 - Santa Cruz, CA - Atrium at Catalyst 12.05 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy 12.09 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge 12.12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey 12.13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre 12.21 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory 12.22 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
Tickets Shadows on The Sun Anniversary Tour are ON SALE NOW! VIP Meet & Greet Packages are also available while they last. Where am I going to see you? 11.01 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel 11.03 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre 11.08 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Mainroom 11.11 - Austin, TX - The Parish 11.16 - Boston, MA - Middle East 11.30 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone 12.02 - Santa Cruz, CA - Atrium at Catalyst 12.05 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy 12.09 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge 12.12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey 12.13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre 12.21 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory 12.22 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Tickets here https://rhymesayers.com/tours/shadows-on-the-sun-anniversary-tour
SHADOWS ON THE SUN ANNIVERSARY TOUR!!! 11.01 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel 11.03 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre 11.08 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Mainroom 11.11 - Austin, TX - The Parish 11.16 - Boston, MA - Middle East 11.30 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone 12.02 - Santa Cruz, CA - Atrium at Catalyst 12.05 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy 12.09 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge 12.12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey 12.13 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre 12.21 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory 12.22 - Denver, CO - Cervantes VIP on sale tomorrow GA on sale Friday VIP on sale Thursday GA on sale Friday
MONTREAL, QC! Come join me and Kalmunity at the Under Pressure XXIII - International Graffiti Festival this weekend on August 11th. The block party is FREE and ALL AGES. Music starts at 5:00pm! RSVP: http://bit.ly/Ali8_11_18 See you there!
The great poet Rumi didn’t write his work on paper. He reached ecstatic states in his love for and witnessing of The Divine and began to overflow with verse. We only have Rumi’s incredible work because his beloved friend and scribe, Husama Ad-Deen Chelebi committed the verses to paper. There are those who believe that Rumi only reached certain levels and states in the presence of Husam Ad-Deen, so not only was he the documentarian but the facilitator of Rumi’s ocean of poetry. I’d never compare myself to the likes of Mevlana Rumi, but this blessed man (Anthony Davis) is my Husama Ad-Deen. Not only has he helped me document my journey with the beats he creates, but his heart is big enough to hold mine. He makes me feel safe enough to not only express, but explore myself. Who’s more valuable than the friend that gives you, YOU?
Looking back on my conversation with @etown_radio in Colorado last year. So grateful for the chance to speak freely. Check out the whole interview here https://youtu.be/3Du4OoPLUwY LAST WORD and I also performed several songs from All The Beauty and some classics as well.
Put together this clip of my hero/mentor/big brother/friend, Chuck D speaking in New York a few years ago. It’s impossible to understand anything about Hop Hop outside of this context. As his studen, I transcribed the message below. God preserve our teachers and make us worthy inheritors of them. We are a creative people from ground zero, second 1. MCing is just vocalization. There’s a correlation between Billie Holiday singing “Strange Fruit” and Nas spittin’. Why is (Black focalization) more powerful here in the United States of America? We weren’t allowed to express ourselves. Could you imagine? (Slave masters said) “Oh we took your family and we sent them to Hattiesburg (MS)” And your in Jamestown (VA). Our expression meant everything. We couldn’t tell the slave master “go to Hell” so we had to play them notes. We had to get it out. This is where the power of the music comes from. We were silenced so it had to come out another way. This is why this music means everything to people. “I’ve got to have my music. It’s a part of my blood. I can’t tell you why, all I know is that beat is right, they singing right and I NEED IT!”
TWIN CITIES!!! Honored to join @frannieandali (Ali Shaheed Muhammad of Tribe Called Quest) for a LIVE taping of their @spotify podcast, Microphone Check THIS SATURDAY. COME JOIN US by hitting the link! Tix are limited so do it now! https://soundsetmicrophonecheck.splashthat.com/