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Pepper at the Met
"Thank you guys for coming out tonight. We appreciate that shit," says some stage dude at the start of Pepper's Kona Gold, a live date...
| October 12, 2010
Brother Ali at Jerky's
There are lots of thoughtful notions in the lyrics of Brother Ali. The Midwest MC is part of the Rhymesayers crew, and as he scrutinizes...
| April 07, 2010
Music Seen: Brother Ali
Even if you've seen Brother Ali before, you have not seen the show that he played last week.
Brother Ali, live at Asylum, November 10, 2009
| November 20, 2009
The only thing less common than Brother Ali–caliber MCs are profiles that don’t credit dude as “blind” and “albino” in the first graf.
Brother Ali is more than just albino
| November 06, 2009
Brother Ali at the Asylum
Currently touting the best-reviewed rap album of the year, new Rhymesayers standard-bearer BROTHER ALI is at the Asylum for a 9 pm concert, which follows...
| November 05, 2009
Brother Ali | Us
Brother Ali is like a cool roaming uncle who occasionally surfaces with gifts and insights.
| October 02, 2009
Review: Atmosphere at House of Blues
There are two things about Atmosphere MC Slug that provoke endless fury in linguistically thugged-out Internet rap snobs everywhere.
| May 22, 2009
Things fall apart
As hipster, electronic, indie-rock, and rap cultures converge, MCs are taking cues from their other-genre contemporaries who rely on everything from stage props and antics to self-mutilation in the quest to entertain.
Hip-hop finds room to move at South-By.
| March 25, 2009
SXSW Day 1: Pontoons, Porn, and Hip-Hop
I might not always land on my feet, but face first in a pile of fine ass ain’t a bad place to be. You can...
| March 19, 2009
Brother Ali | The Truth Is Here
My "greatest rapper" list reads differently from most. Ghostface Killah resides at the zenith, beside Rakim's throne, and Minneapolis truth agent Brother Ali.
| March 17, 2009
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