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The War & Peace Tour with Immortal Technique, I Self Devine and more only has two weeks left! Get your tickets now for upcoming shows in MI, KY, IN, PA, MA, CT, MA, and VT: http://warandpeacetour.com/

Don't forget that you get a free download card for my new project Left In The Deck with the purchase of any Brother Ali shirt you buy on tour.
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Your right, it was childish of me. i still stand by my opinion. i apologize for being a hypocrite, i just harbor a lot of hate towards religion, i really should learn to control myself, because if i am being so insulting all the time, it really just gets in the way of my message and what i want to teach people. thanks ILLER121
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Honored and excited to announce that we'll be touring Europe with my brothers, Hip Hop legends, Dilated Peoples. Check the dates, get your tickets and travel if you have to. You won't want to miss this tour! http://bit.ly/1bqLysy
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+John Prescott if you are around these spots go get a eargasms 
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It's time! Pre-order this new "Cassette" shirt NOW from Fifth Element and immediately get a download of Left In The Deck, a 10-song project produced by Jake One: http://bit.ly/BrotherAliLITD

You can also get this new and unreleased music by buying any Brother Ali shirt on the War and Peace Tour which starts tonight: http://WarAndPeaceTour.com/
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Must have!!!
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Excited to hit the road this week. Got a quick message for y'all: http://bit.ly/1eaOEAq

Buy tickets: http://warandpeacetour.com

#WarAndPeaceTour
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From West Bank Music Festival. Photo by Amal Kay.
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The #WarAndPeaceTour with Immortal Technique is officially in the Midwest. Sold out Omaha last night, Madison tonight, then Chicago and Detroit. http://warandpeacetour.com/
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Incredible show!!!
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Yesterday at #rockthebells I introduced +Aesop Rock to ASAP Rocky.
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funny how none of the hip hop mags mentioned this titular connection, I wonder if they will do a song together 
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As we embark on the War And Peace Tour with my brother, Immortal Technique, I'm excited to release a new musical project. "Left In The Deck" is a collection of 10 raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world. This demo-tape style release was produced entirely by Jake One. It hasn't been polished up for the market or cleaned for the radio. These songs were left in their original demo form and are intended only for my family of direct supporters. The beats are grimy and I feel like this is some of the best rhyming I've ever captured on tape. I want to release this directly to you. 

Starting tomorrow at 12pm CST you can stream the entire album for FREE, but for all those kind enough to buy any Brother Ali shirt on the War And Peace Tour this fall, you'll also receive a digital download card of the album with your purchase.  If the tour isn't coming to your city or you don't want to wait, don't worry you can get the music immediately when you pre-order the "Cassette" shirt from Fifth Element.

Here's a track listing:

Side A
Dial Tone
Grandma And Them
Digital Age
Never Stoppin'
Not A Day Goes By

Side B
Well Okay
Steerange
Phantom Of The Opera
Rapper Thing
Devil's Arms

Peace, Love and Power!
See you soon, and thank you for your support.

- Brother Ali
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Dope tatt of the slogan from The "Us" album. Homie showed it to me at +Soundset this year.
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Building with Bro Tavis Smiley. Almost looks like we're arguing. Quite the opposite though.
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So good to see you on gplus are you coming to Britain at all in the future.? Your music is epic. 
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For the first time in his life, Brother Ali has been enjoying some day-to-day stability. Gone is the turbulent marriage to his first wife, homelessness, and the associated drama—all of which Ali openly documented on his last LP, The Undisputed Truth.

His new album, Us, is a progression that will establish Brother Ali as one of Hip Hop’s most enduring figures. While maintaining his intimate approach to songwriting, Ali has broadened his focus to examine life through his relationships with those closest to him. The new direction allows Ali to venture through the strengths and flaws of the human condition, exploring the evils of slavery, drug abuse, rape and poverty as well as the beauty of love, family and redemption.

Continuing the tradition of Ali’s previous albums, Us is produced entirely by long time partner Ant (Atmosphere, Felt) who provides enchanting mixtures of lush strings, and haunting choirs with the grinding pulse of funk-inspired synth bass and talk box.  Giving Ali the perfect musical bed to deliver his commanding and ever thought provoking musings.

This new approach was hinted at on Ali’s most recent EP, The Truth Is Here, on the funked-up track “Little Rodney” where he says in the chorus, “If ya’ll trying to talk about the horrors you see / tell your stories through me.”  As Ali says, “there are individuals that are doing okay, but a lot of the people around me and many I care about are still going through the same thing…things haven’t changed for them.”  

Us opens with “Brothers And Sisters” as the legendary Chuck D (Public Enemy) introduces Brother Ali as the speaker for the evening accompanied by a live Gospel choir and Stokley Williams (Mint Condition).  Ali uses songs like “House Keys” and  “Games” to illustrate how easy it is get caught up and trapped by drugs and hustling.  “These are people that could be your friends,” explains Ali about those in his new material.  “This is not just a statistic…this is real life and real people.”

“The Travelers”, is a multi-viewed look at slavery in America. Ali paints the picture of both the hardship faced by slaves being forcibly removed from their lives but also the effect this had on white America who has inherited a shameful legacy.  “We need to really go back and acknowledge slavery for what it is, what it was at the time, and what it is in our lives, all of our lives” says Ali.

Studies of slavery and modern corner life alike make the Ali worthy of the “Street Preacher” title friends have given him. Yet amid his evolution on Us, he hasn’t forgotten about what it means to be an all around champion MC. With the bombastic “Bad Mufucker Pt II” and the Freeway (Rocafella) and Joell Ortiz (Slaughterhouse) assisted “Best@it”, Ali still celebrates the craft of MCing. “I believe there’s nothing wrong with just rapping for the sake of rapping,” says Ali, who’s still trying to be the greatest of all time.  

While in many regards Ali is well on his way to that label one thing is undeniable, Brother Ali is one of the most engaging and important voices in Hip Hop right now and he and Ant have once again crafted a beautifully intelligent and entertaining album for all of Us.