Prolific, insightful, inspiring... The indisputable praise for Minneapolis dwelling Brother Ali can go on and on. Mark Wheat hosts this influential hip-hop artist at the State Fair, just a few weeks before the September, 2009 release of his new album, "Us."
Songs performed: "Fresh Air," "Good Lord," and "Tight Rope."
- Brother Ali
- The literary life of Brother Ali Brother Ali, a recording artist with the Minneapolis-based Rhymesayers record label, talks about why Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" is one of his favorite books.
- Brother Ali performs in the Current studio Looking at a list of some of Brother Ali's influences lets you know right off how versatile this brother can be. With artists like KRS One, Spoonie Gee, Muddy Waters, Forest Whitaker, Public Enemy, Rakim, Huey Newton, Robert DeNiro, and Slug mentioned, you can see that he gets his inspiration from more than music.
- The Current Fakebook with Chuck D Host Mary Lucia welcomed Public Enemy founder, writer and activist Chuck D to the Current Fakebook at the Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday, April 19, 2008.
- Brother Ali: Live from SXSW Brother Ali's second full album The Undisputed Truth will be released in April, 2007. The Minneapolis rapper has been through some hard times in the past few years. He and his wife split. They fought over their son. Ali was homeless for a spell.
- Brother Ali performs in studio Brother Ali performs "Lookin' At Me Sideways," "Forest Whitaker," and "Rain Water"