Brother Ali is definitely one of the 21st century's best hip Hop MC's. Far from heavy and 'over produced' hip hop, Brother Ali s flow is determined, well sung and the most importantly: he believes in what he sings. Served by an excellent DJ, Brother Ali played his new album, sprinkled with bombs such as "Truth is", "Uncle Goddam", or "Looking at me sideways". Check out the accapela on the last track, just priceless. Brother Ali will be on stage around the world for a long time to come, he has so many things to say & to denounce. Not a white trash white guy, a US hiphop masterpiece.
Rapper Brother Ali spent much of his life living in various cities in the Upper Midwest, starting in Madison, WI, then moving to Michigan as a young child, where he was first introduced to breakdancing and graffiti and rapping, and finally settling in northern Minneapolis with his family when he was 15. Eventually, his demo tape Rites of Passage made it into the hands of the still young Rhymesayers crew, who signed the MC and brought him along with them to the 2000 Scribble Jam, at which Ali was a finalist. In 2003 his debut, Shadows on the Sun, produced by Atmosphere's Ant and including a song ("Forest Whitiker") that spoke of his albinism, came out, followed by the Champion EP in 2004. The next few years were tough for Ali, a devout Muslim, as he was dealing with a divorce and struggling for custody of his son. However, all of this just provided fodder for his music, and in the spring of 2007, after a few months of delays, Brother Ali's sophomore record, The Undisputed Truth, hit shelves.more>>>
Rhymesayers Entertainment is an independent hip hop record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, co-founded in 1995 by Sean Daley, Anthony Davis, Brent Sayers and Musab S'ad Ali.more>>>
The label is mainly composed of native Minnesotans as well as nationally recognized artists including Soul Position and MF Doom, who has released one disc (MM..Food?) for the label. Rhymesayers is the largest hip-hop label in Minnesota and has a friendly relationship with the Doomtree crew as well. P.O.S of Doomtree is signed as a solo artist to Rhymesayers.
In 1999, the label opened its own record store called Fifth Element, located in Uptown, Minneapolis. The store is a staple of hip hop in the Twin Cities, selling independent and commercial hip hop, but also specializing in local music.
On March 9, 2007, Rhymesayers Entertainment signed a promotion, marketing and distribution deal with Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group.
Releases for 2007 include EP's from Atmosphere and full length highly acclaimed albums from Brother Ali and Mac Lethal.
For 15 years, Glaz Art has been doing its own musical revolution... refusing the mainstream consensus to focus instead on quality, promoting artistic crossovers. Eclectic and edgy, the sound selection is one of the best in Paris, in this town that lacks creativity. Post rock, novo hip hop, funk, folk, electro, if you are a musical adventurer, you ll find your grail in this place. Above all, Glaz Art atmosphere is so unique, acid-baroque, colorful, warm, glamorous that you can t miss this spot !more>>>
A certain avant-garde is renewing with hip-hop's original values: peace love, unity… and having fun, to quote Afrika Bambataa. Raised on rock, electro and jazz... and rap of course, these new producers innovate as fast as they rhyme, reinventing beats, flow and new formats.
Followers of Antipop, Shadow and the rest, an army of bboys are joining the ranks of a revolutionary avant-garde.
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