Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious and inspiring brand of Hip-Hop. Under Rhymesayers Entertainment, he’s unleashed a series of lauded projects, establishing himself as one of the most respected independent voices in music. His latest album, All the Beauty in This Whole Life, represented the newest and most refined chapter of his life’s journey. “Each of my albums are the result of the pain, growth and eventual healing that I experience,” Ali said. “Articulating the pain and navigating the healing allows the people who really feel my music to travel with me. It’s not only that we hurt together, we heal together as well.” This year, Brother Ali’s critically acclaimed debut album on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Shadows on the Sun, celebrates its 15th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Brother Ali will embark on a special 13-date headlining tour where he will perform the monumental album in its entirety each night. The Shadows on the Sun 15-Year Anniversary Tour kicks off November 1st in Washington D.C., with stops in New York, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles, and more.
“Sensitive’ deals with the reality that artists are often times faced with self doubt and a deep sense that the world isn’t hearing us as we’d like to be heard. This one was made at a time when I’d taken too long to release new music, had medical trouble with my voice and felt like I’d alienated fans with my political statements. Typical ‘tortured artist’ vibe that not many people talk about in Hip-Hop, but we all experience it on one level or another.”