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Brother Ali

February 10, 2010 The young rapper uses personal hardship as artistic inspiration on Us.

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March 15, 2007 Dub and roots reggae open up new possibilities for Brother Ali's soul- and funk-based hip-hop.

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November 9, 2008 Rapper Young Jeezy and professor Mark Anthony Neal discuss the effect of Barack Obama on hip-hop.

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November 9, 2008 Rapper Young Jeezy and professor Mark Anthony Neal discuss the effect of Barack Obama on hip-hop.

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Brother Ali's fifth studio album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, came out last week.

September 26, 2012 The veteran rapper takes on thorny issues throughout Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color.

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March 16, 2006 Stephen Thompson shares tracks from some of his favorite artists performing at the festival.

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