Thursday, January 26, 2006

Brother Ali- Self Taught

The MP3 graduated.

Let's face it- most live hip hop shows are weak. Performances by the roster of the Rhymesayers label are an exception. A black albino Muslim, Brother Ali's incredible charisma and brilliant spontaneity make him even funnier and more provocative than labelmate Atmosphere. Accompanied only by a DJ, Ali wins over the few people in attendance who aren't already converts. On "Self Taught" from 2004's Champion EP, Ali explains himself and the Rhymesayers philosophy. As he says, "Any way you look at it, this shit is amazing."

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