Tuesday, June 14 2011
Zion I & The Grouch seek to recapture the best parts of their previous collaboration while trying to up the ante with new elements.
Sunday, September 26 2010
Hip-hop has been engaged in an ongoing tension between fantasy and reality, art and artifice but rappers, like all good artists, sometimes have to lie in order to tell the truth.
Thursday, February 4 2010
Ali’s mantra of united love and acceptance is how he lives his life. He communicates this without irony or looking weak. That takes the sting out of an otherwise overdone concept.
Thursday, October 8 2009
Say hello to one of hip-hop's best albums of the past 10 years. Brother Ali and Ant have done it again.
Thursday, April 2 2009
Consistency is a game Brother Ali is not afraid to play. And he demonstrates that across this fantastic nine-song EP.
Sunday, April 29 2007
The conscientious hip-hopper talks about racial identity and the new album that could blow up his career at last.
Tuesday, April 17 2007
The Twin Cities’ earnest, Muslim, albino rapper is back with his long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed Shadows on the Sun, and he brought some baggage with him.
Tuesday, September 5 2006
Psalm One has the fire, the flow, and the charisma to succeed -- once she finds the production, she'll fly.