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Monday, December 9 2013

The Best Hip-Hop of 2013

Jewel running, megalomania, acid rap, and sasquatches -- hip-hop continues to surprise in 2013.


Tuesday, December 11 2012

The Best Hip-Hop of 2012

From riotous humor to sociopolitical commentary, hip-hop in 2012 gave us quality and variety.


Thursday, August 30 2012

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for September

While every September offers its fair share of long-awaited releases, this month boasts an even greater embarrassment of riches than normal.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best Singles of 2009

PopMatters kicks off our annual two-week-long best music of the year feature with the 50 best singles of 2009, highlighted by a trio of American indie rock headliners.


Reviews

Sunday, October 7 2012

Brother Ali: Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color

The personal is the political in the fifth LP of Rhymesayer's heavy hitter. Produced in entirety by Jake One, it's as American as music gets: fearful, angry and hopeful, all at the same time.


Thursday, February 4 2010

Brother Ali: 27 October 2009 - Dallas, TX

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

Brother Ali: Us

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

Brother Ali: The Truth Is Here

Consistency is a game Brother Ali is not afraid to play. And he demonstrates that across this fantastic nine-song EP.


Tuesday, April 17 2007

Brother Ali: The Undisputed Truth

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.


Blogs

Wednesday, November 3 2010

New Brother Ali Video "Breakin' Dawn" Is Epic

Brother Ali is back to doing what he does best; making hip-hop music with some substance. His newest album, Us delves into the deep issues


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