Is it alright if I drop a couple gems from Brother Ali? All The Way Live posted these two high-quality live recordings from past Brother Ali performances. For those who have seen Ali in concert before, you undoubtedly know he is one of the best live rappers in the world, and consistently puts on jaw-dropping performances. The first track is "The Trap," which appeared on the Brother Ali & BK-One compilation album, Off The Record. It was recorded on October 20, 2007, during a performance at First Ave in Minneapolis. The second track is his verse from the Brother Ali-Wale collaboration "2nd Time Around," heralded by numerous bloggers as the best single verse of 2008. The truth that Ali preaches in that rap only resonates more strongly in this acapella version. It was recorded on October 20, 2008, and features the Rhythm Roots All-Stars on the backup.
Brother Ali: "The Trap (Live Acapella)"
Brother Ali: "2nd Time Around (Live Acapella)"