Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brother Ali: "Stop the Press" (Prod. Jake One)

"Stop the Press" is the first official single from Brother Ali's Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, produced entirely by Jake One. I first saw Ali perform it over Evidence's "Red Carpet" instrumental at Sims' 7th St. Entry performance during last year's Doomtree Blowout week. Then he did it again a few weeks ago, again at the Entry, while debuting his new live band Blank Tape Beloved. In either form it's a powerful and highly personal piece of work. Ali raps passionately about several of the most significant events in his life from the past few years: losing his touring DJ (but not his friend) BK-One, his father committing suicide, Eyedea passing away, and more.

With all their one-off singles and finally the first official release from the album, Ali and Jake One have continually displayed their excellent chemistry together and set the bar high for August 21, when Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color will be released. You can pre-order the album now, via Fifth Element.

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